how about to receive 4 raw files from me and 5dmk2 and d800, same parameters regarding time, f-stop and base iso and test for your self how it looks regarding DR, noise, or it to much work for you ?
And the same with 1dx and d800 regarding noise/banding in lower levels. ( I am calling your cards neuroanatomist and I will do that as long you are ridicules DXO or my findings regarding sensors DR, noise,QE and FWC. And the same to you Jrista) Im shore that this will be a new experience for you both here at CR.
You claim that you've been shooting professionally since 1984. Since he died in 1980, and Sweden is ~1200 km from Austria, I presume you've never met Dr. Hans Asperger. I wonder if you're familiar with the syndrome he described - the hallmarks are perseveration and poor social skills. Sorry, these non sequiturs slip out from time to time.
Clearly, you are failing to understand my point. Let me try one more time, despite the foreknowledge that it's almost certainly a futile effort. I don't want your RAW files. I don't need to be convinced that the D800 has broader DR than the 5DIII or 1D X - it does, no question. Whether its 1.5-stops or 3-stops isn't relevant to me
- more is more, and I'm not ridiculing anything. My point is there is more to a good image than broad dynamic range
. Does it help, for certain scenes? Yes. Is it necessary for every scene? No. Is it meaningless in some scenes? Yes. Would I like it if Canon sensors had more DR? Yes. Does that disadvantage outweigh all of the advantages that the Canon system has for me
I believe that covers the salient points. Feel free to continue perseverating on this issue. I'm out.