Is the new Adobe Camera Raw update making the differences in cameras irrelevant?

Sony NEX-5n Voigtlander 12mm lens

With the obvious exception of the Fuji X-Pro 1, the Adobe Camera raw update in Photoshop CS6 is giving me some amazing results. With its one tick chromatic aberration removal and fringing control, the new improved highlight and shadow control sliders and what I'm convinced are tweaked and improved sharpening parameters, I'm able to get optimum results from whatever cameras files I process with it. The above shot was one of a 3 image bracketed sequence and the out of camera jpgs. are shown below.


With its ability to control lens and sensor issues and seemingly perform miracles in terms of dynamic range, it does seem to matter less what camera / lens combination is used. The shot above was very difficult and after taking it I had little confidence that I would be able to get a useable image from it. However as you can see I was wrong.

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