Tokina hopes Opera 50mm will sing
A NEW 50mm f/1.4 lens has been released by Tokina as part of its premium Opera range. This fast prime is designed for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs and is weathersealed; other key features include nine aperture blades and 15 lens elements in nine groups, along with a 40cm minimum focusing distance. A ring-shaped ultrasonic motor drives the AF and the Nikon version employs an electronic diaphragm mechanism, which is a first for Tokina. The Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF will be available from November for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts; the UK price has yet to be confirmed, but the US price is $949.