Very nicely done. I think it shows pretty well, that the MFDB still has the edge, but it also shows how close 35mm has become. (close =! equal)
Thanks Christopher... you're right, it certainly does show that.
I have this quirky test board I always shoot with everything, and I have shots from MFDBs starting from around 2000. (whoa, remember Y2K? ) I picked up a Canon G9 a few years back and for yuks, shot the board... I'd hold that file up against more than one Y2K vintage MFDB. Seriously. (Oh boy, if my editor reads this he's gonna want me to do a Head-2-Head on THAT one... I better start looking for the files now.)
I was installing a Leaf system into a studio that had an old DCB II, they picked up a Canon 20D and a Leaf 22, I think it was. We again were just goofing around, but we shot the DCB II against the 20D, and the 20D slammed the old "Brick".
I've been of the opinion that, for a few years now, MFDBs have lost ground to the DSLRs, and they have, but the one thing I'm getting from this comparison is they still have a place in the arsenal... the trick is to know just where that place is.