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12-26-2011, 04:05 AM   #1
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How to write a lens review?


I have some fun lens at my box, and I'd like to share my experience with others. The problem is that I don't understand much all terminilogies of a review. Could you please give some helps? If there are some links, I am eager to read. "how to make a best review", that's my question!

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PS: I've found this link How To Test A Lens. Will read it :P

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The best way to learn is to look at examples posted by others and get a firm handle on lens terminology.

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12-28-2011, 09:40 AM   #3
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I agree with Adam's suggestion. Read other reviews and pay particular attention to the revies YOU find useful. These are the ones that should inspire you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by icy Quote
The problem is that I don't understand much all terminilogies of a review. Could you please give some helps?
One thing that confuses me when people talk about lenses
is the concept of a "small aperture."
Sometimes it means "small denominator," like f/1.4,
while other times it means "small opening," like f/22.
It would be clearer to use
"wide aperture/narrow aperture" instead.

Ambiguous abbreviations are another problem.
Does "FF" mean "full frame" or "front focus"?
Does "MF" mean "manual focus" or "medium format"?
If it's not clear from the context, it's better to write it out in full.

12-29-2011, 07:11 AM   #5
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What I like to see in a review, especially with an old lens are some of the mechanical aspects. Focus throw, aperture detente. Full or half stops, close focus etc
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Reading up other lens review will help.
However, I'd also suggest you keep to your style and write what you think you want to say about the lens.
Don't be led by the nose, esp on a forum platform where armchair theorists will try to heckle and challenge you at every turn. (or worse )
Yes, even when you have the lens and they do not
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Thank you very much. I need to learn more before writting a good review :P

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