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Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« on: December 26, 2013, 03:43:30 PM »

Via B&H Photo

B&H Photo is selling the Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 lens for $299 for a limited time.


This is the same lens that we recently posted a review to.


Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299 via B&H Photo


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Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« on: December 26, 2013, 03:43:30 PM »

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 04:00:37 PM »
And I just ordered the Samyang 14mm ...  :(

I wonder if B&H will honor the lower price since its the same lens/manufacturer?
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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 05:52:32 PM »
And I just ordered the Samyang 14mm ...  :(

I wonder if B&H will honor the lower price since its the same lens/manufacturer?

If not shipped yet.. they might..

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 06:01:08 PM »
Is this the umc version? The picture shows umc, but nothing in the description says it's the new version.

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 06:09:48 PM »
I'm curious why they use different nomenclature for FF vs crop on the 3 brands of this lens (Bower/Samyang/Rok...)

One is optimized, the other two are compatible. It's as if the Bower is being marketed for crop. Grasping at straws I might be.
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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 07:57:15 PM »
And I just ordered the Samyang 14mm ...  :(

I wonder if B&H will honor the lower price since its the same lens/manufacturer?

If not shipped yet.. they might..


I placed my order on 12/24.  It shipped the same day.  Then this reduced price the day after Christmas ...

The Rokinon and Samyang lenses are advertised on B&H's site as being the "IF ED UMC" versions.
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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 08:11:28 PM »
What is the difference between the samyang/rokinon with this bower model? I am looking for a ultra wide lens for my 6d. Will it compatible with my camera? I know samyang is good what about this one?

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2013, 08:11:28 PM »

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 10:57:03 PM »
What is the difference between the samyang/rokinon with this bower model? I am looking for a ultra wide lens for my 6d. Will it compatible with my camera? I know samyang is good what about this one?

The only difference is what's written on the lens cap! The Samyang, Bower, Rokinon, Vivitar (and maybe some other name) are all the same lens made by Samyang, simply rebranded under different names.
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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2013, 12:20:49 AM »
Is this the umc version? The picture shows umc, but nothing in the description says it's the new version.

Other than the brand name differences, are there also version differences?  I.e., a new version and an old version?  If so, what is the difference between new and old?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 08:43:52 AM »
Is this the umc version? The picture shows umc, but nothing in the description says it's the new version.

Other than the brand name differences, are there also version differences?  I.e., a new version and an old version?  If so, what is the difference between new and old?  Thanks in advance.

There are, in fact, two differente version. The first one was only produce for a very short period of time and discountinued because of it's lack of performance, mostly in term of sharpness and flare control. Afterward, the new version, with UMC and better optic, replace the old one. I really don't see why B&H would sell a old version of a lens that stoped being produces years ago and was only produce for a short period of time. The easiest way to know if it is the new one is just to check it is written UMC on the lens body.
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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2013, 11:41:09 AM »
Is this the umc version? The picture shows umc, but nothing in the description says it's the new version.

Other than the brand name differences, are there also version differences?  I.e., a new version and an old version?  If so, what is the difference between new and old?  Thanks in advance.

There are, in fact, two differente version. The first one was only produce for a very short period of time and discountinued because of it's lack of performance, mostly in term of sharpness and flare control. Afterward, the new version, with UMC and better optic, replace the old one. I really don't see why B&H would sell a old version of a lens that stoped being produces years ago and was only produce for a short period of time. The easiest way to know if it is the new one is just to check it is written UMC on the lens body.

Thanks very much.  Good to know.

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 11:18:42 AM »
L is worth it

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 11:25:04 PM »
L is worth it
Normally I would agree, but from what I've seen of this lenses performance, it isn't worth the extra $2k for AF and a red stripe. For me, that makes the difference between having uwa and not.

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Re: Deal: Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 $299
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 11:25:04 PM »