No, I didn't cheat, there is seriously no fun in cheating. There were a few where I had really no idea and had to guess. It will be interesting to see the results to see if what I got correct was based on what I thought, or if I got lucky.
You are very well mannered about all of this, I will give you that. Even in the face of people getting upset with it. You dodged my questions though about if you think you could see the differences in out of the camera images?
I didn't intentionally dodge anything, just missed a few bits here and there.
The question of noticing differences out of camera is interesting, and obviously the backbone of my post in the other thread, which started this, was that we do so much post processing virtually all intrinsic lens characteristics are masked, and almost all of us do some post processing.
I was watching a Joel Grimes video the other day and he doesn't care what lens or even camera he uses, he will mix Pentax 645D and Canon 5D MkIII files shot with a variety of lenses for his composites, mostly the 24-70 f2.8 MkII always at f7.1 and the 24 TS-E with the Canon, and he is a sharpness freak. But he gets all the images to have the same colour and contrast characteristics. Whether we like it or not it is predominately our post handling of the captured images that makes the image, even a simple crop can change an f1.4 shot to an f1.2 shot!
Do I think I could tell the differences in ooc images? Like most of you, sometimes yes but most times no, I certainly profess no special powers! I found with the EF50 1.2L that there was a very
narrow window of usability where it shone, and if you shoot predominantly in that window then the lens is very good. But a scalpel is no good if you are cutting bread, and most of us cut bread a lot more often than we perform operations, to most of us a scalpel is dead weight and of no practical use, however a good surgeon can perform most operations with a bread knife.
I know which images were shot with which lens, and I have slightly bigger copies of them, but even I, with a relatively keen eye and experience of all the lenses used and literally thousands of 50 f1.4 images, don't believe some of them.