I'm glad Fred got the stuff posted, saves me some time.
NOW will some of you have a little more confidence in some of the numbers published and those silly-looking tests shots with the lens caps on and pushed in post or other methods we may use?..
These simple tests can demonstrate a lot of what goes on at the dark end of the DR range so very easily.
It's been interested to watch the progression of this thread.
Congrats to LTRLI for hitting the DR nail on the head so early and not losing patience in defending his position.
Congrats to those of you who now see and understand what some of us have been going on about for so long. Canon's engineering is not keeping up with its marketing when a $600 consumer grade Nikon can even kick the low ISO pants off a midrange Canon costing nearly 6x as much.
5D3's a much improved, low-light kind of machine.
But it don't do stink for what I need.
The next scrap's gonna be that 24MP, 12-bit little nugget they just announced yesterday. D3200.
I'm REALLY looking forward to how it will perform as it's likely foreshadowing (ooh, good pun) the abilities of a D7100 or D400.
BTW; I now have about 10 Nikon/Nikkor lenses.