1.4 / 58 hast just been tested on Lenstip

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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brightcolours Forum Pro • Posts: 13,740
Re: Nonsense....

sgoldswo wrote:

brightcolours wrote:

Stacey_K wrote:

sgoldswo wrote:

You are correct that I don't know why they do it (I have made assumptions) but do it they do...

My guess would be they feel their "base" are canon shooters that delight in any negative conclusion they post on non-canon products.

This is what they conclude about the (much sharper) Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L USM:

"The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.2L USM is a new, expensive lens which belongs to the high-end L series. In the case of such devices I should have had problems with finding anything which could be put into the cons section. Here I didn’t have such problems – the lens had plenty of slip-ups during the test, in some categories losing to devices over ten times cheaper…"

It seems you two are biassed, not Lenstip.

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I don't think they are biased against nikon, they are sometimes biased against lenses that don't meet with their test chart based criteria (which has value, but is a pretty simplistic view of the world). Other times they hate lenses and it's not even clear why. This happens across brands.

Yes, they only look at the measurements and less at the applications of a lens. That is true. Photozone does the same, lately to a lesser extent.

For big aperture non-tele lenses, it is less important on how the border performance is. Because the subject usually is not in the border, and how sharp the rest is is of little importance with shallow DOF. And for macro lenses, they do not get tested at macro distances due to the sizes of the testing targets.

One has to look at the reviews for what they have tested, and make up your own final conclusions taking your own interests into consideration.

If you mean that I'm biased against taking Lenstip seriously because of the bombast in conclusions, you are entirely right.

At times I also ignore those comments, but still value some/most of their measurements as informative.

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