Great value for a secondary lens that I can use on my other camera.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
I dot these at a great price. Good replacement for the kit lens. Light weight and easy to use
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: New
Quantaray 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 - low price, good value!
This lens (28-90mm) has the perfect range to be a good general use lens for my camera, and the price I got from this seller was excellent. I have two other Quantaray lenses, so I was not worried about the quality of this brand. I realize that having a proprietary Pentax lens would have been the best choice, but my budget did not allow for it at this time. So far, I am happy with the quality of the pictures we have taken with this lens.
A real sleeper - surprisingly good
From what I've read, this Japanese-made lens was manufactured by Sigma; its appearance and specifications are very similar to a Sigma 28-80mm lens. I can't give this lens an Excellent rating because it's not an outstanding lens, but at its price point (less than $50), it's a real gem. Other autofocus lenses at this price point are generally below average in sharpness, color and contrast. But the Quantaray is quite sharp — as sharp as my kit lens (Pentax DA L II 18-55mm). The color and contrast are decent. The focusing speed is average. It's a screw-driven focusing lens, so it will have the associated focusing sound. The macro function at 90mm (1:2.33) is quite nice, though it can be challenging to get it into and out of macro mode. You have to zoom to 90mm, then focus on something close, then flip the switch. Then the zoom ring is locked into position and you can focus quite close. Getting out of macro mode is similar: focus on something distant, flip the switch, then you can zoom and focus normally. So if you need a near-macro, short zoom lens, this is a great option.Read full review
I have used this lens on my Minolta Maxxum D7 since I the camera new; it was previously used by my Minolta 35 mm film camera; Performed well, but wore out after about 8 years of thousands of pics, both film and Ditigal. Happy to get a replacement. The new one I purched here recently works great! I would recomment this lens for any Minolta/Sony user.