Nikon 105 VR - Is this sharp? How do people test?

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Nikon 105 VR - Is this sharp? How do people test?
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How do you test a lens for sharpness in a real world situation?

Currently, I have possession of a Nikon 105 VR on loan from my father.  While screwing around taking pictures of my son's attempts to crawl, I was trying to see if I liked it.  While I decided the lens was too heavy for my taste, I still wanted an idea how sharp it could be in a real world (for me - that means handheld) situation.  I ended up taking a snapshot of this rock coaster (heavily cropped).  If I seriously wanted to test the lens, how would you recommend going about it?

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