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Bower SLY3514P Ultra Fast Wide-Angle 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Pentax


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  • 35mm focal length
  • High index, low-dispersion multi-coated optical glass to reduce flare
  • Superior outer edge image quality with low distortion and chromatic aberration
  • Minimum focusing distance of 12 inches
  • Smooth out-focusing and circular quality with eight aperture stops
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Technical Details

Style: Pentax
  • Brand Name: Bower Camera
  • Model: SLY3514P
  • Lens Type: fixed-non-zoom
  • Maximum focal length: 35 mm
  • Maximum Aperature Range: F1.4

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Product Details

Style: Pentax
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 4.8 x 6.8 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004QXWKC8
  • Item model number: SLY3514P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 7, 2011

Product Description

Style: Pentax

The ultra fast wide-angle 35mm f/1.4 lens for Pentax is a digital lens designed for high-performance photography, particularly in low-light situations. Its advanced aspherical, multi-coated optical glass reduces flare and ensures superior outer edge image quality. This lens boasts brilliant image capture over the entire focusing range as well as excellent bokeh (aesthetic quality of out-of-focus points of light). Includes tulip lens hood and pouch.

Customer Reviews

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The image quality is incredible.
radresident
The hyperfocal distance is short enough so that the depth of field is large enough to make focusing doable in most situations.
hafnon
Optics are surprisingly sharp and it really opens up wide!
john street

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By hafnon on August 31, 2013
Style Name: Canon Verified Purchase
I tested this lens using an USAF 1951 lens chart. This lens actually hits the Nyquist limit of my camera sensor, 92 lp/mm, at the f/2.0 f-stop. It is as sharp at f/1.4 where some of my other lens will peak. Which is very impressive for the price of this lens. I should add that I am a low budget photographer, and do not own any overly pricey lenses. I was not overly thorough in my lens testing. I did not construct a full Modulation Transfer Curve (MTF) chart for this lens. This makes my lens testing useless in comparing to other lenses.

Manually focusing a 35mm lens is not overly difficult. The hyperfocal distance is short enough so that the depth of field is large enough to make focusing doable in most situations. I would not recommend using a longer manual focus lens if you need to focus on subjects quickly, but 35mm should not be too big a problem. Another good hint to using a manual focus lens is to focus ahead of time where you think the item is going to be and wait for it to move there. If you want to take impromptu photos at an event, this lens would not be appropriate.

The lens is 670g and protrudes out 120mm from the camera. I measured the entrance pupil to be 68mm from the lens mount of the camera. I consider my entrance pupil measurement to be close enough and not highly accurate.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By radresident on August 4, 2012
Style Name: Canon
The image quality is incredible. I have also owned the Canon 35mm 1.4. The chromatic abberation/color fringing is better controlled on this lens. Very sharp at 1.4. Bokeh is great. The only downside is the manual focusing, but I think it is worth the cost savings vs the Canon 35 1.4. I use live view and magnify it 10x, and nail the focus every time. This lens is manufactured under 3 different names (Bower, Samyang, and Rokinon). Check out photozone's review at [...] It was tested and found easily superior to the Canon 35mm 1.4! If you can deal with manual focus, highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By john street on April 9, 2012
Style Name: Nikon Verified Purchase
This lens comes under a variety of different names- Samyang, Bower, Rokinon, but its the same lens. Used on my Sony PMW-F3 and AF100 and even my Canon 5D Mark III. I had it cine-adjusted by Duclos Lens in LA and it works great for video. Optics are surprisingly sharp and it really opens up wide! A great buy for stills or video!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Au on January 27, 2014
Style Name: Canon Verified Purchase
The Bower 35mm f/1.4 lens performs as expected. I like the smooth focusing ring but it is pretty difficult to make use of the view finder alone for accurate focusing. I have to mount my Canon 550D/T2i on a tripod and make use of live view function to nail the focus. As most people had found out that this Korean lens does impose an amber tone to the image and this may not be the cup of tea for everybody.
My first copy was defective, there was a creaking noise whenever I turned the focusing ring. I have to return it to Amazon. Amazon sent me the replacement copy quickly and the second copy was perfect.
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