This is why DxOmark sucks:
Although the two lenses are extraordinary performers, the Nikon can’t quite match the new $11,999 triple fluorite Canon in sharpness or in lateral chromatic aberration, however overall the two perform very similarly. Both have homogenous sharpness at maximum aperture and possess low distortion and vignetting and excellent transmission, but reason why the DxOMark scores are the same is due to the excellent noise and dynamic range of the Nikon D800 sensor.
The LENS tied the Canon lens because of the CAMERA used!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA.
Well , I just put in the d600 in the comparison to get something which is closer to reflecting the lenses:P?
But it's indeed funny they tie the lenses due to the sensor behind it outperforming the other sensor
Also when you look at http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Lenses/Compare-Camera-Lenses/Compare-lenses/%28lens1%29/1174/%28lens2%29/393/%28lens3%29/891/%28brand1%29/Nikkor/%28camera1%29/834/%28brand2%29/Canon/%28camera2%29/795/%28brand3%29/Sony/%28camera3%29/831
I wonder how they conclude 24 for the nikon, if you compare it to the sony(also on 24 mp?)
The sony has better t-value, sharpness, lower CA, yet it scores only 22?
There the canon has 19mpix, the nikon 15
0% distortion vs 0.2%
3µm vs 7
I don't know if their tests are really scientific, if so it's easy enough to draw your own conclusions based on their values ( just forget the overall score and compare per lens/body).
And ignore the conclusion of them i guess
Better hold on to those lenses and wait for better bodies :-), Those cycles are much shorter and less expensive to replace. Imagine what those nikon sensor would be like on the canon lenses!