Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

Started Apr 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
RichyjV Contributing Member • Posts: 894
Re: Interesting article on DxO about 5D III and D800 resolving power

Some quite bad observations from DxOmark in the article that (again) lead me to conclude that their credibility is quite poor. Pointing out that for example the average sharpness score between the cameras is roughly equal is a useless observation as it is based on the average sharpness (and potentially read into that age) of the entire sample of lenses used. What is the use in testing lenses that are years old and aren't suited to a mark 3 or d800, and then having them skew the results? Sure, test them for prosperity but don't add them to conclusions when it isn't really saying anything.

How about all the current lenses that are available for both mounts, that is a useful comparison between cameras. And while they are at it actually include some of the best known lenses that they as yet omit (one wanders if they have already tested them and found a result that isn't in line with huge numbers of pros' experiences, thereby leading to potential questioning of their process?).

At its best DxOmark *could* offer an interesting perspective on a lens or camera, to be added to the *X* reputable reviewers you trust and online forum perspectives in a weighted assessment of a lens, before then trying the lens, and eventually purchasing it.

In the end photos of incredible quality have been taken for decades on a huge variety of lenses and cameras, so the current incarnation of canon vs nikon is really quite irrelevant compared to a given photographers aptitude for their profession/hobby.

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