at what point does it make sense to stop obsessing over gear minutia ?

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Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 15,992
Re: When you are satisfied with what you have

Lee Jay wrote:

Gerry Winterbourne wrote:

TRIODEROB wrote:

in other words how far down the rabbit hole should you chase small improvements in gear.

will it translate to much better images if you get a lens which score 7% more on a optical test ?

I can't think of any meaningful optical test that can give scores in percentage points;

Since MTF is a number from 0 to 1, you can think of it as a percentage if you like.

But MTF is not, in a single 0-to-1 graph, a measure of IQ. A lot about IQ can be learned by combining different MTF graphs but then it loses the simple 0-to-1 score.

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