July 20, 2018, 01:14:32 AM

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aceflibble

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Re: Tokina Officially Announces the Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2018, 02:20:29 PM »
^The 50 STM is optically great from f/4, but yes, both the quality and the rendering style at wider apertures is pretty horrendous. That's what you get for such a cheap lens which is now primarily sold as APS-C users' very first portrait prime. It's actually the best of the Canon autofocus 50s for studio, though; at f/8-11 it's the sharpest, most neutral, cleanest-rendering of the three.


Curious: are any non-(L or DO) lenses weather sealed?

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No, although IIRC the preproduction 17-55 f/2.8 and 35mm f/2 IS were both partially sealed.

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Re: Tokina Officially Announces the Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2018, 02:20:29 PM »

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Re: Tokina Officially Announces the Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2018, 08:44:01 AM »
Hi,

I heard a statement that the Tokina lens will be optically identical to the new Pentax 50mm 1.4, which starts selling approximately NOW. Anyone knows if this is true/likely?

Can we use any test/review results about the Pentax lens to evaluate what to expect from the Tokina glass?


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Re: Tokina Officially Announces the Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2018, 10:42:16 AM »
Hi,

I heard a statement that the Tokina lens will be optically identical to the new Pentax 50mm 1.4, which starts selling approximately NOW. Anyone knows if this is true/likely?

Can we use any test/review results about the Pentax lens to evaluate what to expect from the Tokina glass?

Well the Pentax one is on pre-order at Wex for £1,199, delivery due end of July, so it will be interesting to see how much Toking ask for theirs. According to info on the web Pentax developed this lens and it is Toking who are licensing it. Not the way round I would have expected as Pentax seems to have used Tamron for their recent FF zooms.

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Re: Tokina Officially Announces the Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2018, 10:42:16 AM »