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Old Apr 19, 2009, 7:51 PM   #1
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I know I'm gonna sound like a complete noob but here goes.....Whats the scoop on Bower brand lenses? Are they Rebranded units or what? I just saw an ad at BH for a 85mm /1.4 for a decent price and I can't remember anybody extolling the virtues of the Company....[suP]I also didn't know they even made lenses!!!!!:?[/suP]
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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I'll Take that as a Negative respose........
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 9:32 AM   #3
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It may be a Korean made Samyang (rebadged as Vivitar, Sakar, Phoenix and others). I also see the Vivitar branded version at B&H now for the same $349 price.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Series_1.html

Sakar now owns the Vivitar brand name, and they mentioned this lens in a March press release:

http://www.vivitar.com/news.php

From photos I've seen posted elsewhere from the Vivitar branded model, the image quality is better than expected if you don't mind a manual focus lens.

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 9:32 PM   #4
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Thanks Jim for the Info, Now do I part w/ the coin????(he wonders to himself!)
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 9:37 PM   #5
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Does look very similar except for the focus ring and the pretty colors. But they don't give you a whole lotta Data on the device do they? Hmmmm....
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