06-22-2018 10:40 PM
Dear Wadizzle and Robert,
I think I understand now, but I think I have another question then.
How do these review sites that compare camera bodies or lenses or both make a fair comparison if the output of the camera + lens combination is always altered to some extent by the software displaying the image?
For example if brand X and brand Y cameras are compared and the software used is brand Z and if brand Z software displays one camera brand output better than another what you are comparing is not the cameras only, it is the whole combination.
Am I not understanding this correctly or is this a very convoluted system?
I think you raise a valid point, and it's one of the reasons why reviews that make such comparisons should be treated with a degree of skepticism. A careful reviewer might try to use different editors on a picture he presents, in order to minimize the effect of software on what is ostensibly a hardware comparison.
Let's see if Ernie Biggs weighs in. He/s stayed out of this discussion so far; but of all the regular contributors to this forum, he may be the one most contemptuous of such reviews.
06-24-2018 12:10 PM