jovo, even in the decimated world of analog photography there are still a lot of people and organizations that could benefit from a good quality study. ... I suppose they didn't want to take the chance and declare not much difference between two of their sponsors. I guess mystique sells issues. [/QUOTE]

The manufacturers of film have already done good quality studies; it's their job! Second guessing them, and reinventing the wheel seems to be an awful waste of time that could otherwise be spent using the film one likes to make interesting photographs. THAT is what it's all about anyway, isn't it? Reminds me of the AA comment about a sharp picture of a fuzzy concept....work on better concepts. It makes more sense to me to learn to 'see'.