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How to review a lens?

My friends asked me about specific criteria when reviewing a lens, I've check ones from available online review sites, and they have different views and review basis. What are the things that one ...
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Damaged coating tamron 18-200mm?

I just bought a secondhand 18-200 tamron lens but I can't seem to get a fully sharp picture. I know my settings and the picture is "smudged" blurry and seems to have some color artifacts on one side ...
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What are the use cases of a Petzval lens?

I am interested to know when would one use these lenses and what are they best suited for?
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Are superzoom lenses really so bad?

I have read comments in multiple places, both on photo.SE and elsewhere, that superzoom lenses are not good and that most people will be better served by buying two zoom lenses, each spanning a ...
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What characteristics make a digital sensor good?

Generally, the technical image quality of a digital image (before we get to the post-processing stage) is the product of the characteristics of the lens and the recording medium, with an important ...
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How do I best compare lenses?

Recently I purchased a $280 50 mm f/1.4 Canon lens. I've got a few lenses at this point, and I generally buy them on reviews and my needs. I bought this lens to do portraits. I also have a `18 - 55 mm ...
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What kind of lens will be best for photograping cake toppers with a midrange Canon DSLR?

I'm a super novice photographer, but I own an online store and I want to give my photos more oomph. I own a Canon EOS 60D, with a EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens. I will be making myself a light box. I ...
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How can a lens produce better (or worse) colors than another one?

So I was looking the Lomography Lomogon 32/2.5 Lens, which looks pretty cool. However in the copy they claim that it produces images with great color. Now if the lens glass is slightly tinted, then ...
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What is the resolution of a good compact camera in lines resolved?

After doing some internet research myself to answer this question, I finally wind up asking here. Compact cameras have similar "megapixels" than decent dSLRs, but way lower sensor sizes and certainly ...
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What does the word “Contemporary” mean in a lens description?

What's the significance of the word "Contemporary" in a lens description? Example from Amazon: Sigma 150-600mm 5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens. I've also seen this on LensRentals.com. Does anybody ...
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How do lenses vary in contrast?

I was reading a review of a wide-angle lens, and the review opined that the lens had impaired contrast wide open. Optically, what's happening here? How does the light passing through the lens lose ...
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What lens characteristics are important in star photography?

In optimal world I would buy a lens that is good in every way. But I'm on a budget and have to find a balance in quality and price. I'm looking for a lens for star photography, so in my case it will ...
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How difficult is it to correct mustache-style distortion?

I am considering the Samyang 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC but I am somewhat concerned about the 5.3% of mustache-style distortion this lens produces. I like most of what I read about this ...
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How different lenses affect photo quality? [duplicate]

Suppose I have these two lenses: - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens - Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD And suppose I have used them both on the same full frame camera, in the same tripod ...
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Panasonic/Leica 15mm 1.7 vs DJI 15mm 1.7 [duplicate]

Is the DJI as sharp as the Leica on a OMD E-10 Mark II ?

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