Why Use a Live Model For Tests?

First off I would like to say thanks to Ethan for a useful test!

I also want to apologize for commenting only when I see what I think is a problem. Having said that I feel compelled to comment on something that I simply can't understand regarding the way this test is done and many of the recent ones I've seen are done.

To wit: Why is there a live model in...

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*********** ** ***** **** ** ** *******-**********, ***** ******* **** efforts,the ***** ** **** *****, and therefore can only hold the eye chart at more or less the same angle, and more or less the same height, and more or less the same orientation. And that's leaving aside differences in the face presented. Taken together although they are all similar, yet in total range, they *** ***** ********.

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**** ***********?Like *** ****** ** ******** ***** on the target, for one. Also pixel arrays, whether sensors or monitors, don't like anything but straight lines. Not just any straight lines either, because to a typical array rendering device, any other geometric primitive other than a straight line from top to bottom or left to right, cannot be represented perfectly by square pixels. Hence the the whole sub-science/art of anti-aliasing.

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*** *********** ****** ** ****** ** **********, *** *** *** ********* **% of *** *********** by just using a calibrated mechanical stand, like the one in the low-light shoot-out. What am I missing?

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*** ** ***** ****** ** *** *** ***** *** *** tests *** ***** ** *** **** **** *** **** ****** in * *****, ** ***** ***** *** ** *********** ** how *** ***** ** ***** ****.

"***** *********** *** *** ******* ** *handful ** ****** that could be significantly ********* if the level or angle ** ******* ********."

** *** **** ******** ********** **** ******, ****** *****.

** *** ************* *** **** ********, **** **** ** ****** using * ***** ** * **** ***** ****... *******, **** it ***** ** *********** ***** ** ****** *****, *****'* ***** harsh ******** **** * ******* ** ****** ** **** ****. When ***'** ********* *** ******* **** **** ***** *********** ** lighting, *** **** ** **** * ** ****. * ******* one ***** *** * *********, *** **** ******* *** ** go ** *** **** ** ****** **** *** **** ** change *** *****... **'* ****** *** *** **** ********* ** simply **** *** ****** ***** ** ***** ** *** ******, than **** *** ***** ** ** **** * ***** ******.

* ***** *** ***** ****/********* **** ** *** ********** ** not *** **** ***************, *** *** *** **** ****** ** my *********** ** ***'* **** **** ***** *****. ***** ****** us **** *** *****...

*** *** ****have *** ***** ***** ****** *** *****? Is it that much more work? Certainly it would make the tests appear less random. But would it make any real difference? Not usually no, but what I am saying is this, when its close and we are trying to decide which camera is 'better', do ** ** ***'* ** *** ** *** *** *** **** ** *** **** *** *******? Maybe its not the only criteria, but arguably the most important criteria. Otherwise what's the eyechart there for? If I'm doing this differently than you are, let me know!

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** ****'* ** *********... ****'* *****?

*'** ***** * ***** ** ***** ** * ****** *** then ****** ** * *****, *** *** ** **** ***** line ****** ** ***** * ********** ** *** ********** *** letter.

****, ******* ** ** *'* ***** *** ** ************* ** your ******* **** ********** ** **** *** **** *** ** your **** ******* ********* **************. **** *** **** *, * or ******* **** ****** *** *** *********, **** ** ****, those ****** **** *** ******** ** ******* *** **** ****, (or ** ***** ** ***** ** *** **** **** ** is ******** ******* ***** ************ *** *******). ** **** ** the ****, **** ** ** *** ******** **** *** ***** has ******* *** ***** ******* *** ******. [**** - * see **** *** ***** ******* **** ** **** ******* ********. I ***** **** ***** ****** **** ****** ** * *** read **** ******* ****** ******* ** ***.]

***, ***** **** ** ****** ********* ** *** ***** ** the **** *** ** *** ******** ******** ******* *** ******* on **** **** ***. ** *** **** ** **** **** all ********* **************, * ***'* *** *** *** ** ***** that. ** ******** ****** ** ** ******* *** * **** to ***** **** * ***'* **** *** ** *** * cameras ************ **** ***** ** ***** ************ **** ***** ** ****.

***** ** **. ****** ***** **** ***** *** ****** ***** to ** *********. ** *** **** *** ** *** **** cameras ********* **************, **** ***** **** ** ****** *********** ** the ******* ******. ** *** **** ****** *** **** ******* angle, **** *** ***'* ****** *** ******* **************. ** ***** any *********** ********* ******* ********, ************ ********* ***** **** ** take ********** **** ****** *** **** ******* *****. *********, ***** is ** *** ** ****** **** *** ******* *** ******* with *** **** ******** **********.

**** ** **. ******'* ***** *** ** *** **** ** have *** ******* **** *** **** ***** ** *** **** time ** *** **** * *** ** **** **** ** eliminate **** ** *** **** ********. *** *** ******* *** slight ****** ** *** ***** ******* ****** ** ** **** the ****** ****** ********* *** *** ***** ** *** **** time **** ** *** ***** *** ******** ** *** **** time. **. ***** - *** *** **** ********* ****** ** physics **** **** **** ** ***** **** **** *** ********* variances ** ******* ** ****** ******* - ********** **** ************ to * **** ******** *****.

"*** *** ******* *** ****** ****** ** *** ***** ******* images ** ** **** *** ****** ****** ********* *** *** taken ** *** **** **** **** ** *** ***** *** recorded ** *** **** ****."

**, *** '****** ******' *** *** ** *** ******* ***** placed **** ** **** ***** ** * *** *** ********* having **** ** ******** ********* ****** ** ********.

* ***** ** *** ******* **** ** ******* *** ******** difference ** ***** ******* *** ** ***** ******* *** ** test **** ***** ** ******.

"**** ** ***** **** **** *** ********* ********* ** ******* do ****** *******"

* ***'* ******* **** ** ***. ** ***** *** **** there ************** ** ** *********. ** ** *** ******** ******** *** of *** *********. *** **** ** ****** ***** ********** ** focus **, ******** *****, ** *** **** *** *** **** the ***** **********, *** ****** ********* ****** ** ***** ********** that *** *** *** **** ** ********. ***** ** ** way ****** **. ** *** **** ***** **********, *** *********** was ***** ****** *** ******* ******** *** **** ** *** test. ** **** ****, ** ** **** ********* ** ******** variances ** ******** **********. **** **** **** ** ********* *** cameras **************, ******* *** **** **** *******. **** **** ***** done, ** **** ** ******** **** ***** **** ** ****** differences ** *** ***** ** ********* *** **** ****** ** the **** ***.

**** ***** ************* ** *** ****, ******** *** ***** ** the *******, **** ** ******* **** - *** ***** *** model ****** ********* *****.

"*** *** * **** ***** *** *****?"

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