Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dynamic Range - Try it for yourself, conclude for yourself: 5D III vs. A7r« on: October 03, 2014, 03:00:07 PM »
Do you really believe the goal was to "preserve the view out of the window".
The goal was to do a dynamic range test BY preserving the view out of the window.
Which would be fine if he had done that. But on what planet is this crop of the widow view considered "preserving the view out of the window"? It is unmitigated garbage.
As shot both images are completely unusable in any real context, the DR was too extreme for either sensor to get a usable image in one shot let alone preserve the view out of the window, nothing was demonstrated very well other than what has been said and agreed so many times, when an image is severely underexposed the Exmor sensor will give less shadow noise. We all know and agree with that. We now also know that when the DR exceeds both sensors capabilities the results are equally unusable.
The issues your seeing around the window blinds were because I ETTRed heavily (attempting to put things in the "best light" for the 5D III). This is something I've argued against, and you can see the reasons why. If I had underexposed more, to prevent the CA from occurring around the blinds, I'd have been lambasted for not being "optimal" with my 5D III exposures. It doesn't matter how the test was done, it doesn't matter that it WAS intentionally looking for a very high DR scene. It really doesn't matter, none of it matters. Those who disagree that Canon DR suffers from their read noise will always disagree. They will always find a flaw with a test. That's fine, everyone is free to draw their own conclusions.
Yes, it's a contrived test. It was meant to be, as the intent was to push both cameras to the limits within the limited capabilities I had that day (I couldn't just pick up and take off into the mountains for a week looking for beautiful high DR landscapes, I still have a day job that pays all the bills.) My goal was to provide data. The data is there, the RAW images are there, they are still there and they will remain there. If people want to see the differences for themselves, contrived scenario or not, they can. That was my goal. The rest? Well, I'm really sick and tired of debating this. The attitudes people portray over this very clinical subject is ridiculous, and I'm tired of being party to any of it. It's become degrading, to both sides.
Just like always, making S___ up. Show me one person who has ever said that?
DR/shadow recovery is better with Exmor, well done, we have all known and agreed that for, well, ever. What we disagree on is how much difference that actually makes to most people most of the time in actual shooting scenarios, and your "test" did nothing to further that.