Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony A-Mount

Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony A-Mount

Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony A-Mount

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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
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Bower 35mm f/1.4 overview

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The high-quality Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony A-Mount 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:
Sony A-Mount DSLR cameras
In the Box
Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony A-Mount
  • Front Lens Caps
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Soft Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bower 35mm f/1.4 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 35mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    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
    Optical Design 12 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus No
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.27 x 4.29" / 83 x 109 mm
    Weight 24.69 oz / 700 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 6.6 x 4.8"

    Bower 35mm f/1.4 reviews

    35mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony A-Mount is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding optical qualities This lens, and any variation of the Samyang 35mm is one of the best bangs for the buck you will find. I use this on my Sony a850, and it is sharp across the entire full frame, and I think it might be outresolving my 24MP sensor. At wide open, it is already sharp, and once you stop down to f/2 and smaller apertures, it's sharp across the frame, with great contrast and colors. The colors are almost too saturated, and the background is silky smooth. The lens is very versatile. It can focus close, it's very bright, nice wide angle on FF, beautiful bokeh, great indoors, better outdoors.
    Date published: 2012-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lens Investment This lens if kept nice will never be obsolete. Its full manual focus and aperture and Full-Frame size means if you ever upgrade an adaptor will be cheap and it will always work. As for image quality this is the sharpest lens i have ever seen, stopped down to f/2.0 the lens is insanely sharp, and the colours are fantastic, with extend bokeh. The manual focus ring will have you craving to use this lens just to spin it and focus the lens, and it's extremely satisfying when you get the right focus and take the picture.
    Date published: 2016-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lense Very solid lense. I use it with my Sony A58 and it shoots great pictures amd great video. The low aperture settings lets it shoot in low light without losing picture quality. The lense is made with good materials and just feels like a quality lense. Would reccomend.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's better than expected I shoot with it everyday now with my A65. The focus ring is very accurate and easy to use. Images are sharp from f2.0, bokeh is great too.
    Date published: 2012-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bower lens for Sony a-mount Purchased this lens for nighttime photography, namely the Milky Way. With the f1.4, I was able to leave the shutter open for a short time and still get plenty of light from the stars for a good photograph. Lens worked well.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sad I have tried this with an a100, a350 and a a65. I was certain to put the camera in manual and set the picture selector to M. Neither of the cameras will recognize that I have a lens installed. I have other manual lenses and they all work. The lens mounts like any other Sony/Minolta, but the cameras do not recognize that I have a lens mounted.??/? I am still hoping I can find out what is not making contact? It looks and feels like a good lens.
    Date published: 2013-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bower 35mm/1.4 lens Ordered this lens in order to take night pictures of stars. Gives good quality images, good enough for my needs. Quick and accurate delivery from B&H.
    Date published: 2016-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised I had bought this lens out of curiosity. A 35mm Sony prime lens would cost me significantly more than this lens did and considering how often I plan on using it (occasionally) , I wanted to find out how it performs. This lens is strictly manual. I was originally thinking this might be an issue but I sort of like it. I tend to like taking my time when shooting. So experimenting with the different settings through the lens itself aids in the creative process. I shoot everything but landscapes are my main focus. The first few images I had taken were disappointing, close up shots were good but distances were underwhelming. However, I wasn't using a tripod. As a landscape photographer, you would think I would know better...LOL. Once I did switch to a tripod, the lens came to life. In the short time I have been playing with different shots, I have found the lens to be sharp throughout the image. Color is true in natural light and, so far, I haven't found any major issues with the chromatic range. Just fyi, I have used this lens on both an A900 and a7R. For the money, I don't think you will be disappointed, especially if you are a tripod shooter.
    Date published: 2017-06-16
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