What is meant by a "bad example" of a new lens? How do you check?

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: What is meant by a "bad example" of a new lens? How do you check?

Specifically Nikon - a lens that does not perform when received by the customer as well as when it came off the assembly line. Nikon in their lens brochures say they check all lens functions at this stage.

Nikon say they then check each lens again in detail just before shipping.

A challenge for relative novices is knowing how to test to a high standard.

If you have a Nikon lens and body you should know what you can get from it.

You can then compare the performance of new equipment with what you have - taking into account the price point of each item.

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