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    Default Buying lens guides..need help.

    Without lapstop how to test the sharpness of the lens we want to buy ?
    Any suggestions ?

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    Default Re: Buying lens guides..need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caofei
    Without lapstop how to test the sharpness of the lens we want to buy ?
    Any suggestions ?

    Cheers,
    Caofei
    ~Take using your DSLR and zoom in Big, Big to see the sharpness...1.
    ~Borrow a laptop from your friend...2.
    ~My question here is...How people buy sharp lenses during the film days...?...3.
    _Answer: Just buy lor...Other use before and many people say it is sharp than buy lor...
    ________Actually by this way you don't even need to test the lenses...
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenstars08
    ~Take using your DSLR and zoom in Big, Big to see the sharpness...1.
    ~Borrow a laptop from your friend...2.
    ~My question here is...How people buy sharp lenses during the film days...?...3.
    _Answer: Just buy lor...Other use before and many people say it is sharp than buy lor...
    ________Actually by this way you don't even need to test the lenses...
    Exactly what I've said to some people. Anyway, sharpness is a relative thing, differs from people to people. Just buy and use it, if theres anything terribly wrong with it (and your technique is correct yadayada) then go back to the shop to change for another copy. 101 reasons why I patronize certain shops that have good customer service.

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    Default Re: Buying lens guides..need help.

    Thanks for the comments.
    The problem is i am from Indonesia, so need to make sure i have a good copy to prevent the transportation trouble from my country to Spore to change for another copy.

    Cheers,
    Caofei

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    Default Re: Buying lens guides..need help.

    Need you guys to enlighten how to test front and back focusing,
    setting camera/lens of front focus : ?
    setting camera/lens of back focus : ?
    Newbie here so please bear with my noob question.

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    Default Re: Buying lens guides..need help.

    bring 4 AA batts to the shop. shoot the lens wide open. e.g. if tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, set to Av mode and select f/2.8

    place the batts in a straight line. see simple diagram below


    Batteries in a line


    1

    2

    3

    4

    take your cam and shoot at 45 degree angle at the batt, aiming at batt 2 or batt 3. check LCD monitor. if you focused on batt 2, then batt 2 should be sharp, the other batts 1,3,4 shd be out of focus.

    just liddat u can test for back/front focusing.

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    Default Re: Buying lens guides..need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone
    bring 4 AA batts to the shop. shoot the lens wide open. e.g. if tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, set to Av mode and select f/2.8

    place the batts in a straight line. see simple diagram below


    Batteries in a line


    1

    2

    3

    4

    take your cam and shoot at 45 degree angle at the batt, aiming at batt 2 or batt 3. check LCD monitor. if you focused on batt 2, then batt 2 should be sharp, the other batts 1,3,4 shd be out of focus.

    just liddat u can test for back/front focusing.
    Great thanks for your pointer.
    So you mean the nearer/front? one (no.1) and far/back? (no.3 & 4 ) out of focus and just no.2 ( sharp/in focus) ?

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    Caofei

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    Default Re: Buying lens guides..need help.

    taht is correct but it must be shot WIDE OPEN. buy from a reputable shop. i know for one that MScolor allows for exchange within 7 days

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    Default Re: Buying lens guides..need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone
    taht is correct but it must be shot WIDE OPEN. buy from a reputable shop. i know for one that MScolor allows for exchange within 7 days
    So kind of you to give me so much usefull advices and valuable information/

    Thanks,

    Cheers,
    Caofei

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