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How to perform a proper lens comparison test?

I already have a 50/1.4 lens and plan to buying a more expensive version of this lens which only just came out and still not available in most parts of the world. Since this is a brand new lens, there ...
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How do you reconcile generally positive user comments with negative comments in a review?

My question was prompted by this DPReview review of the Nikon DX 18~200mm, wherein on page 3 the author reveals some significant sharpness and distortion issues, leading to final assessments of ...
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Can the sharpness of the lens be evaluated with no relation to the DSLR?

When I read lens reviews, they all say that one lens is sharp, another is very sharp, another one is not sharp at all, etc. For me, it doesn't make sense to just say that a lens is sharp or not, with ...
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What are the standard tests available to quantify lens parameters?

In some of the questions I have asked here, some of the terms frequently used to describe the difference in image quality between the cheaper lenses and the premium ones have been increased contrast, ...
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Can the Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX AF 16-50mm f/2.8 actually be found new, and how does it compare to the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM?

I am having difficulties finding in-depth (Canon mount) reviews and comparisons for the Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX AF 16-50mm f/2.8 lens. This lens is currently not sold on Adorama and B&H says that ...
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What web-based expert resources for Nikon are similar to The Digital Picture for Canon?

I've followed Canon photo products for years and I can't go past this great expert resource on Canon cameras, lenses and few other accessories photographer should know about and read before buying ...