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Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens  
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Hi,

I just want to know if somebody can bring me details based on their experience about the quality of Pentax digital cameras and Quantaray lenses.

I'm not professional [very far from that] but I'm interested to buy these brands, and before that, I want to hear from you.

Thanks to all.

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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

TACA,

I had heard stories of Quantaray lenses in the past. Specifically how they are put together. Sure enough I was shooting a lighthouse off the coast of California with a Q 800-1200 mm lens. I put the lens on the tripod and the body on the lens. I turned to grab my bag. Luckily I had my hand under the camera, because the camera mount on the lens snapped off, and with it my 10D. I caught it, and have since had the part welded correctly back on. I'm
not sure about all of them, but like mine, you get what you pay for.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

I have the Pentax *istD, 6MP, and I'm pretty happy with it. If you want to see some of the pictures taken from it, you can follow the links in my profile. They are not exactly reflective of the camera's quality, since most of them were taken with a crappy Sigma 20-200 lens. The one picture of mine in the db, though, was taken with the Pentax 18-55, which I really like.

As for the Quantaray lenses, I have no experience with them, so I can't help you with them.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

Thanks to both. Of course I will follow the instructions in your profile. Once again thank you guys.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
They are not exactly reflective of the camera's quality, since most of them were taken with a crappy Sigma 20-200 lens

Do did you have bad experiences with Sigma lenses? The pics are just great!


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 3):
Do did you have bad experiences with Sigma lenses? The pics are just great!

I wouldn't exactly say bad experiences, since Sigma makes some great lenses, it is just that the particular lens I have is an old hand-me-down from my dad, and is a bit too soft for my liking. I am currently saving up for the Pentax 75-300, which I am really looking forward to.  hyper 

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it Sigma who produces lenses for Ritz/Wolf Camera under the name of Quantaray? So technically you're buying a cheaper Sigma lens made to Ritz/Wolf specs....? Might be wrong but I thought I was told that a while ago...

Thanks,

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 5):
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it Sigma who produces lenses for Ritz/Wolf Camera under the name of Quantaray? So technically you're buying a cheaper Sigma lens made to Ritz/Wolf specs....?

Honestly, I don't know.

But I go quite often to Wolf Camera in Miami, and they sell them both under separate names.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 4):
I am currently saving up for the Pentax 75-300, which I am really looking forward to.

I hope you can do it soon! Good Luck.


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