Initial tests of my Quantaray (sigma) 70-200 f2.8-3.5

Digital, Lenses, Photography Discussion

So I usually do not really go for zooms. I most definitely consider myself a prime man. However in the not too distant future I have some jobs coming up where I have to shoot some wedding videos for friends. I occurred to me that maybe some zooms may be good for this, so I have gone about collecting a few different types to try. I have collected some fast ones like this f2.8 to see if the speed is desirable and some constant aperture ones to see if that is more desirable. Over the coming weeks I will be testing these lenses and putting them through their paces. My first initial test is of my recently acquired Quantaray 70-200 f2.8-3.5 manual focus push pull zoom.
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Iso 100, f4, 1/125, 70mm

Through doing some research I have come across many reports stating that Quantaray was the re-branding name used by Ritz camera stores through Europe.

Sigma 70-210mm UCII auto zoom lens first test shots on Pentax KX

Cameras, Digital, Lenses, Photography Discussion

I acquired this Sigma UCII 70-210mm auto zoom lens for Pentax with a sigma 24-80mm and Pentax MZ-60 35mm film camera. As soon as I left I threw the lens on my Pentax KX digital body wanting to test the lens, here are my first test shots from that morning. These were shot in Leaderville, Perth and Lake Mongor.

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