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skira2862

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Hi All,

I'm new and very new to photography too. Have seen awesome photos taken by members here and certainly looking forward to learn at lot from here.

Meanwhile, I have a noob question...how could one properly test a lens while in a store? Apart from checking the lenses physically, how to see it's a sharp copy and etc. Will the store allow us to test it especially newbie like me who know nothing... Very new to photography and need advice:embrass:

Thank you in advance and have a nice day :)
 

spree86

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Hi All,

I'm new and very new to photography too. Have seen awesome photos taken by members here and certainly looking forward to learn at lot from here.

Meanwhile, I have a noob question...how could one properly test a lens while in a store? Apart from checking the lenses physically, how to see it's a sharp copy and etc. Will the store allow us to test it especially newbie like me who know nothing... Very new to photography and need advice:embrass:

Thank you in advance and have a nice day :)
Welcome to CS:)
You can check whether there's any physical defect, does the auto focus work properly, whether its dusty inside the lens and i will usually test if the focus is off center. Some shops might ask you to pay up front before you can test, it depends on the shop policy
 

skylover

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weegk

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Welcome to CS . . . :)

Some shops allow you to test the lens first before you purchase.

In fact, i ever went to a shop to test out some lens without buying . . . best of all, i told the boss before hand that i am just asking for the price only and he offers to let me test it.

:thumbsup: to the shop.
 

spree86

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Feb 3, 2009
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Welcome to CS . . . :)

Some shops allow you to test the lens first before you purchase.

In fact, i ever went to a shop to test out some lens without buying . . . best of all, i told the boss before hand that i am just asking for the price only and he offers to let me test it.

:thumbsup: to the shop.
Which shop is it?:)
 

jed091270

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Welcome to CS and happy shooting!!!
 

enzeru21

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most shops reccommended in this forum should allow to test lens if they're not terribly busy or crowded...

i sometimes go to a shop and just sit down and try many different things.. even if i'm not buying.. hmmm then can make better decisions to use what lens..
 

skira2862

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Aug 26, 2010
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Thank you all for the welcome messages and the valuable advice. Looking forward to learn from you all.

Cheers :)
 

Hollander

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Hi welcome to CS!!
Shoot more, Post more, Ask more and you will Learn more!!:thumbsup:
Happy shooting!!;)
 

skira2862

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Aug 26, 2010
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Thank you all for the guidance.

I bought a Tamrom 17-50 non VC last weekend and the helpful salesman helped me to test the front/back focusing of the lens. I just started shooting last weekend and glad to be able to take some night scene without using flash and tripod.

I have lots to learn from here and thanks to everyone for their generous contributions.

Cheers :)
 

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