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    Studio Test Setup

    I don't know if I've told you guys, but I've decided that I'm going to start doing some more formal and in-depth camera testing. I'll try to refrain from giving opinions on what camera people should buy. I want to concentrate on what is quantifiable and what sets cameras apart from each other. Towards the quantifiable end, I've set up this tabletop test. I plan to shoot this basic setup with all cameras that come my way, at all ISO settings. I think this will give us all a pretty trustworthy way to compare the different cameras image quality.

    What do you think?
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    John,

    you know I am not a strong believer in such tests. Add something with lots of detail though.

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    Levis

    A detailed object is a good idea. I was thinking of some denim, too, since it's a good test for moire.

    I know what you mean about the technical tests. But once it's set up it will be really easy to do and people will use it.

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    Lightbulb I think it's a great idea..........

    however, I hope you get a variety of cameras, including less expensive p&s to more expensive DSLR, etc. I don't think I'm the only one who looks for these test before making the final decision. A resource like this would a major factor in deciding which camera is best. At least this is the way I see it. A great idea, and IMO, a great asset to this website. So many people look for these tests and having them right here would be great.

    As for your setup - it looks good to me. All but the alligator. I don't like his color, too dull. Heheh....had to complain about something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    I don't know if I've told you guys, but I've decided that I'm going to start doing some more formal and in-depth camera testing. I'll try to refrain from giving opinions on what camera people should buy. I want to concentrate on what is quantifiable and what sets cameras apart from each other. Towards the quantifiable end, I've set up this tabletop test. I plan to shoot this basic setup with all cameras that come my way, at all ISO settings. I think this will give us all a pretty trustworthy way to compare the different cameras image quality.

    What do you think?

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