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Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:46 pm

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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RE: Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:04 pm

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.
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RE: Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:08 pm

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.

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RE: Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:21 pm

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!
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RE: Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:41 pm

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 

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RE: Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:57 pm

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...

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RE: Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:51 pm

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.
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RE: Question Pentax Digital And Quantaray Lens

Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:30 am

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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