Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Lens Testing

Getting a new lens is really great fun, no doubt about it.  It opens up whole new creative possibilities.  But there is always just that little bit of concern (especially if the lens is expensive)......did I get a 'sharp copy', is it as good as it 'should be'?  No doubt one can go a little too far when it comes to lens testing and end up spend more time testing than using.  I know the thought of testing makes me crazy.  So what is a person to do? Well here is a great article on lens testing that is reasonable by Roger Cicala of with some very good advice on what to do to ensure that your new lens is all it should be.  A very worthwhile read!