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Bower 85mm F1.4 for $259 + 4% reward
Posted By: Adam, 06-10-2013, 04:26 PM

IMO this is an absolute steal for a very sharp portrait lens. We've got an in-depth review of it on our homepage

Bower 85mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Telephoto Lens for Pentax SLY85P


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06-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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Yeah thanks Adam, like I need another impulse purchase to fight. How awesome would this be to mount onto my LX!!!!! Dark side winning......Debit card coming out........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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One of my favorite lenses for portraits, actually - my favorite lens for portraits.
06-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Not a bad price...

I also came across ones of Ebay, new in box, asking $245 or best offer and you can get 2% back in Ebay bucks.

Rokinon 85mm F1 4 Aspherical Lens for Pentax Digital SLR New in Box 084438002065 | eBay

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Damn you. I said no new lenses, and now look what you've made me go and do. FOR SHAME!


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Too much of temptation...Need to fight.... ...Help
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Anybody know if the Bower CPLs are halfway decent? Are they at least glass? They were so cheap I picked up a couple just for shits and giggles...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
Anybody know if the Bower CPLs are halfway decent? Are they at least glass? They were so cheap I picked up a couple just for shits and giggles...

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I had a 3 pack from them of UV/CPL and something else - can't recall. They distorted like crazy and I got rid of them. Sorry.

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So I bought the lens.... what is this 4% reward? I didn't even pay attention to that, the price was too good.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
So I bought the lens.... what is this 4% reward? I didn't even pay attention to that, the price was too good.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChopperCharles Quote
So I bought the lens.... what is this 4% reward? I didn't even pay attention to that, the price was too good.

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You need to be logged in to get the reward. Basically, 30 days after your purchase you will get 4% of the price back as a gift certificate.

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Hmm, I already have a Sigma 50-150 and a sharp Sigma 70 macro and a Sigma 30 1.4, so I really hope someone will intervene and tell me that I shouldn't buy this. Very tempting...lol.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Brazeal Quote
Hmm, I already have a Sigma 50-150 and a sharp Sigma 70 macro and a Sigma 30 1.4, so I really hope someone will intervene and tell me that I shouldn't buy this. Very tempting...lol.
The 50-150 covers space on both sides plus the AF is as quiet as the manual Bower. Better case..and........you...........should..................n't......................buy....................................well maybe you............................should...........................

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QuoteOriginally posted by lukulele Quote
The 50-150 covers space on both sides plus the AF is as quiet as the manual Bower. Better case..and........you...........should..................n't......................buy....................................well maybe you............................should...........................
Ah but the Bower is f1.4 and if its SDM fails its still works
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Ah but the Bower is f1.4 and if its SDM fails its still works
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