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Quantaray 18-200 mm OS DI 3.5-6.3 Lens f/Nikon DSLR image
 
(based on 3 ratings)
Brand: Quantaray
Located in: SLR Lenses (All)
Compact, Lightweight Superzoom lens, with high zoom ratio 11:1

11.1 high zoom ratio lens is designed for digital SLR cameras and OS (Optical Stabilizer) technology.

This high ratio zoom lens incorporates OS (Optical Stabilizer) function and is exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. It is perfectly suitable for low light conditions, indoors, at dusk and telephoto range. SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass and aspherical glass provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 17.7-inches (45cm) throughout the entire zoom range and has a maximum magnification of 1:3.9. The inner focusing system is suitable for using an optional petal-type lens hood and also circular polarizing filters.

OS technology (Optical Stabilizer) function- The 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 OS is equipped with OS (Optical Stabilizer) technology. This system uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake. It also automatically detects panning movement of the camera and compensate for camera shake when shooting moving subjects such as motor sports.

Excellent Optical Performance - A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and three aspherical glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and produce a high level of optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting while producing the best color balance.

Enables close-up photography - This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm through entire zoom range with a maximum magnification of 1:3.9 making it very convenient for taking close-up pictures.

Inner focusing system - Because the front of the lens does not rotate, circular polarizing filters and a petal-type hood can easily be used.

Magnification scale - A magnification scale is displayed on the lens barrel, ensuring ease of use.

Zoom lock switch mechanism - A zoom lock switch mechanism is provided to prevent the lens from creeping due to its own weight.

Note: *Vignetting will occur if the lens is used on digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or with 35mm SLR cameras.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.7 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Best Uses:
General purpose(3)

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
This lens stays on my camera
By jhandeVerified Reviewer from White Mountains NH on 12/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Doesn't zoom to 500mm
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray 18-200 mm OS DI 3.5-6.3 Lens f/Nikon DSLR:

I am new to photography and glad the sales woman at my Local Ritz shop suggested this lens as one of my starter lenses. I have no clue how to properly operate my new D300 yet, so I walk around with the default settings - exposure mode P, single-point AF and matrix metering.

The image stabalization is very useful for my shakey hands. I wasn't sure how images would come out on a cloudy day, but I was surprised. I have a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D for low light/indoor photos and picked up a Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 for what this Quantaray can't capture.

So far this lens has stayed on my camera for most of my shooting. Stick the SB-600 flash on top and I'm all set indoors also.

The pictures I attached were all shot on a cloudy day. I used Photoshop just to crop and resize them. Unfortunately what gets uploaded just doesn't do picture quality justice of what this baby is capable of.

I highly recommend this lens.

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Cloudy day and parked my car in the shade.

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Althought cloudy, still captured the fall leaves

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[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Heavy but worth it's weight...
By JenniferVerified Purchaser from Delray Beach, FL on 8/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Has a lock feature, Image stabilization, No need for another lense
Cons:
Heavy, Lens Creep
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray 18-200 mm OS DI 3.5-6.3 Lens f/Nikon DSLR:

I use my camera to take action shots of children in musical performances that involve lots of movement. I love this new lense because I can get both close ups and group shots without having to miss shots while changing lenses anymore. I also take photos of my family and pets and wildlife and nature and love being able to zoom just the right amount to capture my subjects at any given moment. It is worth the weight!

[23 of 30 customers found this review helpful]

 
Much more than just a 'walkaround' lens!
By JonathanVerified Reviewer from Reston, VA on 4/9/2008
Pros:
Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
General purpose, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Quantaray Quantaray 18-200 mm OS DI 3.5-6.3 Lens f/Nikon DSLR:

I purchased this lens for use with a new Nikon D40 and have been blown away! I really enjoy having the flexibility to go from 18mm to 200mm in a single lens, rather than swapping between my 18-55 and 55-200 lenses. I took it for a "test drive" on a hike in the mountains this weekend, and I will never go back to carrying my two other lenses again when I'm walking around! Images were crisp and the colors were great. I forgot to take my circular polarizing filter with me, but it wasn't a problem with this beauty.

The optical quality is much better than I expected. There is some distortion when you're zoomed back to wide angles - it was noticeable through the viewfinder. If it bothers you, it's corrected easily enough with a couple of mouse clicks using Capture NX or Photoshop to work on your images.

The lens is noticeably heavier than its brethren, but I don't believe that will be an issue. It's also almost an inch bigger in diameter than my 55-200mm lens, but I actually think that's good. It feels better in my hand.

I found myself switching to manual focus on several occasions, as I was shooting through trees into the valley several miles from the mountain. As others have noted, the focus ring is larger than I have come to expect on other lenses, and I did find myself grabbing it by mistake a couple of times when I meant to go for the zoom ring. I'll learn, though...I'll be using this lens almost all the time, so I know I'll get used to it.

The Optical Stabilization feature worked great. I didn't have a single blurred picture from my shoot on the hike, even though I was shooting at f10 most of the time, at many zoom angles, in a variety of lighting conditions and without a tripod.

The biggest problem I had came from the embarrassment of riches at having so wide a zoom range available to me! On many occasions, I found myself shooting the same scene from the same spot, all the way from 18mm to high zooms, and every one of the pictures had its own artistic interest and merits. How do I choose which one I like best?!

All in all, this is a great lens. I'm very happy with it and I know I'll be doing a lot more photography with it than I would have been doing without it.

Images shared by: Jonathan

Scene from Sugarloaf Mountain, MD

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Another scene from Sugarloaf Mountain, MD

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