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| p.5 #5 · 5D3, 6D and D600 true RAW (dcraw) comparison |
And then when they update ACR to ideally support the camera in two months all of that hard fought 'real' world comparing you did is tossed in the bucket. Plus same settings for NR and so on don't do the same things for each camera, or even the same camera using different software versions, and it can hard to tell whether it a camera difference or just how they tweaked the software settings, you can try to balance for apparent visible detail, but it can be tricky. WHo want to take so much time and effort trying to sort that all out when a controlled DR test can be done in like 60 seconds? SNR tests are trickier, but those with the right setup and can do them quickly and easily too. WHy waste time on that stuff? Save the real shooting for real shooting.
It's so much easier under controlled conditions and with simple tests like black frame read noise (although a few real world tests to try to see how bothersome banding looks in detailed scenes might not hurt, as tricky as those are to carry out), so may variables, a slight upper haze dims the sun just a trace, etc. hard to keep things consistent
Just a quick comment, probably to multiple posters, so don't take it personally.
The notion that comparisons must somehow neutralize the cameras to some default state makes some logical sense but little photographic sense. No one simply leaves images as they come from the camera - we tweak, adjust, compensate, and so forth to pull our ideal best image out of what the camera captures.
I've always felt that the best real world test would be one in which a photographer takes images from all of the test cameras and then uses a workflow optimized for each camera to produce the...Show more →