Which target for which test?

The following table is a suggestion of the recommended targets for the usual tests:

TEST TARGET TYPE
Alignment Pinhole target
FOV Rectangular/square target
Distortion Grid of holes
LSF/MTF Knife edge or half-moon or thin slit
MDTD Holes
MRTD 4-bar target
TOD Triangle

   

Noise tests usually do not require any target.