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Karsh Moment Registered since 14th Nov 2009Sat 14-Nov-09 10:30 PM
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".jpg sharpening, NX2"


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I'm new here and new to NX2. On average,how much sharpening do you suggest for general photography for D300, large-fine .jpg files using NX2? (intensity,radius,threshold). No sharpening in-camera. I just need an average point as a reference to experiment from. Thank-you.

  

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ruthiebabe Registered since 01st Nov 2008Sun 15-Nov-09 06:36 AM
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GB
          

Forgive me if I'm wrong but I thought all jpgs were sharpened in camera, have you the fcility to turn that off?

I can't answer your question as such but what I have found useful is The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 by Jason P.Odell in which he gives suggested settings for each Nikon DSLR, however these are for raw files where the sharpening has been turned off.

His book is a downloadable e-book and not expensive, worth every penny in my opinion. There are also videos should you want them.

http://www.luminescentphoto.com/nx2guide.html

hth, Ruth

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neil_jo Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Aug 2007Sun 15-Nov-09 11:40 AM
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Brampton, CA
          

From the e-book for a D300, intensity 50, radius 8, threshold 4.

Regards Neil

  

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ruthiebabe Registered since 01st Nov 2008Sun 15-Nov-09 12:02 PM
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GB
          

But surely that is for an unsharpened NEFF, Neil?

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rbaskin Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2007Sun 15-Nov-09 09:32 PM
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Ridgefield, US
          

Per Jason O'Dell's eBook, if your picture control settings for your jpegs is set to 2, try 20/5/4 as a starting point.

Remember to sharpen at 100% so you can see when you get to a point that you like without getting too 'crunchy'.

Hope this helps.

Ralph in CT.

  

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Aubrey Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Mon 16-Nov-09 09:06 AM
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Limassol, CY
          

I see 50/5/4 for NEF. Where did you see 20/5/4/ for jpg?
Thanks,
Aubrey.

  

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rbaskin Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2007Mon 16-Nov-09 11:47 AM
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Ridgefield, US
          

Page 111 under Advanced Control: Sharpening.

Ralph

  

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Aubrey Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Mon 16-Nov-09 12:01 PM
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Limassol, CY
          

Ralph,
Many thanks. I missed this one. I amusing values specified on p. 260. These assume that one has disabled picture control sharpening.

The one you presented assume that there is sharpening in the camera - which is likely to be the case if shooting JPGs.

I must simply try this one on my NEFs without disabling picture control sharpening.

I should also have another read through Rick's excellent book, it's over a year since I read it.

Aubrey.

  

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Mon 16-Nov-09 12:38 AM
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Kingston, CA
          

>I'm new here and new to NX2.

Welcome to the forum.

The amount of sharpening needed really depends on what you plan to do with the image in the end (archive, small print, large print, email, web page). For example, if you are publishing to the web, sharpening after reducing the image to screen size can be more pleasing. Peter

  

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