« on: September 08, 2014, 11:03:30 PM »
I'd like to know the actual resolution of a lens regardless of body.
Why? Academia? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in and of itself that I can see, but seeing as how we pay thousands of dollars for these lenses that we can't use without bodies I question any results relevance.
Why is it wrong to want to know. I want to know regardless of the practical application of the results. I will say I earned a bachelor's of science so I've been asking why for a long time... why... didn't I pick a better major.
I am seriously starting to worry about peoples reading comprehension.
Did I say it was wrong? NO, if you look at the words I wrote and you quoted you will see this " Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong in and of itself" See? I actually said there is "nothing wrong"!
On the flip side of that however, even if you are 100% wrong about my point of view, what is wrong with me asking why people are interested in the result, other than it is what it is, when even the tester says "I found it a fun test with limited practical value" and "But even I agree, this kind of thing isn't something I'd pick a lens or a system over. "?
You know what... it's probably me. I'm reading a good deal of disdain in what I perceive to be the subtext of your comment. But if you say it isn't there... I won't argue that.
But in regards to knowing... I think there is some merit in knowing which lens set is "better" than the other. Bodies can be changed every 3 years, but you can keep a lens for 20 years and while they may replace it after a decade, the practical benefit of the successor may be marginal or merely show up on tests but have less real world value.
And if you are prone to replace your body with any frequency, knowing which lens system is better equipped to handle in increases in resolution and... let's just say micro contrast, would be worthwhile.
Now is this the point of the study... probably not... I'd say it's a d!ck measuring contest... but content with my girth and length... I'm going to go to bed.