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Bower14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent output (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night photography (4)
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    4.0

    Works Well

    By Rikker

    from Texas

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

    Used for close ups and pics where i want an extended depth of field

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    5.0

    Great wide lens

    By Mike

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Photography Student

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Sharp

    Cons

    • Heavy Distortion

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

    I believe this is the best ultra wide angle for the price. Very wide, very sharp. There is significant barrel/mustache distortion.

    The produce description mentions this lens for APS-C sensors, but this is great for 35mm sensors as well.

    The manual focus throw is very long, and easy to set with a hyperfocal distance.

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    5.0

    A great wide-angle lens!

    By SkyCor

    from West Jordan, UT

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

      This lens is very sharp for the price! A great wide-angle lens for landscape photography and large family gatherings. The fact that it's a manual lens is actually a plus for me; I use it mostly for nightscape and landscape photography where I'm setting everything on the camera in manual mode anyway. For the money, you can't beat this lens!

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      5.0

      Very happy with my purchase

      By A Photo Enthusiast

      from Canada

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

      This lens really produce sharp results from F2.8 and becomes extraordinary at F8, which also makes focusing easier with this manual focus lens. Useful both on FX and DX. Although, the lens is somewhat harder to detach and it makes changing lens in a hurry less easy. Would definitly buy again.

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      4.0

      Grest value

      By Big Denis

      from Montreal, Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • No Depth Of Field Rule

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

        Had heard about this lens for some time and was curious to discover if it was as goos as told.thios lenses was a nice surprise for me.

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        1.0

        No auto exposure ability

        By Big Bear explorer

        from Big Bear City, CA

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              Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

              Unable to give a good review of lens as it has no capability of automatic exposure with my Nikon D3100. The info on B&H website provided by the manufacturer states manual focus only but says nothing about exposure abilities. If I had and exposure meter and wanted to go to the hassle of using, I might have kept this lens. [...] I have already ordered a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 [...]

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              4.0

              Very nice little lens

              By DeeLee

              from San Francisco

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

                Sharp, sharp sharp.

                This is not particular a 14-24G killer, but at 1/4 of the price, you still get F2.8 and 14mm, and most importantly, a sharp corner to corner image.

                However, you have to watch out for the distortion though, also, fully manual focus only, but I didn't find any difficulties in getting in-focus picture at all, at 14mm, you really shouldn't have to worry about focusing at all especially when you use it for stop down landscape pictures, also all modern camera are equipped with Live-View, so makes it even easier to manual focus. another thing to watch out for is you can't use any filter on this lens, just like the Nikon 14-24 and any other lens this wide, so if you need to use filter for special effects, you are out of luck here. that is the only reason I rated it 4 start instead of 5.

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                4.0

                Great Lens for Great Price

                By BermyGuy

                from Bermuda

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:

                  Just Got This Len's After Noticing The Price. After A Little Getting Adjusted To The Lens Found Great Value For The Price.

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