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Quantaray Tech-10 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 35mm Zoom

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $199.95

  • Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length70mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/32
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance37.4 in
    Attachment / Filter Size62 mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diameter3.01 in
    Length4.59 in
    Weight15.3 oz
    Product ID20826050

Product Description

The outstanding magnification range on this lightweight, compact lens will add impact and intimacy to close-ups, portraits and everything in between. Quantaray's 70-300mm F4-5.6 LDO MACRO SUPER is one of several new telephoto zoom lenses. It is a compact Apochromatic telephoto zoom lens incorporating two Special Low Dispersion (LDO) glass elements in the front lens group, plus one Special Low Dispersion glass element in the rear lens group, to minimize chromatic aberration. It is a Tele-Macro Zoom lens, capable of focusing down to 1:2 (half life-size) reproduction ratio at 300mm focal length with superb optical quality. The lens materials used in this new product are lead and arsenic free ecological glass. 5 year warranty!Catalog Number: 251664561

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rayduffy a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2008

Strengths:    Very easy to get started with, reasonably priced
I have been getting excellent close up shots photographing people at fairly close (>10ft. away) range even zoomed all the way in (300mm)

Weaknesses:    No image stabilizer not overly pleased with auto focus over long distance zoomed all the way in (300mm) I have camera armor and it's a little tough getting the lense on, must pay close attention and align everything up exactly

Bottom Line:   
Very intuitive to use, took a little getting used to that both the zoom and manual focus are rotational (my old zoom slid back and forth to zoom) I purchased for outdoor / sports and am looking forward to using for Special Olympics Alpine Events

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $159.00

Purchased At:   Ritz Camera

Similar Products Used:   Cannon XTi body

Type of photography:   Sports

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2003

Strengths:    Light,58mm filters,great color,sharp, great macro shots at 300mm with a tripod,price

Weaknesses:    Hard to find a hood for it

Bottom Line:   
What a pleasent surprise.Great zoom for any price.Size and weight makes it easy to hand hold for sharp pics at 300mm at 1/250.Great color.Beats the heck out of my Nikon 75-240mm which I sold on Ebay for 40x the price.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Nikon 75-240mm AF Nikon 80-200mm f4.5 MF Sigma 70-210mm AF

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by annapoal a Intermediate from Annapolis, MD USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2002

Strengths:    well made
pretty good optics

Weaknesses:    wish it were faster

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens to take mostly sports of pictures of kids. The lens is well made with a stainless mount and good dampening. It is heavy and as a result autofocus is OK but can hunt at 300mm if you aren't rock steady with the lens. Reasonably good optics and a good value. I now know why you can get $thousands for a fast 300mm lens.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Ritz

Similar Products Used:   Minolta 200mm f4 (great)

Type of photography:   Sports

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bentley Whitman a Intermediate from Petoskey MI, USA

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent value!
Clear, sharp pictures from high-quality glass.
Lightweight & compact for a long zoom.
1:2 macro!
Works flawlessly on my Pentax ZX-30.

Weaknesses:    Auto-focus sometimes needs help at long focal length.

Bottom Line:   
This Quantaray lens is manufactured by Sigma for Ritz Camera. The Sigma version of the same lens was $50 more expensive than the Ritz version. I was so impressed by the quality of this Sigma lens, I bought one of their 24-70mm to complete my beginner collection of lenses (wasn't available with the Quantaray name on it).

$250 would still be an exceptional value for this lens! The glass is clear, the autofocus works well enough, the macro setting produces clear and sharp images, and the zoom barrel is nicely dampened. This lens just produces great pictures!

If you're a beginner photographer on a budget, this is a great acquisition to get you into sports and nature photography.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   ritzcamera.com

Similar Products Used:   Pentax 35-80mm f/3.5-5.6
Sigma 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6 aspherical

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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