The thing is are you going to sit in your house and shoot lens tests and worry if someone else has a sharper lens then you or are you going to get out and shoot some pictures?
I see where you are coming from . You think that having a sharp lens is all about keeping up with the Jones'. Let me put you straight. I'm not the slightest bit worried that someone else might have a sharper lens than I have. But I am
concerned (not worried, however) that I make the appropriate and best choice from my own collection of lenses for the particular shot that I'm making at any given moment, and to make this choice I need to know the performance of my lenses, the performance of my zooms at different focal lengths and apertures and the performance of my longest lens in relation to the 5D and 20D, just in case I find myself in a situation where I need a longer lens than I own for a particular shot, a not uncommon situation.
As for sitting in my house taking test shots as opposed to getting out and shooting pictures in the field, you are way off the mark. During the past 5 years or so that I've been using digital cameras, I've taken around 30,000 shots in total, around Australia, in Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Of those 30,000 shots, fewer than 1,000 would have been taken for the purpose of lens comparisons.
The whole reason I signed up on this forum is the proprietor seems to be one of the sole people on the internet NOT espousing a measurbator stance on photography.
I can't help wondering, Ben, (if that's your name) if you have ever read any of the proprietor's reviews on equipment and software. If you had, you would find a lot of detailed comparisons of lenses showing magnified crops of brick walls to demonstrate the superior resolving power of one lens compared with another.
The term 'measurbator' is a derogatory term that I find is usually used by people who are technologically illiterate. The only way you can get away from measuring in photography is to shoot in fully automatic mode and hand your flash card to a lab or retail shop for processing.
I don't put much stock in internet lens tests from people who are essentially anonymous.
So what exactly does BenInMa stand for?