what kinds of tests for a new Nikon 200 - 500 mm f5.6 zoom lens?

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what kinds of tests for a new Nikon 200 - 500 mm f5.6 zoom lens?

I just got this lens, believe it or not, as a gift from a my employer. 

So I'm not complaining, but have read some website reviews that said that this lens may have manufacturing defects, e.g. off-centering, due to the very aggressive pricing of this lens.  So I want to run this lens through some tests pretty soon.

I don't wnat to get all geeky with an ISO lens test chart.  I was planning to photograph a brick wall at different apertures and zoom settings.  Any suggestions about a good program?  Any other reasonable to do tests?  I will using this lens on a Nikon D3 body

Thanks,

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