Budget Ultra-Wide: the Bower 14mm f2.8
In the right set of hands, an ultra-wide 14mm lens has the ability to create incredibly dramatic photographs,
particularly travel landscapes plus every tight spot you've never been quite able to cram into the scene using the zoom kit lens that came as a part of your DSLR camera. However an ultra wide lens, especially a fast f/2.8 edition is often out in the left field price range for many photography enthusiasts. You can thank Bower for cracking the 14mm wide-angle lens price barrier for being significantly less than $500. How "significantly" less than $500? How'z about $389? Grab your attention now?
The ultra wide angle Bower 14mm /f2.8 can be mounted on both APS-C plus full-frame* DSLRs manufactured by Canon, Nikon and Minolta - Sony AF, along with APS-C sensor format only DSLRs made by Pentax and Samsung. In addition to it's fast for the focal length and big f2.8 aperture, the 14mm Bower sports an enormous 114-degree angle of view when mounted on a full-frame DSLR, plus a not-too-disrespectful 92.5 angle of view when mounted on an APS-C DSLR made by Nikon and Minolta - Sony AF DSLRs and (89-degree angle of view mounted on a Canon APS-C DSLR).
This Bower 14mm/f2.8 is intended to capture spectacular landscapes, architectural and interior scenes. It encompasses 14 elements within 12 groups, which includes two aspherical and plus a pair of ED elements engineered to further ensure the highest levels of optical operation with minimum lens flare or chromatic aberrations.
supplementing the broad angle of view, the 14mm lens also includes a minimum close-focus space of 11 inches (0.28 m), that permits dramatic close-ups.
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