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Capture sharpening for D800e


Farmington Hills, US
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Thu 17-May-12 08:49 PM

Following the recommendations of Jason Odell and others, my normal sharpening routine is:

  1. Capture sharpening: In CNX2 I set the in camera sharpening to 0 and then apply USM equally to the whole image. This presumably is to compensate for the softening effect of the anti aliasing filter in the camera.

  2. Creative sharpening: I do this only occasionally. It is applied to selected areas of the image. I may use different sharpening methods or parameters for each of multiple areas.

  3. Output sharpening: This is the final step in my post processing. In includes USM and possibly High Pass. The parameters depend on the output type.

  4. So my question is: If the D800e effectively does not have an anti aliasing filter, should I still be doing step 1? If capture sharpening is still warranted, what should the settings be? I assume the settings for a D800e should be different than for a D800.

Gary in SE Michigan, USA.
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