Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F Mount

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Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F Mount

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Product Highlights
  • Covers APS-C Sized Sensors
  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Depth of Field Markings
  • Min. Focus Distance of 7.87 Inches
  • Bayonet Mount Lens Hood

The Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F is a wide-angle lens optimized for digital cinematography. The lens produces an image circle that will cover APS-C sized sensors or smaller. The focus and aperture rings feature industry-standard 0.8 pitch gearing for attaching a follow focus unit. The aperture ring is also de-clicked to allow for smooth iris pulls while shooting. Focus, aperture, and depth of field markings are on the side of the lens to aid focus pullers, who typically operate on the side of the camera.

The 16mm T2.2 lens is constructed out of 13 individual elements in 11 groups, including one aspherical and one hybrid aspherical element. Aspherical elements help minimize unwanted distortion and chromatic aberrations. The lens also has a multi-layer coating to reduce flares and maintain image contrast in bright conditions.

With an angle of view of 83.1°, the lens is well-suited for shooting landscapes, architecture, and for use in tight interior locations. A maximum aperture of T2.2 means that the lens is effective in low-light shooting and can produce a shallow depth of field when the lens is closer to the subject. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 7.87". A bayonet-mount lens hood and lens pouch come included with the lens.

  • 16mm lens with 83.1° angle-of-view
  • Image Circle covers APS-C sized sensors
  • Industry Standard 0.8 pitch gearing on focus and iris rings
  • De-clicked aperture for smooth focus pulls
  • 13 elements in 11 groups with an aspherical and a hybrid aspherical lens element
  • Ultra Multi Coating on lens minimizes flares and ghosting
  • Depth of Field markings on side of the lens
  • A minimum focusing distance of 7.87 inches
  • Includes bayonet mount lens hood
Focal Length 16 mm
Comparable 35mm/Full-Frame Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture Maximum: T2.2
Minimum: T22
Iris Blades 8
Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Covers APS-C or smaller sensors
Angle of View 83.1° (APS-C)
Lens Construction 13 elements in 11 groups (1 x aspherical element, and 1 x hybrid aspherical element)
Filter Size 77 mm
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20.00 cm)
Gear Pitch 0.8
Dimensions (Diam. x L) 3.3 x 3.4" (83.0 x 86.9 mm)
Weight 20.5 oz (580.0 g)
Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F Mount
  • Lens Hood
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F
     
    4.7

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          5.0

          best option for BMPCC

          By quantumrider

          from new york, ny

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                Comments about Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F:

                sweet and fast glass on the budget

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                5.0

                great with BMPCC

                By quantumrider

                from New York, NY

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                      Comments about Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F:

                      this lens mounted on BMCC speedbooster mounted on BMPCC is just about 30mm and with a glassless adapter for MFT it's 48mm so basically with two adapters I get the two lengths I've been using 90% of the time shooting video in the past few years

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                      4.0

                      Quite good

                      By jsolterbeck

                      from San Francisco, CA

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                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

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                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Bower 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens for Nikon F:

                        Using this lens with the BMPC4K. Focus has a nice long rotation, no-click aperture is super but honestly unnecessary most of the time unless you're run and gunning in and out of buildings and so forth.

                        The price is fair to good for a lens of this quality IMO, and considering the options.

                        So far I find it to be adequately sharp, it compares nicely with my set of manual Nikon primes. I haven't worked with cine-quality lens, (Zeiss, Cooke, etc) but at the near-cine-quality level this lens hangs in nicely. It is a lot of plastic and I can feel/hear the barrels touching sometimes when I focus, so I know this lens will not last as long as a heavier piece, but it's going to be fine for a couple years I'm sure. Just take extra care not to get it dusty and it should be fine.

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