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Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Review - Verdict

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Tokina Opera 50mm F1,4 Vertical View

Value For Money

The Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens is priced at £879, a not insubstantial amount, but considering its quality level pretty fair value.

Alternative lenses might include:

There are a large number of alternatives at much lower prices, although they are very different sorts of lenses.

There are also many extremely low-cost options on the market, commonly referred to as "plastic fantastic". For more options have a look at the Top 42 Best Portrait Lenses or the Top 23 Best 50mm Standard Prime lenses.


Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Verdict

All the things that made the Pentax version of this design an Editor's Choice apply just as well to the Tokina Opera version, bringing some fine qualities into the domain of Canon and Nikon users. There is no doubt that the competition amongst these types of high-quality lenses is fierce, but Tokina is delivering close to the best quality available at a very competitive price. Another Editor's Choice.

Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Pros

  • Excellent sharpness
  • Very even performance
  • Well controlled CA
  • Zero distortion
  • Lovely smooth bokeh
  • Fast, silent and accurate AF
  • Weather and dust resistance
  • Quality manufacture
  • Full-time manual focus
  • No flare

Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Cons

  • Price tag
  • Heavy
  • No inbuilt shake reduction

Overall Verdict

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kaoskode 8 1 United States
17 Dec 2018 2:38AM
I would like to see a test with both this and a comparable Canon Model of your choice with this lens because I like this color rendering better than most after market Nikon lens and also on adapters with the new mounts from Nikon and Canon which are 55 and 54 mm if I remember correctly. Thanks for the review.

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