Pro Optic 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens for Nikon Mount SLR Cameras

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About ProOPTIC 14mm F/2.8

The Pro Optic 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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (6),Consistent output (5),Durable (4),Easily interchangeable (4),Lightweight (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (11),Low light (8),Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9),Semi-pro photographer (5)

ProOPTIC 14mm F/2.8 Features

  • This fine 14 element lens features 2 ED, one hybrid aspherical, and one glass aspherical lens element..UMC Coating
  • This wide angle lens also offers an impressive 114-degree field of view on full frame cameras and 92.5-degrees on APS-C cameras
  • Manual Focus type,
  • Lens Hood included

ProOPTIC 14mm F/2.8 Specifications

Model
Pro Optic 14mm Wide Angle
Recommended Sensor size
35mm Format / APS-C
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Optical Construction
14 Element in 10 Groups (1 Glass ASP & 1 Hybrid ASP)
Angle of View
35mm: 115.7 deg. / APS-C: 93.9 deg.
Coatings
UMC
Minimum Focus Distance
0.28m (0.9ft)
Macro Ratio
1;12
Filter Size
None
Mount
Nikon AE coupled aperture priority or manual with focus confirmation.
Dimensions
93.6mm long / Maximum Diameter .87.0mm
Standard Accessory
Includes Lenshood

ProOPTIC 14mm F/2.8 Reviews

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4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (12)

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    (1)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

great lens at a great price

$1500 cheaper than Nikon and just as sharp. No autofocus but for a lens this wide, everything beyond 6 feet is pretty much in focus anyway. I hate that I can't attach a filter but I can buy 3 of these for the price of one Nikon.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for experienced photographers.

I bought this for a Nikon D5000. It easily attaches, but the camera doesnt know the lens is even attached. Ruined half my trip photos because I had the settings incorrect. Dont buy this if youre just starting to get interested in photography.

Reviewed by 16 customers

 
4.0

Super, fun, inexpensive lens!

By

from Wausau, WI  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this specifically for night sky photography. I had a chance to use it for the first time last weekend and was pleased with the initial results. Who would have thought you could get a good fast wide angle lens for under $300.00!

 
5.0

Big Bang for the Buck!

By

from Portland, OR  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm using the lens for landscape and shots with high foreground intrest. It takes fantasticly sharp shots from 1 foot to infinity with low barrel distortion if used correctly and you are comfortable using manual mode since this is a non-CPU lens. I set my Nikon up in the shooting menu to use this lens as a non-CPU lens, and the camera DOES record the correct exposure and focus. I would definately recommend this lens to anyone getting into landscape photography or home interior photography. A great value! Thanks Brian Peterson for recomending this lens! :-)

 
4.0

Pro Optic 14 mm lens

By

from New Hampshire  -  Photography Student

I have only tried the lens out to make sure that it works correctly, it works beautifully and takes great pictures. I can not wait for my new camera to get here so I can use it at night.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice lens-great w/a

By

from hollywood, florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It's incredible difference between an 18mm and the 14mm. The extra wide angle is awsome without distortion. But the lens is disspointing as its all manula, no auto focus and no auto iris. its strictly for professional use only.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't get better than this for the price

By

from San Diego, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a fully manual lens: manual focus and manual aperture. Luckily, the focusing ring is very smooth, although a bit too precise than needed for a lens this wide (3/4 of a turn to go from 28cm to infinity). You can't get anything wider than this for Canon EF before going fisheye. Distortion is a bit weird, but someone made a correction profile for this so that is no longer a problem (try Googling for it). Besides, if you're not shooting downtown buildings, you're most likely ok even without the correction. I like the metal construction. This lens feels solid and light. I would like auto aperture so that the viewfinder doesn't have to get as dark and I can see the aperture information. I also like to be able to use filters, too; but I know that's just asking too much for a lens this optically superb at this price. If you're considering an UWA for Canon, this is one of the best lens. Your other options are the Canon 16-35 or the 17-40 or the Canon 14mm L, all of which cost a lot more.

 
4.0

Good Deal

By

from Venice, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I got this as alternative to Canon's 14mm f/2.8 which costs around $2400. I actually like that the controls are fully manual on this one and I have been happy with the first few images I have taken with it. I think it is a good addition to my kit as my widest lens.

 
4.0

Best for this price point

By

from Arizona  -  Photo Enthusiast

You will not find a better ultra wide lens at this price point anywhere. The lens is made under multiple brand names, but the Pro-optic is the least expnsive and not any different. If you are looking for an UWA, this is a great choice at significantly less $$ than an equivalent focal lenght by Canon. There is some distortion but post-processing will remove it.

 
4.0

Can't beat the price for quality

By

from Florida Keys, Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Really can't get a better deal than this. Impressive sharpness for a super wide lens which is a must have for any serious full frame landscape photographer. If you've got $1800 laying around that you should probably get the canon 14mm, if not, this lens offers a viable alternative.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Answering someone's question.

By

from Nevada City, California  -  Photo Enthusiast

Adorama wrote to me asking if I could answer a prospective customer's question about whether it was possible to use a Cokin-type filter on this lens. In a nutshell, no. At least, I haven't figured out how to. (I also use Cokin filters.) The built-in lens hood prevents it. I suspect this will be true for most -- if not all-- extreme wide angle lenses, just because of the way the glass has to be formed on the front element. Sorry! Best, Jon

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fine so far!

By

from Nevada City, California  -  Photo Enthusiast

Realize you will have to get much closer to your subject than you have been doing.

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Shopper  Will it work on the Nikon D5100?
Jarold H  Yes, but it is an FX format lens, and the 5100 is DX, So the full wide anlgle effect will not be utilized. It will be the equivalent of DX 21mm...
Rachit S  Is this a version that has focus confirm chip and metering supported?
CHRIS D  I have the Canon version. It is completely manual. It is, however a very sharp lens and excellent value for money.
Shopper  can i use this lens with nikon d40x?
TOMMY B  To start with you will kneed the "AE" version so your exposure meter will function. If you use the non "AE" version you will have to guess at your shutter speed and aperture setting with no assistance from the Nikon D40x. This is a full frame 14mm lens that will translate into 22-24mm when used on a small digital format. The 8mm version will give you 4+ times the coverage aria of the 18mm that you probably already have, but there is of yet no "AE" version of this lens on the market. If you also have Nikon 35mm film cameras to, then buy the 14mm AE UMC and use it on both. If you only have the D40x the 14mm AE is quite heavy for just a very little increase of view angel. The 8mm would give the dramatic super wide / fish-eye effect your probably looking for, but you will have to guess at all exposures. I originally purchased my 14mm non "AE" lens for use on older Nikon 35mm film cameras with good results using ASA-100 film. I also use this lens with adapter on Canon EOS 35mm Elan II e and Canon EOS 10D small format digital. I have been very satisfied with this lens, its well built and the image quality cant be beat for the $. If your not willing or able to buy a Nikon D200 or higher with the AI pow on the front. Get a Canon D30 or higher and the 8mm or 14mm lens and I think you will be quite satisfied. My next lens will be a Pro-Optic 8mm in Nikon mount + Nikon F to EOS adapter for use on my currant Canon EOS 10D, which gives me the option of later buying the Nikon D7000 and use the same lens. A basic rule for going wider is a 8mm lens will have 4-times the view aria that a 16mm lens at the same distance. If you wont a narrower view a 100mm lens has 1/4 the view aria of a 50mm lens at the same distance. I hope this helps. Moose
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