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9.0 out of 10

Bower 14mm f/2.8

Great Deal: $349.99

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Results and Low Cost

Editmvp, B&H Photo
14 July 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

...A Big Hunka-Chunka!

Memory-Lapse, B&H Photo
13 May 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Infinity Focus Off Mark
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Wide Angle Cheap

dj_elite, B&H Photo
28 April 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Forget about Wide L Lenses

Rick444, B&H Photo
23 April 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Canon Is In Trouble
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Overall 10
10

Great glass (for the price)

JJS, Amazon
26 March 2014
  • Summary: very professional looking results from this lens. Can't use it for everything, but there almost no spherical effect for such a wide angle.
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Overall 10
10

Picky, crusty old pro is impressed

SLODave, B&H Photo
26 March 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Low Chromatic Aberation, SHARP SHARP SHARP, Smooth focusing, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to focus
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Overall 10
10

Fisheye lens

Glen G., Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: This met all my expectations , namely the ability to take photos of large subjects without standing a mile away.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful Lens!!

captain747523, B&H Photo
7 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

Justin, B&H Photo
22 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I've used this lens for multiple landscape shots and it has done nothing but exceed my expectations. The pictures are crystal clear and turn out amazing.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the price

JK, B&H Photo
20 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Very sharp center of the image, but unfortunately far corners are soft with slight vigneting.For the price is the best extra wide lens you can ever get though.
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