Quantraray OR Sigma/Tokina Wide Angles?....
I stopped by a local Ritz Camera. The sales guy there showed me a:
Quantraray (Tokina) 19-35mm 1:3.5-4.5 for $199. It looked good on a Nikon, and decent build 'feel'.
Quantraray (Sigma) 24mm, 2.8, $169. It has a heavy solid feel - metal construction.
Is he talking smack, or does Tokina and Sigma? They 'looked' good to an untrained eye. I have an FM2. I could not see any distortion on the 24mm, and very little on the zoom. Edges looked bright and fine. I could get into a zoom that price. 5 year warranty.
What do you think.
(Or should I buy a used 24mm Nikkor...)
#1. "RE: Quantraray OR Sigma/Tokina Wide Angles?...." | In response to Reply # 0shutterbugrn Basic MemberFri 19-Apr-02 11:59 PM
I have heard that Quantaray lenses are made by Sigma but have not heard that they're also made by Tokina. Regardless, my opinion is do yourself a favor and stay away from Quantaray.
#2. "RE: Quantraray OR Sigma/Tokina Wide Angles?...." | In response to Reply # 0f5fstop Basic MemberSat 20-Apr-02 12:00 AM
Personally, I would stay away from Quantraray lenses. Everyone I know who has tried them, hates them. As for Tokina, great lenses in my opinion. Sigma, no experience but heard good about their latest lenses. Older lenses had problems.
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#3. "RE: Quantraray OR Sigma/Tokina Wide Angles?...." | In response to Reply # 2jrp Charter MemberSat 20-Apr-02 12:25 AM
Tokina first. Quantaray if you have no lens, are stranded in an island and found it on the sand in its sealed box.
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