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Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon

You Pay: $379.00
Product Highlights
  • Fast f/1.4 Maximum Aperture
  • Aspherical Glass for Image Quality
  • High Refractive Optical Glass
  • Multi Coating for Reduced Flare
  • Smooth Manual Focusing
  • 8 Aperture Blades for Refined Bokeh
  • Minimum Focusing Distance - 1.0' (30cm)
  • Filter Size - 77mm

The high-quality Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon features a brilliant maximum aperture of f/1.4, the largest in its class. An aspherical lens element and use of refractive glass achieve very sharp, distortion-free pictures from infinity to its closest shooting distance of 1.0' (30cm). Smooth manual focus and eight aperture blades provide a superior shooting experience.

Sharp image implementation from far and near by floating design
Ensures superior outer edge image quality by adopting aspherical glass
Uses advanced high refractive optical glass
Reduces flare with ultra multi coated lenses
Smooth out-focusing and circular quality with 8 aperture blades
Compatible cameras:
Nikon DSLR cameras
Performance
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 63°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0' (30 cm)
Magnification 0.18x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 12/10
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.27 x 4.29" (83 x 109 mm)
Weight 23.07 oz (654 g)
Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon
  • Front Lens Caps
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice bokeh (7)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Consistent output (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (8)
      • Night photography (6)
      • Video (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Weddings (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      4.0

      Great lens

      By Adam

      from Savannah, GA

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      Just as good as the Samyang version, only cheaper. Four stars due to the cheapo lens cap and hood. Only thing I've noticed is that my D7000 won't notice the half clicks in between full stops on the aperture ring. If I'm at 5.6 and click a half stop up, the camera will still register it as 5.6, when in reality it's 6.3. However this issue does not affect the light meter; when one tick over/under exposed, clicking a half stop will give you a correct exposure without changing the number displayed in the LCD.

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      5.0

      Best value for price!

      By Minkmade

      from Phoenix AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      My favorite 35 1.4 is the Zeiss, I don't like the nikon 1.4, the nikon 1.8 is TOTALLY AWFUL, and I have yet to try the Sigma Art.

      I recently used this lens for a video shoot, and it was quite lovely. Good bokeh, a little rainbow-ring type lens flare, but myself I liked it for the shoot and it does come with a hood so that could be prevented.

      Sounds / feels a little hesitant to lock into my Nikon D7100, but no actual problems with it.

      I'm picky but I think I really like this little gem.

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      5.0

      Best $[$] I've Ever Spent!

      By CagomoC

      from Marysvill, WA.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Budget Price
      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Looks Feels Pro
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Clunks When Shaked
      • Plastic casing
      • Poor Quality Bag

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • No Limit
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      I find my self using this lens more and more.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Worththemon price

      By None

      from Atlanta, georgia

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      You give up auto focus but sharp lens

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big Performance for Small Price

      By Midbar

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Sharp

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      The Bower 35mm 1.4 lens is better than I expected it to be, and I had high expecations. It is decently sharp wide open. Stopping down to f/2 nets a big increase in contrast and by f/2.8 the lens is extremely sharp all over. What I like most is the smooth bokeh, those out-of-focus areas that render in a very pleasing way.

      The downside is that this lens is very heavy, and focus can be tricky when shot below f/2.8. Live view with mangnification is pretty much a must if shooting wide open. It's especially critical for photographing people in low light situations. I've also tried this lens on a Sony NEX using focus peaking. It works very well with the exception of low contrast subjects. In those cases magnified focusing is recommended.

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      5.0

      Excellent Value

      By GBVideo

      from High Springs, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Smooth focus ring
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Focus breathing

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      I use this lens in a professional capacity as a wedding videographer. I use it on a pair of D600s and am incredibly impressed with it. I would say the most impressive aspect of this lens is the quality of the bokeh--it's really quite dreamy. I do wish it was just a little sharper at f/1.4 (maybe its my copy). The focus breathing is also pretty substantial with this lens. With that said, it's still quite good wide open and more than sufficient for video work.

      If you're a videographer, this lens should be in your bag. The 24mm and 14mm by bower are also incredible. Don't have the 85mm (yet).

      Of course, if you're strictly a videographer, you might look into the cine version of this lens.

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      5.0

      Great, sharp lens for the money!

      By Mark in Oregon

      from Oregon

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      A fantastic bargain and truly a well made lens! Manual focus is the only downside to this lens. Despite some reviws, the Nikon focus confirmation is dead-on for my copy! Lucky or perhaps the manufacturer has tightened up quality control.

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      5.0

      Optical marvel

      By tbuyer

      from Washington DC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Excellent contrast
      • King Of Kings
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Sharp
      • Very Very Low Ca

      Cons

      • NOTHING

      Best Uses

      • Landscape
      • Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Standard Lens

      Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

      This lens is superb.It's optical quality is only matched by the most expensive 35mm lenses: Zeiss, Nikon, Sigma (anywhere $900-$1900).Excellent sharpness, contrast, color, and bokeh (beautiful bokeh)You can shoot this marvel at f/1.4 and you'll get amazing results.At f/2 There nothing better.With Nikon you have green dot focus confirmation.Bottom-line: in terms of optical performance this is an absolute no-brainer. The only reason to pay more is to get autofocus. Really, in terms of optical performance it hardly gets any better than this.

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      4.0

      Great buy!

      By MontanaWild

      from Missoula, MT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Video

        Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

        Everything I read about the lens were true. Great price for a solid lens. Only issue is my D600 doesn't always recognize the lens and I have to spin the aperture ring for it to pick it up. Other than that it's been great.

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        4.0

        good lens if you can live with MF

        By sd

        from ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

          got it on sale. bower version does come with
          chip. however green dot is off. (check Ken Rockwell)
          however I could find the point where focus is right.
          (between ">" and "o")

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          5.0

          The best of the best of BH Photo

          By Paul Corbeil alias Dentaire

          from Trois-Rives, Quebec et Labrador

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Video
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon:

            I am very very glad of this Bower 35 mm f 1.4! It is a secret weapon for low light photography! A machine gun for brights clears pictures!

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