I download the raw files, that lens from Nikon is not well. The lens suffers from centering defects
DONT BELIVE EVERYTHING YOU READ JRISTA, and please be little more critical to what you se, AND PHOTOZONES MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM A HEALTHY LENS
When you ask us to be a little more critical of what we see, and not believe everything we read, does that go for what you say as well? From a completely neutral standpoint, it's hard to believe you are being objective about many of the things you say given what appears to be a continual anti Canon stance from yourself.
Of course he is not objective, but then no human can be perfectly objective about anything.
The question is, from a sensor performance and resolution standpoint, for the money...the D800 is probably still going to be the camera that delivers the most resolution, around its price point. The future high MP Canon body is very likely going to be a 1 series. So people with a 5D3 budget, will still be using a 5D3. A future 5D4, probably will still be lower in pixel count than the D800. The overall performance gap, however, will likely be closed.
But high pixel count and performance at "gain settings" under ISO 1000, is mainly only useful for landscape shooters on tripods, or who are shooting in mid day. For those of us who shoot wildlife, or people in available light, Canon is still the clear choice. As for fashion shooters using strobes, a high MP sensor is really more for bragging rights than for practical usage, in my opinion. Who needs a 24x36 inch print of someone's eyelashes? Magazines are roughly 8.5 x 11 inches...