Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • For Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
  • Manual Focus - Fixed f/2.8 Aperture
  • Optimized for APS-C Size Sensors
  • 89° 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)
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Bower 14mm f/2.8 overview

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The Bower 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens is compatible with Canon EOS 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 89° 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.

In the Box
Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower 14mm f/2.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 14mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 114°
    APS-C Picture Angle: 92.5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11" / 27.94 cm
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 6
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.0 x 4.4"

    Bower 14mm f/2.8 reviews

    14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 73.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super sharp ultra wide This lens is super sharp with great contrast. Distortion is so low that I haven't felt the need to correct for it. I was apprehensive about working with a manual focus lens, but this lens is so wide that focus is very forgiving. During the day set it to F8 and focus to 1.5m and just about everything is in focus. It's easily hand holdable. I've been getting critically sharp shots down to a 1/4 second shutter speed. I was concerned about handling problems because of the bulbous front element. In use the built in lens hood has kept me from bumping into anything with the front element. I love the crazy wide perspective. This is my new favorite lens!
    Date published: 2010-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SHATTERED MY EXPECTATIONS I can barely believe I am typing this, but this lens is one of the sharpest, highest-resolution lenses I have ever used. This goes for center, extreme edges, and corner to corner. To put things in perspective, I use it on a Canon 5D Mark II, and I own the 24-70 f/2.8L and 300 f/4L. They are different lenses to be sure, but I find myself zooming in to 100% and marveling at the detail this lens captures. It is actually astonishing. Chromatic abberation appears well-controlled, as is flare. The largest down side to this lens is the complex mustache/barrel distortion. This appears to be the most common complaint, but I find it to be rarely distracting, and easily correctable in post-process. I was actually considering buying the 14L, Zeiss 18 or 21mm, 17-40L, or even the 17 TS-e. The TS-e is a specialty lens. But I can honestly say I would buy 3 or 4 of these before buying either of the other four. At this focal length, the manual focus and aperture ring do not bother me at all.
    Date published: 2010-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice super wide for video! I purchased this primarily for video on a Canon 60d. It's wide, it's sharp, and it's heavy as a brick compared to the Nikkor 20mm f4 AI I've been normally using for video. If you're using a small Glidecam or Merlin, you'll want to think about getting an arm/vest setup as you WILL fatigue quickly. For indoor, low light stuff, this lens is fantastic. For outdoor video, that's another story as there's no way to fit a neutral density filter. If you're doing a lot of daytime shooting & want to go for the film look, you're going to have to stop it down all the way to get the shutter speed low enough. Forget about Bokeh in those situations. Regardless, I've got some great results with it. As long as you work within the lens' limiations, you should get great results!
    Date published: 2011-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to its good reputation I've read lots of reviews of this Samyang/Rokinon /Bower/Bell&Howell 14mm manual focus lens. I purchased mine from B&H to take advantage of their great pricing on the Bowers version. From the first exposure, I've been very pleased. I use manual or aperture priority modes, and they work great. Manual focusing by using the distance scale has worked fine for me, and I use apertures from 5.6 to 11 very successfully. For real estate/architecture, be sure to keep the camera level vertically and horizontally for best results. I use a bubble level on my Canon 6D. There are custom profiles available on the internet for Lightroom, which corrects distortion and vignetting. Highly recommended. Great value.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from read it and weep i bought this lens simply because i wanted a wide angle lens and im on quite a budjet. after a few weeks use the lens definitly paid for itself. you can capture stunning images at infinite focal range and the same quality at less than a foot away. the manual focus takes a bit of gettting used to but once mastered makes it easier to focus than if it were automatic. the one focal range of 14mm is a bit of a nuisance at times but as long as you arnt trying to capture a portrait of someone hundreds of feet away you wont have any troubles. very good lens for the price!!
    Date published: 2010-12-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Canon Mount Amazing lens for the money. The lens really performs and I love it - the only downfall is the focusing ring is long winded - I would have to turn it a couple times before I can fine tune the focus - I am a wedding videographer and being able to focus quickly is key. I do love this lens and what it adds to my bag of cropped bodies, I will be returning this lens for the long focus and will continue to use my 16-35 on my 5d until I save up for the Canon 14mm. They don't disclose the weight of the lens - it is a little heavy, but the pros outweigh the cons for this one. I would keep it if I wasn't a perfectionist. I would highly recommend this to anyone one a budget and semi-pro events.
    Date published: 2011-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible & Affordable Lens I was a bit skeptical about purchasing this lens, I've heard many great reviews, but as a Canon DSLRS user, I was nervous about the difficulty in using a 100% manual lens. The first few shots I hated it, but I decided to test it out over the weekend and thats when I saw the power of this lens. It's extremely sharp, easy to use, heavy, but I appreciate the solid build. I've been completely impressed and enjoy taking photos with this and can't wait to attempt a few shots of the Milky Way when I go visit out west. I'm a skeptic and a reviewer and let one bad review keep me from making what I believe is my best lens purchase to date!
    Date published: 2015-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for a great price! I LOVE THIS LENS! its sharp, clear, perfect wide without a great amount of distortion (unless you are up close) perfect for wide shots and landscapes! I know the complaints about having a hard time with the long focal ring, but as a DSLR cinematographer in constant changing terrain and light its PERFECT, I love the long focal ring and that for a prime MF UW its light and an asset to my tool bag! great great great lens especially for the price. if i was really picky I would say the lens cap it comes with is a pain but that is replaceable! GREAT lens for a GREAT price
    Date published: 2012-08-05
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    Designed for use with:

    • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    • Canon EOS 1D X
    • Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
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