View Full Version : Is a quantaray lens the same thing as a

03-09-2007, 03:30 PM
sigma lens? I was looking for an 18-200mm lens for my Sony A100k at Ritz camera and they said the quantaray is made by Sigma so it's the same thing. Hmmm...whaddaya think? Thanks for any info!

03-09-2007, 03:41 PM
I worked for Wolf Camera, same thing as Ritz Camera, and they told me that Tarmon makes Quantary lenses.

03-09-2007, 04:02 PM
I worked for Wolf Camera, same thing as Ritz Camera, and they told me that Tarmon makes Quantary lenses.

It is a TAMRON lens.

This image is linked to the Ritz Camera web-site
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/donschap/camera%20stuff/quantaray18-200.jpg (http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/251666129.htm) for the Quantaray-version

THis image is linked to the B&H Photography website http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r289/donschap/camera%20stuff/TAMRON18-200.jpg (htthttp://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=Search&A=details&Q=&sku=363595&is=REG&addedTroughType=searchp://) for the TAMRON original

Knowing this, it makes you wonder if the 6-year warranty is available from Quantaray? I know Ritz is trying to sell extended warranties on the lens. You wouldn't need one if you bought it as a straight TAMRON ... you'd have your 6-year mfr. warranty. The price looks right about the same range, too. I don't know who is fooling who, but this does not look like any bargain.

Weird thing about these images ... the top image is of the 18-200mm for a Canon-mount, the bottom image is the correct 18-200 for the SONY, although both are suppose to be SONY mounts. You can tell by the location of the red alignment dot. On a SONY mount, the red dot is about half-an-inch further to the left as you look at it, bottom to top.

03-09-2007, 04:24 PM
Don, but I can't see your images. I don't know why they never come up:confused:
So are you saying Quantaray does not offer the 6 yr. warranty only Tamron does?

03-09-2007, 09:05 PM
Well, it would appear that way. Obviously, that may be the Quantaray (grey market) solution for $30 less.

If you were going to buy the lens, I suggest getting a real TAMRON version, which guarantees the 6-year warranty (everything being the same, of course).

03-11-2007, 07:57 PM
There is some kind of warranty issue that needs to be resolved before I'd invest in anything other than TAMRON lensing.

03-11-2007, 08:06 PM
Don's absolutely right; the Tamron offers a six year warranty whereas the Quantary, the exact same lens, does not. You can buy the Quantary from Wolf/Ritz for a little cheaper because it's their own brand, but their warranty for the equivalent 6 years will be a lot more, maybe $150+, though they'll cover anything that happens to it.