Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle, Manual Focus Lens with Focus Confirm Chip for Nikon DSLR Cameras

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About Bower 14mm f/2.8

The Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle Lens with Focus Confirm Chip for Nikon DSLR Cameras gives you approximately a 115deg. angle of view with dramatic perspective when used with a full-frame digital camera or 35mm film camera and a 92.5deg. angle of view with APS-C sized cameras. It includes a special focus confirm chip that allows the lens to work with the camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering and auto white balance functions.

With hybrid aspherical elements and multi-coated lenses you will produce sharply defined images with a minimum of distortion, aberration and flare. This manual focusing 14mm lens focuses as close as 11" (28 cm) from the lens and has a built-in petal-type lens hood.

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Bower 14mm f/2.8 Features

  • Special chip allows the use of camera's focus confirm, auto exposure, auto metering, auto white balance
  • Ultra wide-angle 14mm lens with an approximately 92.5deg. angle of view using an APS-C camera and 115deg. on a full-frame camera
  • Optimized for APS-C (1.5x) size digital imaging format
  • Lens is constructed with two ED lens elements, one hybrid aspherical lens element and one glass aspherical lens element, for outstanding, sharply defined images with minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations
  • Super multi-layer coating to reduce flares and ghost images
  • Lens has a minimum focusing distance of 11" (28 cm) for enhanced close-up shots
  • Lens includes a built-in petal-type lens hood

Bower 14mm f/2.8 Specifications

Focal Length
14 mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon DX
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View
115.7deg.
APS-C Picture Angle: 92.5deg.
Minimum Focus Distance
11" (27.94 cm)
Groups/Elements
10/14
Image Stabilization
No
Autofocus
No
Tripod Collar
No
Filter Thread
No
Dimensions (DxL)
3.43x3.69" (87x93.6 mm)
Weight
1.17 lbs (0.53 kg)

Bower 14mm f/2.8 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

 
4.0

Great manual wide angle

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from Des Moines, Iowa  -  Photo Enthusiast

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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from North Georgia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

By

from Salinas, ca  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Wide And Sharp = Great

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