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D7100 Adobe Sharpening / Noise Settings

Bass rock

Scotland, UK
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Bass rock Registered since 21st Dec 2007
Sat 27-Jul-13 10:14 AM

First, the mods may want to move this to the Digital Post-Processing forum but, as the question is specific to handling D7100 files, I thought I would try here first.

I have recently bought a D7100 and am still experimenting with processing the RAW NEF files in Photoshop CS6 using the latest (non-cloud) ACR 8.1. Coming from a D700, handling the higher pixel count and the lack of low-pass filter, probably means I need new to use different settings.

My issue is I am finding the D7100 files a bit noisy (compared to the D700). If I try to remove the noise, I also lose some of the sharpness. So I am interested to see what input sharpening and noise reduction settings other people find works for them. Here is what I am using so far:

Sharpening 40
Radius 0.9
Detail 15
Masking 15

Luminance 20
Luminance Detail 40
Luminance Contrast 0
Colour 10
Colour Detail 10

I know there is no one right answer and lots of ways to do sharpening, but thought there may be some guidance on establishing a good starting point in ACR. Any and all suggestions welcome

Bill
North Berwick, Scotland

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