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Bower 35mm F1.4: $329
Posted By: Adam, 11-12-2013, 03:10 PM

Here's a great deal on a great manual focus lens: $50 off for a final price of $329:

Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Pentax SLY3514P B&H Photo Video


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11-12-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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Great price. I don't know why I keep talking myself out of this lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Great price. I don't know why I keep talking myself out of this lens.
A 700 grams prime--good for bodybuilding, too...
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A 700 grams prime--good for bodybuilding, too...
Only 416, but it is big.

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It is well worth it. f1.4 and a great focal length. i own one, and I have recieved many compliments on the images I have made with it, such as this screen shot from a short film.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Only 416, but it is big.
I think 416 is a mistake. I googled it, and all sources except PF and BH (from where PF likely got the info on this lens) say it weighs 660 grams or more, depending on the mount.

From Samyang's site:
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Specification f=35mm / F1.4
Aperture Rang F1.4 ~ 22
Optical Construction 12Element in 10Groups
(1 ASPHERICAL LENS)
Angle of View 43.2˚ (APS-C), canon-40.8˚
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.3m(1.0ft)
Filter Size NONE
Length 109mm ~ 130mm
Maximum Diameter Φ83.0mm
Weight 687 ~ 725g
Mount Canon EOS, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Four-thirds, Samsung NX
Lens Coating Multi-coating

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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
I think 416 is a mistake. I googled, and all sources except PF and BH (from where PF likely got the info in this lens) say it weighs 660 grams or more, depending on the mount.

From Samyang's site:
:: Samyang Optics Co.,Ltd.
Makes sense. So it is the same weight as the Sigma.

QuoteOriginally posted by fuent104 Quote
ave recieved many compliments on the images I have made with it, such as this screen shot from a short film.
I remember seeing this in the Samyang thread. The lens is very tempting, but perhaps I need to save up for the Sigma.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Makes sense. So it is the same weight as the Sigma.



I remember seeing this in the Samyang thread. The lens is very tempting, but perhaps I need to save up for the Sigma.
I think the only reason that I don't have this Samyang is because I already have Sigma 35mm 1.4

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There's no way a 35mm F1.4 weighs 400g. 600+ sounds right.

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There's no way a 35mm F1.4 weighs 400g. 600+ sounds right.
It's your database, Adam .
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It's your database, Adam .
I don't think I made that particular DB entry, but in any case, I've found & fixed the error.

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