Hands-on with the Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4
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Hands-on with the Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4

We first saw a prototype of Tokina's new 50mm F1.4 Opera lens at the CP+ show in Japan earlier this year. After waiting all summer, we finally got hands-on time with a working model at this year's Photokina in Germany. The Opera series is Tokina's high-end lens lineup – the equivalent to Sigma's Art line – and the 50mm F1.4 is the first lens in the series to come into production.

Available in both Nikon and Canon full-frame DSLR mount, the lens is specifically meant to be paired with high-resolution cameras like the Nikon D850 and Canon EOS 5DS R. Set to ship around the end of October, it is priced at $950.