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12-29-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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QUANTARAY 28-80 mm 1:35-4.5

i am thinking about purchasing a k1000 with a quantaray 28-80mm macro lens i am getting it extremely cheap and was wondering if anyone knows anything about this lens i can't find anything on it as far as a reliable review any help would be appreciated thanks


12-29-2010, 07:04 AM   #2
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Got one at Ritz store closing sale (last day, almost closing time) for $5. Great lens for $5. Sells for more than that on ebay. Not really sharp, Macro function is it's best feature. Should be OK for small prints. Didn't try it with film, on the K200D, it was not as sharp as the kit lens, but it does cover a different range. I still have it, but don't use it. May I suggest the Promaster 28-105mm instead. Or the Pentax 28-90mm.
12-29-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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thanks gp

it's good to know that it's not worth putting in my bag i have several lenses a k10d and an ist dl a k1000 35mm and a sf10 35mm i am just addicted to buying cheap pentax equipment lol from the film era however i have around 10 lenses and have decided my colllection is thinned out to the lenses i really love and i want to add to it but not junk anymore but i am always curious about a deal there are so many lenses that are cheap price that put out great images too bad this one doesnt sound very interesting to me anymore thanks for the help i didnt need to buy a lot of stuff for a lens i wouldnt enjoy lol


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