Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Members Galleries Master Your Vision Galleries 5Contest Categories 5Winners Galleries 5ANPAT Galleries 5 The Winners Editor's Choice Portfolios Recent Photos Search Contest Info Help News Newsletter Join us Renew Membership About us Retrieve password Contact us Contests Vouchers Wiki Apps THE NIKONIAN™ For the press Fundraising Search Help!
More5

How do you test a new lens?

stlsailor stlsailor

Is from: Ballwin, US
1772 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to send message via Skype
stlsailor Gold Member Nikonian since 17th Jan 2016
Tue 04-May-21 10:26 PM
When you get a new or new to you lens, how do you test it? Of course there is the basic of taking test shots and looking at them closely. But do you have a procedure or a checklist through which you go, or is it somewhat informal? I've done only basic testing when I've acquired a new lens and have never had problems. I like to think that's normal and that overall manufacturing processes are very good. But I've read stories of sample variation. While considering a new lens it occurred to me that it would be useful to know how much testing is practical without consuming undue time. Normally I research before a question like this, but here I'm most interested in what you actually do and have found reasonable.

Dale

Ballwin, MO, USA



Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Subject
ID
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
1
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
3
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
2
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
4
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
5
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
6
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
7
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
8
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
11
     Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
12
          Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
16
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
9
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
10
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
13
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
14
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
17
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
15
     Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
18
          Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
19
               Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
20
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
21
Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
22
     Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
23
          Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
24
               Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
25
                    Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
26
                         Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
27
                              Reply message RE: How do you test a new lens?
28

G