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testing lenses for "bad" samples


North Fontana, US
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docampo Basic Member
Mon 27-Aug-01 03:57 PM

Recently, I've noticed that in some messages people remark about a lens being a "bad" sample. My question is what do you have to do to see this besides shooting a roll of film with it? What would you look for in the photos? In addition, is there anything on the lens itself that would lead someone to believe that a lens is a "bad" sample? My question involves only Nikkor lenses. If anyone has seen a "bad" lens, specifically a 28-105 or a 70-300, please reply. Actually, any advice would be most welcome.

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