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ZeissSiemens Star Test Chart
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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  • Professional quality (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

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      5.0

      Useful for checking for decentering

      By Tim L

      from Central Oregon

      About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

          A test chart is not the most exciting item to order from the BH catalog but it is useful for testing new lenses for decentering, a problem that is not always immediately obvious. Roger Cicala detailed this in a blog post a while ago.

          As a side note, kudos to BH for packing the chart super well. It arrived in perfect condition.

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          4.0

          Will definately serve the purpose

          By An old photo hobbyist

          from Los Angeles, CA

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                Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

                I am considering of purchasing a Mirrorless or so called Compact System Camera during this upcoming holiday season for my planned trips next year. Part of it is for serving as back up to the DSLR, and for areas need longer hiking, it will serve as the primary/only camera that I will pack. I am at this moment contemplating Sony E-Mount and Fujifilm X-System, unfortunately both brand have some lens centering issues on some samples. I discovered this chart by coming across the method of determining if a lens has centering issue on the website of Lens Rentals. I figured only if I can find out if a lens has such issue within return/exchange period I can address it accordingly and this serves the purpose

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                5.0

                Works great for what it is

                By jmvdigital

                from Fort Collins, CO

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Testing Lenses

                  Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

                  If you're looking for a Siemens Star, this is it. The chart is sturdy and laminated with a matte plastic coating with hang holes at the top. It will last a long time. Printed detail is (obviously) extremely fine/small. The star itself is fairly large, probably around 10" round.

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                  5.0

                  Great alignment tool

                  By acmineiro

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Hobbyist

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Focus Check

                  Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

                  I use it to check alignment of my rangefinder.

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                  4.0

                  Very high detail

                  By Elliott B.

                  from Orange, CA

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

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                  Pros

                  • High Detail
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

                  It's the best chart I've ever seen for focusing a lens. The very high detail in the center makes it easy to see when a lens is sharp. But it would be nice if they included some extra things, like framing / color charts on the back, so I don't have to carry around 2 items.

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                  5.0

                  Very nice for the price

                  By Stray Angel Films

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Rental House

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cheap
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Camera Prep
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Zeiss Siemens Star Test Chart:

                    Charts can be very expensive but these are great for the cost. This should be all you need to check focus (definitely a must if you are changing mounts on your CP2s)

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