Quick opinions on Nikon prime lens for D7000, and reliability of lens review websites

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Cytokine
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Re: Quick opinions on Nikon prime lens for D7000, and reliability of lens review websites
In reply to EyesHigh, Jul 17, 2013

I think as Mike says in his excellent post, it is wise not to take any review site too seriously, these sites increasingly link to a retail-outlet. Sites like DXO mark may understand some technical-aspects, but don't seem to know-much about photography.

They all seem to use different testing-methodology, and worst of all is the complete lack of traceability of the lens samples they test; A lens could have been dismantled, damaged in transit, a bad sample etc. Some lenses with long production runs may have been updated but are not regularly tested.

I think photo-zone which is better than some, could do allot more to give a better summation of a lens and where it came from, date of manufacture, and how it will perform in the field of its intended use.

The manufacturers could also help themselves by providing more information and samples for testing.

Lastly they don't explain what the differences mean in real life situations, especially after processing.

John

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