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Quantaray 100-300mm F4.5-6.7 35mm Zoom

2.1 star rating
                      2.1 / 5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.95


  • Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length100mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4.5-f/6.7
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance79 in
    Attachment / Filter Size55 mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diameter2.76 in
    Length3.9 in
    Weight14.5 oz
    Product ID20826056

Product Description

Using original three-group zoom technology, we have created the most compact zoom lens in its class. Less than 4 inches long and under 2.8 inches diameter, with a filter diameter of just 55mm. It covers the most frequently used telephoto focal lengths, ma


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bow-Legged Snake

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2016

Strengths:    It takes pictures

Weaknesses:    Barely

Bottom Line:   
It's worth $20 bucks

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Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by qdocs a Casual

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2009

Strengths:    Zoom Quick. Take clear picture

Weaknesses:    Just because it is old and cheap

Bottom Line:   
I use it and I like it. It is cheap but good for beginner. Don't waste money for expensive lense before you practicing.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Type of photography:   Sports


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Clay a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2008

Strengths:    Reasonbly sharp
Light
Inexpensive


Weaknesses:    Cheap build matches it's cheap price

Bottom Line:   
I agree with the other reviewers that this lens is built cheap-but it is cheap so what's the complaint?
I've used the lens on my Pentax K10d & while it doesn't produce saturated colors, it is pretty sharp. This lens is ok for a beginner & has some uses for a more experienced photographer.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Wolfe Camera

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tcp100 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2008

Strengths:    Light comes through it.

Weaknesses:    As sharp as a hot dog. Zoom ring would probably turn smoother if you dipped it in sand for lubrication. Lens is about as quick as jello left out overnight in Anchorage in February. Someone with ADD can focus quicker and longer. Hunts more than Ted Nugent. Slightly quieter than the crowd outside of a Larry the Cable Guy show.

Bottom Line:   
Junk. This lens is junk. Sure, it's got a great range, it's light, and small. However, a 3 year old with tracing paper can produce a better quality image.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Ritz Camera

Similar Products Used:   Canon 70-200 F4 L (Ha, right.) Sigma 28-125.

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by maascj a Casual

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2005

Strengths:    Its compact, light and only $100.

Weaknesses:    Its compact, light and only $100...you are getting what you paid for. The AF is relativly slow and noisy compared to high end lenses. The zoom ring offers more resistance than what I am used to. The mount(Canon) is silver painted plastic. This is a little misleading and thought it deserved to be catergorized as a weakness.

Bottom Line:   
This lens is stricktly for the low budgeted types who must have a zoom-lens. Don't expect hard core construction...you only paid a $100. If you want semi-sharp photos, grap a tripod. Otherwise, you get soft but fairly descent action shots in the 100-200 range. The 300mm range should only be used if you have the steadiest of hands and are taking stationary subject shots. You must have experience working with your camera's manual settings to get the good clean shots. Don't think just using the auto feature on you camera body is going to work 100% of the time. Plan on tooling around and learning how to use the pair together. I purchased mine for a week down at the beach. I figured if sand and/or water attack, I would only be out $100.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $129.00

Purchased At:   Ritz

Similar Products Used:   Promater Spectrum7 70-210

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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