Does DXO Optics turn Sony's average kit and cheap zooms into superb performers on par with Zeiss?

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Does DXO Optics turn Sony's average kit and cheap zooms into superb performers on par with Zeiss?
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From DXO's marketing literature, it claims that DXO Optics software can compensate even for corner softness, and other lens aberrations. Now, on these forums, the Sony A6000's 16-50 kit lens, and the reasonably priced 55-210 zoom get a lot of criticism. So my question is, when DXO's software tools work their magic on the RAW files from these so-so lenses, what level does it bring it up to? To the level of the Zeiss lenses? What I'm asking is, how much of a boost can be achieved by software alone, rather than spending massive bucks on expensive Zeiss lenses.

I'm asking because, in the light of Aperture's demise, I'm choosing between DXO Optics software and Phase One's Capture One software. I'm drawn to C1's selective tools, but C1 does not presently support the A6000 and presumably some of its lenses. And even when it does, I haven't heard how C1's and DXO's correction tools compare.

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