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Jun 25, 2012 16:22 |  #1

When I first saw this list I thought either there is a very narrow set of criteria on which to base the lens "rank" or there is something else going on for there to be so few Canon lenses higher in the ratings.

I'm not real familiar with the Nikon lens lineup, however, I've read quite a lot about some of the 3rd party brands to realize something was wrong. Additionally, this list doesn't seem to follow any of the other sites I have referenced on lens quality.

http://www.dxomark.com …enses/Camera-Lens-Ratings (external link)

Then I saw the text below and believe there is likely more than one thing going on with these "ratings".

DxO Labs provides an image quality evaluation solution called DxO Analyzer for such manufacturers and organizations as NASA, HTC, Nikon, Kodak, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, etc.

Don't get me wrong, I own the 85mm/1.8 and it is a fantastic bang for your buck lens. But the 2nd best lens in Canon's lineup? -Hardly.

Edited to add: I really hope I'm just reading the list incorrectly, otherwise this list isn't worth the bandwidth it took to get to my computer.




  
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Jun 25, 2012 16:43 |  #2

HKGuns wrote in post #14630400 (external link)
When I first saw this list I thought either there is a very narrow set of criteria on which to base the lens "rank" or there is something else going on for there to be so few Canon lenses higher in the ratings.

I'm not real familiar with the Nikon lens lineup, however, I've read quite a lot about some of the 3rd party brands to realize something was wrong. Additionally, this list doesn't seem to follow any of the other sites I have referenced on lens quality.

http://www.dxomark.com …enses/Camera-Lens-Ratings (external link)

Then I saw the text below and believe there is likely more than one thing going on with these "ratings".


Don't get me wrong, I own the 85mm/1.8 and it is a fantastic bang for your buck lens. But the 2nd best lens i Canon's lineup? -Hardly.

Edited to add: I really hope I'm just reading the list incorrectly, otherwise this list isn't worth the bandwidth it took to get to my computer.

I'm selling my 24-70 and buying a 85 1.8 now!


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Jun 25, 2012 17:15 |  #3

Don't do it....I own both and you're better off with the 24-70..... :)




  
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Jun 25, 2012 17:17 |  #4

HKGuns wrote in post #14630631 (external link)
Don't do it....I own both and you're better off with the 24-70..... :)

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Jun 25, 2012 17:27 |  #5

A little beholden to Nikon due to the fact they do business with them?

Naaaaaahhhhhhhh


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Jun 25, 2012 17:30 |  #6

You should see my excel file showing how they rated all the lenses (resolution)... I have almost NO credibility to DXOmark... Yet people swoon over them, I don't get it. Check out this...

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Jun 25, 2012 17:32 |  #7

wow 70-300 is rated higher then the 70-200 II?


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Jun 25, 2012 17:34 |  #8

Yes... According to DXO mark, resolution wise.

Look at the 300 II... How far down on the list.


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Jun 25, 2012 17:40 |  #9

Invertalon wrote in post #14630678 (external link)
Yes... According to DXO mark, resolution wise.

Look at the 300 II... How far down on the list.

Yes below the universal acclaimed Canon 75-300mm f5-5.6 III ;)


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Jun 25, 2012 17:41 |  #10

*facepalm* :p :D


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Jun 25, 2012 17:42 |  #11

what a wonky list


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Jun 25, 2012 17:47 |  #12

Here are some comments from a dual user about dxo.

http://www.ronmartblog​.com …800-vs-canon-5d-mark.html (external link)


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Jun 25, 2012 17:48 |  #13

DxO does a lot of work gathering a lot of information.... and the results either don't make sense, or are applied in the least sensible way possible when developing their lens and camera ratings. It is really quite sad.


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Jun 25, 2012 17:53 |  #14

DxO is the Ken Rockwell of measurebating.


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Jun 25, 2012 17:54 as a reply to  @ OneJZsupra's post |  #15

Great chart!?!

Ok, based on the chart I'll trade straight up my 70-200mm f/2.8 MK1 for their 300mm f/2.8 MKII. Remember mine has more resolution per the chart.

Any takers? Anyone? Dang!


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