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10-22-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Lens Review Websites

My daughter has decided she wanted to do a photography related science project for school [8th grade]. We thought that a good project would be measurbating a few of my lenses. This will allow for multiple data and graphs.

Where is need help is finding a few respected lens review websites. It can be sites that give lens reviews or testing methodologies or both.

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10-22-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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I must say Photozone is my favorite. Introduction, data, conclusions, and methods are clearly presented.

Make sure to read
Photozone Lens Test FAQ

There's a trial version of IMATEST (the software photozone uses) that might be suitable.
Imatest - Download

Totally different but also worth reading (thanks Nesster):

Manual Focus Lenses :: View topic - 1977 Pop Photo Normal Lens tests (32 of them)

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You'll find some simple representative comparisons for guidance and format at:

Here's an example: (scroll down)

Tamron SP Adaptall-2 80-200mm F/2.8 LD Model 30A

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Since it is about photography science, a good lens review site would not exist as technical paramaters are all given as results without methodology disclosed...
10-23-2009, 04:08 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. This will help minimize the amount of web surfing time required.

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I'll second They have some articles posted about their methodology. This one in particular is interesting: Focus Fallibility: Lens Test Fallacies -!
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I hadn't heard of before. Thanks.


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