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06-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Bower 8mm or 14mm?

Which should I get?


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What do you want to photograph? 14mm is a wide angle. 8mm is crazy-wide; a good lens but more of a special purpose lens than the 14.
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They are completely different lenses. I see that you probably don't have anything ultra wide at the moment. If you want a general ultra wide then the 14mm makes sense.
If you want something for just the occasional dramatic super ultra wide shot then the 8mm (which is a fisheye) would no doubt do the job. I don't have one but I'm going to get one at some stage.
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The 14mm may not exactly be a fish-eye,
but with 5% barrel distortion on APS-C,
it's got to be at least an aquatic-animal-eye.

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical - APS-C Review / Test Report - Analysis

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
Which should I get?


Both. They are different.

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