Dan, Sharpness is one of the elements that make up the "Picture Control". Which one are you using? Look up "Picture Control" in your user's manual and it will provide the details on how to change the sharpness setting.
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"Picture Control" is in the shooting menu. The sharpness of 3 is low, should probably set at 5 or 6. If your using Nikon View nx2 or Nikon capture nx2 then the image that comes up will be what is set up in your cameras "Picture Control" whether you shoot raw or jpg. Moose Peterson recommends 5, I have mine set at 6.
Since I use Adobe and raw it has no effect, so I up mine all the way to +9. This gives the in-focus part of the image kind of an edge that makes it more easily visible when chimping. At wide apertures you can more easily tell if you nailed the focus.
Obviously not the thing to do shooting jpg or using Nikon software.
> >Thanks for the help, everyone. > >I shoot in RAW + JPEG (fine). I process from the RAW image. > >I use Lightroom 5. I was not aware, that this setting was even >in there. I did not set it. If it only affects the LCD, I >guess there is not much point in worrying about it.
While the raw image is not affected the JPG is, it's not just the LCD if you use that JPG.