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How do you judge the build quality of a lens?

Some lenses - mostly expensive ones - are consistently praised in reviews for their great build quality, whereas others get very low credit in this regard. To be honest, I cannot tell much of a ...
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Can wobbly lens parts significantly affect lens performance?

On one of my zoom lenses (Pentax DA 18-55mm WR), the inner barrel and focusing ring suddenly started to come a bit loose (not sure how, I handle it carefully). They can now move around a millimeter or ...
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Can a DSLR function in an environment with high g-forces?

Can a consumer level DSLR like the Canon 550D or the Nikon 5100D withstand and function under g-forces that are encountered in fighter planes and spacecraft (0 - 10g)? It has to be noted that this ...
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Canon 50mm F1.8 quality

I recently bought 50mm f1.8 lens online, and quality is very poor as described in most of the reviews. But when i shake it gently I can feel some of the parts moving inside. And when ever I slide the ...
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Does the higher price lens always reflect better quality regardless of it being 3rd party or not?

When looking at various lenses you will see the camera manufacturer lenses made by the camera manufacturer. Then you will see other 3rd party lenses (Tamron, Sigma, etc). Does it pay to get the ...
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How does the Lensbaby Scout perform as a cheap fisheye lens?

I'm interested in the Lensbaby Scout since it seems like a cheap fish-eye option, but I am unsure how it performs. What about the lens's quality (build quality, image quality, and optical quality)?. ...
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Why does shutter life vary from DSLR to DSLR?

@fluf and I were chatting on the site chat room and were talking about shutter life. After looking at this rather interesting but scary site http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/, it seems shutter ...
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How much more durable, really, are higher end cameras?

I notice this webpage seems to come up pretty often when people discuss the durability of their gear. http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/ The site has some neat information. It allows people to ...