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08-29-2017, 10:24 AM   #1
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*Price Drop* Bower 14mm f2.8, Full Frame Ultra-wide Lens

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Bower 14mm f2.8, Full Frame Ultra-wide Lens

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$235.00 USD

Item Location
Prescott, AZ (United States)

Item Description

Bower 14mm f2.8
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$250
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What you get

Bower 14mm 2.8
Original Bower front cap
Asahi Pentax rear cap


Condition

Glass, and aperture are great. No marks, no haze, no fungus, no oil. The mount and contact points look perfect.
Mechanically the lens is 100%. The focus ring moves smoothly, just as it should, and the ring rubber shows no wear. Body is in very good shape. There a few silver markings between the focus markings on the lens barrel. The previous owner used the lens for academic endeavors. He made precise focus measurements and marked them on the lens. The marks don't effect the lens in any way other than aesthetically. They are visible in the attached pictures.



Why I'm selling it

Last summer I went on a 5 month RV trip across the USA. I wanted a full frame, fast, ultra-wide lens for my K-1. Now that the trip is over, and I've settled down in a new town, I'm selling it.



About the lens


Full Frame Compatible. K-1 Compatible!

I ended up only taking a handful of pictures with this lens.
Here's a pic that I took with the lens...



This lens is very well rated among Pentax forum members with an overall 8.9 out of 10 rating.

Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens Reviews - Samyang Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database


Lastly, Pentax Forums staff rated this lens higher than the Pentax DA 14mm 2.8 in their in-depth comparison.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/pentax-da-14mm-f28/introduction.html?src=lrdb

(This lens is a rebranded Samyang 14mm 2.8)



Shipping

Shipping to the continental United States is free. For international shipping info, please PM me.



Payment


is my preferred method of payment. It offers the same protections and convenience as PayPal but they charge sellers (me) far less in processing fees.

is acceptable. I pay the processing fees.



About me


I have bought and sold many items successfully on the forum and ebay with the feedback to prove it. If you have any questions or requests, please ask.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
North America

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Shipping Services
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Accepted Payment Types
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Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted within seven days of receipt if not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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Last edited by geomez; 09-11-2017 at 05:59 PM. Reason: Price change
08-29-2017, 06:45 PM   #2
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How big is this lens? Is it a monster?
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I'll post a pic of it on my K-1 shortly.

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It's surprisingly small for an ultra-wide lens this fast. Here's a comparison between the this lens and the D-FA 15-30 on my K-1.

---------- Post added 08-31-17 at 08:41 AM ----------

bump.

---------- Post added 09-02-17 at 10:40 AM ----------

Yesterday I tested the lens (and the other UWA Samyang I'm selling in the marketplace) for decentering, which is a problem that often plagues Samyang lenses.

The result: Optically the lens seems perfect. No signs decentering.

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I'm curious; you had the Vivitar branded 13mm f2.8 and now this 14mm. Both are made by the same company. Did you notice any difference in the field of view with the Vivitar vs. this lens?

I'm not in the market but wanted to hear from someone that had both lenses.
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No difference. In listing both lenses I'd forgotten about the concern of decentering with these lenses. Someone asked be about it so I set up a test scene and had my K-1 tripod mounted and tested both lenses. There was no noticeable difference in field of view.

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Good to know, thanks.

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