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Bower14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night photography (4)
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    5.0

    Excellent low cost wide lens

    By Houllahan

    from Providence RI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

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

      Using this on a Canon 5D a 35mm Eyemo and a Sony A7s shot a series of timelapse shots in Boston for network tv used this lens allot. Very sharp and little falloff in the corners.

      Cons just a less than totally tight Nikon mount.

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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

      Verified Buyer

      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

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      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

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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

        Verified Buyer

        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

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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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

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                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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