Upload & Sell: Off
Don't these threads come up about once a month? If you don't want to draw the patronizing comments you're sure to draw from starting one yourself-- I suggest teh search feature.
Yes I searched. I found 0 matches. May be the search criteria that I used wasn't correct but I tried.
Now, on to the patronizing: Testing lenses against getting a lemon is silly... unless what you do is test lenses instead of shooting other subjects. Yes, even with used lenses.
Like most of the people who chime in here will probably suggest: I mount the lens to my camera, I go out and shoot (I mean, that's why I bought the lens, right?), and if something doesn't look right I might inquire deeper. But that rarely happens.
That is what I mentioned in my original post - I go t one of my favorite antique shop and shoot. It provides me with nice subjects.
What's ironic is that it seems the people most obsessed/worried about getting a lemon are also concerned with testing against brick walls or something. Ironic because if you're so obsessed over image quality-- you should notice any real issues from normal shooting. If you don't notice any issues from normal shooting, then I guess whatever range of in-spec your lens corresponds to just isn't an issue.
Furthermore, unless you're comparing multiple copies in order to cherry pick-- which I think is pretty despicable if you're buying from a retailer and intend to return all but the best to the retailer (I...Show more →
Hmmmmm cherry picking - that is going too far. That was not the intent here. I am not a pro, so buying some of those expensive lenses is a big investment in my hobby. I just want to be sure. I asked an honest question and I got (or not) my answers.
Time to go out and shoot, I guess.