A&P What do yall think of this new lense

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  1. Sirkraker

    Sirkraker New Member

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    I have a nikon D50. My brother will be graduating from the marines. I am looking to get a new zoom lense. i was thinking about the Quantaray - 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 High Speed Auto Focus Zoom.

    is this a good lense? Will I be able to get good pics from the stands at his graduation?
     
  2. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    quantaray=crap and unless you are using a flash f/4-5.6 is not going to allow good indoor pictures
     
  3. Sirkraker

    Sirkraker New Member

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    90 percent of the time I will be using it outdoors in daylight
     
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    stick with major brands.

    for nikon stick with nikkor,tamron, and sigma,
    people may add other lenses to this list but these are the top 3 you should look at.

    and just so you know you spell it wrong

    plural= lenses
    noun= lens
     
  5. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    For $160 it's a reasonable lens. Good for a beginner and/or occasional use and if your outside or have good light it will work just fine.

    In this case if Quantaray=Crap then Sigma=Crap (It's your classification not mine)... If you want 300mm's inside you are going to need a good flash or a lot more money.

    This Quantaray lens is manufactured by Sigma for Ritz Camera. You can buy the same thing with the Sigma name, Sigma 70-300 4/5.6 APO Macro Super if I remember correctly.
     
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    Oh jeez.
    Quantaray is the Yugo of lenses.
     
  7. Tomash

    Tomash Active Member

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    Yeah, or, if you want 300mm on a Sigma, you can get thew 120-300mm f/2.8, or 100-300mm f/4.
    Both of those consumer zooms are pieces of shit.
     
  8. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    Sigma 70-300 4/5.6 $175+/-

    Sigma 100-300mm f/4 $500+/-

    Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 $1700+/-

    You get what you pay for...
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Tomash Active Member

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    And the 100-300mm f/4 is like $900, and 120-300mm f/2.8 is around $2,200.
     
  11. El Chupacabras

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    Sigma Super Macro II APO is ok...I have it and it is usable and the price is right.

    Make sure it is the APO version though....the plain non-APO one is shiet
     
  13. tenplanescrashing

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    actually, nikon makes 3 of these lenses. One is around $175, the second one is around $250 and the third one is around $350. I think the difference between them is the build and glass.
     

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