sweet mother of all the gods . . . this is the most confusing situation . . . one thing i am wondering is if people are using the most recent version of DPP. supposedly, canon have this lens correction tool that UNDOES the optical low pass blurring:
The EOS 5D Mark III comes complete with the most advanced version of Digital Photo Professional (DPP) yet – Canon’s free, in-box software enabling high-speed, high quality processing of RAW images. New in DPP v3.11 is Digital Lens Optimizer – a revolutionary new tool designed to drastically improve image resolution.
Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO) precisely imitates lens performance, with a series of complex mathematical functions replicating each stage of the journey of light through the optical path. Using this information DLO can correct a range of typical optical aberrations and loss of resolution caused by a camera’s low pass filter, by applying an inverse function to each shot to take the image nearer to how the scene appears to the naked eye. This creates exceptionally detailed, high-quality images with highly manageable file sizes, providing photographers with maximum image quality and greater flexibility.
this came from the press release posted on northlight-images http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5d3.html
it would be a SLIGHT tedium to have to do this for every image, rather than having the images just come out "singing" (as Philip Bloom put it in his review), but if the end product is fabulous, i wouldn't mind. we all do a certain degree of digital darkroom work. no big deal.
anyway . . . i am really hungry for some detailed reviews on the mark iii and the d800. the fact that nikon lenses can be so hard to get hold of makes me reluctant to go with a d800. but i sure hope to hear more positive, less conflicting news about the mark iii. maybe i'll just go with a mark ii.
BUT, the question stands: are you all using the new software, and specifically its lens correction feature (DLO)? or are we saying that the software is not doing what the press release claimed?