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Choosing the Right Lens for Your Camera: Quantaray Lenses

written by: Shawn S. Lealos•edited by: William Springer•updated: 6/23/2011

Quantaray offers a number of accessories for digital cameras including flashes, chargers and lenses. The lenses offered by Quantaray work with cameras such as the Pentax, Minolta, Canon and Nikon. Here are some of the options when choosing Quantaray lenses for your cameras.

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    Quantaray camera lenses are inexpensive lenses for camera owners and, with the lower price, oftentimes comes a lesser quality. Quantaray offers lenses for Pentax, Minolta, Canon and Nikon Digital SLR cameras and, while it is Quantaray-Lens better to try to go with the brand of lens offered by the individual camera developers, these lenses offer a cheaper alternative, even if just for a temporary replacement. Understand that the focus in these lenses may be softer due to cheaper glass and, while these lenses are not as good as pricier lenses, they do the job for beginning shutterbugs and those on a budget and Quantaray offers a number of options for each camera.

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    Pentax

    Quantaray offers a number of popular lenses for Pentax cameras. The options for the Pentax models include:

    • 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro 1:2
    • pentax 70-300 f/1.4-5.6 LDO Macro
    • 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7 LDO
    • 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 version 5
    • 500mm f/8 CN MC Mirror Lens
    • 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Manual Focus Zoom w/Macro for Pentax
    • 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LDO Macro

    A recommended Quantaray lens for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras is the 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 high speed auto focus zoom lens. The lens is a telephoto zoom lens, capable of focusing down to 1:2 ratio at 300mm focal length. The lens also has a Special Low Dispersion glass element in the rear lens group, to minimize chromatic aberration. While it is not as good as more expensive lenses, it does the job. The Pentax camera lens runs $169 as of June 2011.

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    Minolta

    The Quantaray camera lenses available for the Minolta include:

    • 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6
    • 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
    • minolta 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6
    • 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6
    • 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
    • 28-300mm f/3.8-6.3
    • 28-105mm f/4-5.6
    • 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6
    • Tech-10 50mm f/2.8 Close-up Lens
    • 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6
    • 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7

    One of the better choices of Quantaray lenses for Minolta Digital SLR cameras is the 28-90mm 3.5-5.6 AutoFocus Zoom Lens. The telephoto range of 90mm has an ideal zoom and has tele-macro capability for a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4. Quantaray's optical technology makes use of aspherical lens elements and achieves results on par with fixed focal length lenses throughout the entire range. The Minolta camera lens runs $94.38 as of June 2011.

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    Canon

    Available Quantaray camera lenses for Canon cameras include the following:

    • Tech-10 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6
    • 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6
    • Tech-10 50mm f/2.8 Close-up
    • canon 18-200mm OS DI f/3.5-6.3
    • 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
    • 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6
    • 28-300mm f/3.8-6.3
    • 28-90mm f/3.5-5.
    • 55-200mm f/4-5.6
    • 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7
    • 28-105mm f/3.8-5.6

    A great Quantaray lens for Canon Digital SLR cameras is the 18-200mm OS DI 3.5-6.3 lens. This lens works well in low light conditions and indoors. The lens uses OS technology to battle camera shake and the Special Low Dispersion method to correct aberrations in the shot. The lens also incorporates an inner focusing system, preventing rotation in the lens. This makes it suitable for circular polarizing filters. The Canon camera lens runs $279.99 as of June 2011.

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    Nikon

    Nikon also has a number of cameras that can use the Quantaray camera lenses:

    • 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6
    • Tech-10 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6
    • nikon 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
    • 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5
    • 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6
    • 28-300mm f/3.8-6.3
    • 50mm f/2.8 Close-up Lens
    • 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7
    • 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6
    • Tech-10 28-105mm f/4-5.6
    • 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6
    • 70-300mm f/4-5.6
    • 55-200mm f/4-5.6
    • 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6

    One of the top options is the 18-200mm DC 3.5-6.3 lens for Nikon Digital SLR cameras. The lens includes two Special Low Dispersion glass elements as well as two hybrid aspherical lenses. These offer correction for most types of aberrations. The lens also offers a coating which reduces flare and ghosting, a problem in many digital cameras. This aids in a level color balance. The Nikon lens also uses an inner focus system, aiding in using circular polarizing filters. A zoom lock switch eliminates the chance of zoom creep while transporting the camera, a nice addition for traveling. This lens for the Nikon camera runs $324 as of June 2011.