IQ of 7d w 15-85mm Vs 6d w 24-105mm?

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Re: What about The Digital tests?
In reply to MAC, Mar 12, 2013

MAC wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

MAC wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

usedtobedontrustme wrote:

It seems like there is much debate here about the validity of DXO but no debate about The Digital's online lens tests. Their tests confirm to me that the 24-104 on a FF is substantially better than the 15-85 on a crop.

Since someone mentioned Photozone, so let's check. I guess someone who "argue" most fiercely actually never checked no mention actually never own and experience any 5D series.

Here are Photozone results between 24-105L+5D2 vs 15-85+50DD (you can give 7D a bit more resolution that usually less than proportionally due to diminishing return).

PHotozone 24-105L on 5D2 at 24mm

Photozone EF-S 15-85 on 50D at 15mm side

Soon you will hear someone claiming it's false to compare cross platforms, lol

this is 50d not 7d, and they moved the crop farther away from the target

I know (I did mention above) but this is not an excuse. So let's do a bit of number crunching.

7D sensor resolution is 5184x3459 pixels while 50D's is 4752x3169 pixels. The linear resolution difference is only 8.33%. I yield to you for the same linear percentage increase in 7D with EF-S 15-85 (but in reality you know very well actually is less due to the law of diminishing return).

Even with 8.33% linear increase, now Photozone test with 15-85 at 15mm side should read like,

15mm F3.5

center 2760

border 2289

extreme 2242

They are still quite below especially in center than 24-105 at 24mm with 5D2. I think it's pretty creditable that when DXOMark and Photozone both confirmed 24-105L is better. It should be a constant F/4 L zoom vs a 5X F3.5-5.6 kits lens plus zoom.

As a matter of fact as many said EF-S 15-85 is not really (much) better than much cheaper kit lens EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS II that is embarrassing. They have the same 8 P-MPix resolution.

DXOMark EF-S 15-85 vs EF-S 18-55 II

you are not getting it. DXO moved the crop sensor further away to get a score of 8. That is unfair. For resolution testing keep the crop sensor fixed in psoition -- identical to the position of the FF sensor.

What?  You are very confused.  Are we talking about 15mm on 7D vs 24mm on 5D to have the same AOV if you shoot from the same distance between camera/lens and the subject?

the crop sensor is not a lens than magnifies.

Do you understand that the reason you can use 15mm on 60D/7D to achieve the same AOV of 24mm on 5D is thru 1.6x crop factor, or magnification or enlargement?  Sure you gain the focus l length multiplier 1.6x time and maybe get smaller/lighter lens.  But unfortunately you also lose something (by gaining else) that 1.6x crop pixels are enlarged 1.6x bigger, become mushy, become soft, subject 1.6x more crop penalties.  1.6x crop magnification is not a free ride.

don't move the crop sensor further away -- or it is unfair

Nobody move.  15mm on 60D/7D = 24mm on 5D AOV from the same distance

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