Sony NEX-6 Benchmark Test?

Started Sep 1, 2013 | Questions thread
boardsy Senior Member • Posts: 2,215
Re: Sony NEX-6 Benchmark Test?

justincarlson wrote:

I was pretty close to the center, however the garage door is slightly caved in in the middle from wind damage. I'll try to center the targets better.

Should I do all three FL's again, or just one or two? Should I do two different apertures per FL as well?

For a simple test I typically just turn off OSS, choose A mode, EV = 0, base ISO, sit the camera on a table in front of a dollar bill or wine bottle label or something, carefully manual focus on the center at max magnification with the shutter self-timer, not allowing anyone to walk past at the crucial moment! Quick and simple, and will show you how sharp any lens can be e.g. Canon FD 35/2 at f2:

Any shot less sharp than this at f2 is now scientifically proven to be my fault, not the lenses!

I genuinely don't care too much about lens de-centering, it's never been an issue - even if I'm shooting a flat surface I'll do it at f5.6 or f8 where most or enough of it will be in focus regardless. YMMV

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