Excerpt: This is a very easy to use fully manual lens. The extra wide angle is great for interiors as well as landscapes. The build feels very solid and the integrated lens caps works well. For less than one-forth the cost of a EF lens, this is a great choice. I use it with a Canon C100 and have been very pleased with the results.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: ...I shoot mostly time-lapse, particularly night sky astrophotography. I already have a Rokinon 8mm 3.5 Fisheye lens, which is great, but takes in a little TOO much of the sky and everything else around it, and being a fisheye, it causes serious circular distortion...I am OK with this, as a fisheye is what it is, but I wanted something with less distortion yet wide enough to get big sweeping sky panoramas, so bought the Bower 14mm 2.8 lens.
Pros: Crisp View, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Little distortion, Little Dropoff In Corners, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Got my first copy and it was a little soft on the left side and in the middle. I heard these were really sharp lenses and there are soft copies out there. I sent it back for another copy. Im hoping the new one is sharper. Even though it wasnt as sharp as it should be it was a nice lens. Very nicley made. I would recommend, just test you have a sharp copy. BH is good and will exchange for a copy and pay shipping.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons: First Copy Was Soft, First Copy Was Too Soft, Heavy, Slow Focus
Excerpt: Combined with the 5D Mark II .. Just amazing! I have never seen so much detail in a wide angle picture. The colours are nice as well. I spent a fortune on several L lenses. I didn't like the 16-35 L at all and sold it. Where was this beatiful lens that I didn't know of it?
Pros: Consistent Output, Details And More Details, Durable, Nice colors, Price, Very Very Sharp
Excerpt: I'm a longtime (read: old) part time pro. Despite some of the rave reviews, I didn't expect much from this lens, thinking that the other reviewers' standards weren't as high as mine. I am really picky when it comes to image quality because I often have to deliver 40x60 inch prints.Boy, was I wrong. I've tested this lens meticulously as various distances and apertures on my Nikon D600 full frame camera.
Excerpt: The sharpness of this lens is wonderful! Granted it is a new adventure in focusing due to the canon version not having auto focus-the subtle differences are difficult to see through the eye piece. I highly recommend it-especially if you don't have $ + to pay for the canon L series.