DXOMark - Lens/Camera Metrics

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Me, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Me

    Me Guest

    There's no need to ever discuss lenses any more. DXO have the ultimate
    Brick-wall shooters may now retire, the arguments about all-important
    "sharpness" can cease.
    All you ever need to know about lenses, from the people who published
    the compleat idiots guide to camera sensors.
    Colour rendition, bokeh, handling/AF/VR performance of lenses are as
    meaningless as low ISO banding and noise pattern in sensors, apparently.
    Me, Jun 27, 2010
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  2. Me

    Me Guest

    Photozone is more honest. They'll comment if they find that samples
    they tested are obviously decentered, sometimes retest if they can get
    another sample. And they usually provide some image samples and
    subjective comment. In the end, it's image samples comparable to what
    you want to shoot that matter.
    They don't attempt to do cross-system comparison.
    DXO is a nonsense site. Measureful measurebating taken to the extreme.
    They are in the business of selling software - not very good software IMHO.
    Me, Jun 27, 2010
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  3. Me

    Me Guest

    I'm not arguing with you here - as I don't disagree. Regardless of
    format and budget, a few minutes out taking photographs is worth much
    more than many hours trying to make sense of (DXO's) nonsense.
    Me, Jun 27, 2010
  4. I also like slrgear.com a lot. A good mix of measurements, reviewer
    opinions and user opinions.
    Robert Spanjaard, Jun 27, 2010
  5. Me

    Me Guest

    Yes - completely useless unless the test parameters, methodology, and
    rating weight for each parameter happen to exactly match what you want
    or need.
    It is (IMO) a hallmark of pseudo-science snake-oil style technical
    marketing of service or product. In this case probably cleverly enough
    done, with controversial enough conclusions, to draw a large number of
    people to their site.
    Me, Jun 28, 2010
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