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    Bower

    Today I saw very cheap bower lenses. What are they? I tried google but it just came up with where to buy them from.
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    That's strange I googled Bower lenses and came up with heaps of links even Forums and youtube. Perhaps Google again

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    I was at work, so didn't have a good google lol will try again

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    Recent Bower lenses are rebranded Samyang lenses from Korea and they are suprisingly good, well beyond the cost. Older lenses may not be as good as the newer designs.

    Some of the sweet ones are the 8mm fisheye, 85mm f/1.4 and 35mm f/1.4

    One point to note, if you are particularly interested in manual focus lenses, Voigtlander lenses (now made by Cosina in Japan) are not that much more expensive in Australia. In fact Australia is about the cheapest source of these lenses and the Australian distributor, Mainline Photographics has been able to secure very good terms for the local market.
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    Thanks pete. I was looking at a 35mm 1.4 from the US for about $500! Very tempting

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    For that sort of speed and if you don't need AF, it would be great. Would made a good standard low-light lens on a cropped sensor camera.

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    BTW - do note that MF in a modern AF camera is quite often a pain in the preverbial due to the lack of a split prism screen. It is a slow and considered process.

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    So do u think it it's worth buying!

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    If you are comfortable using MF lenses.

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    ive heard good things bout... i think the samyang 8mm? not entirely sure.

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