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Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta DSLRs

You Pay: $325.00
Product Highlights
  • For Sony/Minolta DSLRs
  • Manual Focus - Fixed f/2.8 Aperture
  • 92.5° Angle of View (APS-C)
  • 114° Angle of View (Full Frame)
  • 14 Elements/12 Groups Construction
  • Two Aspherical & Two ED Lens Elements
  • Close Focusing Down to 11" (0.28 m)

The Bower 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens is compatible with Sony/Minolta DSLRs with an APS-C sensor; it features two high-precision aspherical elements and two ED-glass elements. This results in better contrast and sharpness at the outer edges, and a reduction in chromatic aberrations that can sometimes be seen with high-resolution digital SLRs.

This bright lens provides an ultra wide 92.5° angle view in digital SLR cameras with APS-C size sensors and a 114° angle of view when used with full frame DSLRs* so you can capture sweeping vistas, dramatic architectural compositions and panoramas. Additionally, its minimum focusing distance of only 11" (0.28 m) will allow you to move in close on your subjects to achieve amazing perspectives. With a fast f/2.8 aperture photographers can create dynamic photographs that take full advantage of the characteristics of the lens.

* Note: Though this lens will cover the imaging sensor of a full-frame DSLR, it is better optimized for use with DSLRs containing smaller APS-C format sensors. As such you might notice softer focus and some light fall-off towards the edges of the frame when using a full-frame DSLR. If you do plan on using this lens with a full-frame DSLR we recommend you set the lens no wider (faster) than f/8 for optimum image quality.

Performance
Focal Length 14mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 114°
APS-C Picture Angle: 92.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (27.94 cm)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 14/12
Diaphragm Blades 6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta DSLRs
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    Bower14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta DSLRs
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Great product from a great company.

    By Wheels

    from Fargo, North Dakota

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • I don't have any

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta DSLRs:

    This was a great lens for my sony camera and it was very easy to use and because it was manual focus I cold create different looks with one lens that I would have never gotten with the other lenses that I own.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A great wide angle

    By bertha

    from Des Moines, IA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Almost no CA
    • APS distortion correctabl
    • Great flare control

    Cons

    • No chip
    • Wonky distortion on FF

    Best Uses

    • Everything but arch

    Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Sony/Minolta DSLRs:

    It's a shame that this lens is not chipped. Or a shame that my camera won't compensate for shutter speed. Despite this I much prefer this to my Tokina 17mm because of its relative lack of chromatic aberration and flare.

    Wouldn't recommend this to an architectural shooter because of the strange distortion at the edges on full frame cameras, but on APS-C sensors and any time perfectly straight edges are not needed this lens is a great performer. The documentation does state that it is "optimized for APS-C".

    I definitely recommend this lens.

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