DXOMARK.com, did you notice

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agentul
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Re: DXO scores are like MTF charts
In reply to Anders W, 6 months ago

Anders W wrote:

The 20 is indeed sharper than the 25 (at least wide open and thereabout, especially at the edges). A number of times, I have tried to ask people who claim that images from the 25 nevertheless look better, on the basis of the reasonably comparable test images provided by SLR Gear, what specifically they think looks better (in any other regard than those we can get from the difference in specs). I have so far come up empty-handed.

i have seen people claiming that the colors are better. i'm not 100% sure, but i do notice slightly nicer colors in my pictures taken with the 25mm and 45-150 mm than in the 14-42 mm ones. it could also be entirely coincidental, though.

Consequently, I strongly suspect that what we are talking about here is a Leica-badge placebo effect, which doesn't have a whole lot to do with benchmarks or the way the manufacturers adapt to them.

$530 will always look better than $300

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