Not to be outdone, Tokina plans to announce a Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF ahead of CP+. Canon shooters have been waiting a new 50mm for quite some time, I'm not sure this is what they were thinking.

You're also going to have to wait a while to try it out, as it doesn't look like it's coming until September of 2018.

One neat design element of the lens, is it appears the focus ring will rotate in the direction that matches your Canon or Nikon camera.

Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Specifications: (Google Translated)

  • Autofocus full frame lens
  • Mount: For Canon · For Nikon
  • Ring type ultrasonic motor
  • Dust and Weather Resistant
  • For the first time at Tokinar adopted electromagnetic iris system for Nikon
  • The direction of rotation of the focus ring is the same as that of a genuine lens for both Canon and Nikon
  • Scheduled release date: Summer 2018
  • Announcement expected on February 28
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