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

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

Asking Price
250.00 USD

Item Location
Prescott, AZ (United States)

Item Description
Bower 14mm f2.8
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What you get

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


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.

I have tested this lens for decentering using the method explained in the tutorial linked below. This lens shows no sign of decentering. I'll send you pictures from the test upon request.
How to Check Your Lens for Decentering - Articles and Tips |

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.

(This lens is a rebranded Samyang 14mm 2.8)


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


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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?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge

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Accepted Payment Types
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Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted within seven days upon receipt.

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

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