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Bower 14mm f/2.8: Picture 1 regular $299.00

About Bower 14mm f/2.8

The Bower 14mm Aspherical Wide Angle Lens is an excellent addition to any photographer's collection. It allows users the ability to expand their creativity and capture incredible scenes from a truly unique perspective. This manual focus lens, when used with cameras with an APS-C image sensor, creates images with an expanded perspective, including images with a creatively deformed outlook and a sharp pan focus that extends throughout the entire frame.

Optical construction is based on 14 elements in 12 groups. 2 ED low dispersion lenses, one hybrid aspherical element and one glass aspherical element combine to minimize distortion and chromatic aberrations. Advanced optical construction allows this lens to deliver razor sharp images even in corners.

The 14mm f/2.8 works perfectly even with latest high resolution full frame sensors. The lens is optically corrected, which is especially useful in architecture and landscape photography and the 114 deg. angle of view allows the user to create extremely unique and interesting pictures.

Bower 14mm f/2.8 Features

  • Two ED lenses; one hybrid aspherical and one glass aspherical
  • High quality anti-reflecting layers

Bower 14mm f/2.8 Specifications

Focal Length
14mm
Angle of View (Full-frame)
114 deg
Angle of View (APS-C)
92.5 deg
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Construction
14 elements/12 groups
Number of Diaphragm Blades
6
Minimum Focus
28cm
Mfr #
SLY1428N
SKU
BOW1428N

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Reviewed by 3 customers

 
4.0

Great manual wide angle

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Great value and optical quality. Capable of taking incredibly sharp images or providing a huge depth of field. The focus ring is very smooth. It's a great lens for landscapes and night sky shots. Metering and focus confirmation work just fine on a 7100 with the non-cpu lens data set to 15mm. I do have three complaints, but all three are pretty minor and I understood the first two before purchasing it. First, you can't use filters on it. Second, the mounting alignment dot is on the back of the lens not the side, so it takes a bit of fidgeting to get it attached. Last, the focus stops just past infinity, which is unfortunate for sky photography; this isn't a huge issue, it just takes a bit more care to get shots right.

 
5.0

Excellent astrophotography lens

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I have only used it for wide-field astrophotography, and it is a very good lens for that purpose. I have been able to get very good images in the f/2.8 to f/4 range. I start at infinity focus and usually have to make only slight adjustments from there. The edge distortion is normal for a lens like this, but it can be easily corrected in post. I imagine it would be a very good real estate or landscape lens as well. It simply can't be beat for the price.

 
5.0

Wide And Sharp = Great

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Wide And Sharp = Great

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Feroz F  Does this lens offer focus confirmation? Some bower models do not
LOTUS LAND P  No, this lens doesn't offer focus confirmation. I use the 'critical focus' button on my Canon 7d to confirm focus,... or do a test shot. Brady Brandwood brandwoodmedia
Feroz F  Hi Brady, Canon models of the Bower don't offer focus confirmation, but there is a special version for Nikon mounts only that does. Wanted to know if this particular one was chipped to allow the same
Dan C  will this lens work with a Nikon D5000 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera?
JERRY L  Honestly, I don't quite know how to answer the question, except as follows: I use the B ower lens on a Nikon D7100. Since the D7100 and the D5000 are both "dx" format cameras, I see no reason why they would not both give the same kind of performance with the Bower lens. I use two other lenses on my D7100: The Nikon 55-300 zoom and the prime 35mm focal length lens, also by Nikon on my camera. When I need wide-angle, the Bower REALLY creates the wide angle that I seek. I suggest that you compare the specs of the D5000 and the D7100 online. Both are available from Nikon. I do believe the Bower wide-angle is a truly good choice, with the caveat that it is manual focus. That takes some practice, but for long wide shots, it gives great prints.
Shopper  Would this lens work well with the nikon d90?
Andrew R  Yes, this lens should work with the Nikon D90.
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