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    I still like my stuff

    OK... this was sharpened about three times in Photoshop and it may be over-sharpened. I am not certain but a sharp lens seems to take over-sharpening very well.

    I still like my stuff

    And I think it has POP! D7100, 50mm Sigma Art, f/1.8, 1/2000s, ISO: 100

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    Re: I still like my stuff

    And I think it has POP!
    I was reading a tutorial on 3 step sharpening the other night...I'd like to share this with you...

    http://www.espacephotos.com/photonet...harpen_eng.pdf

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    Re: I still like my stuff

    Yes that is a very good article, thank you.

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    Re: I still like my stuff

    Nice.

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    As is the case with almost every image posted to this forum, the posted image is not at all sharp.

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    Re: I still like my stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Lundberg View Post
    As is the case with almost every image posted to this forum, the posted image is not at all sharp.
    What's that meant to mean? Perhaps you'd like to explain, Richard.

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    Tinypix softens everything, as you know perfectly well.

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    Re: I still like my stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Lundberg View Post
    Tinypix softens everything, as you know perfectly well.
    I think that's something different than implying poor processing skills on the part of those posting images, which is what I and I'm sure many others, took from your comment. Having looked at the above image at maximum size in the Lightbox, I would also suggest that there is nothing wrong with the sharpness. There is an issue we can discuss as to whether Ed should have gone for more of it in focus by using a smaller aperture, but that is another matter altogether.
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    Re: I still like my stuff

    Izzie,

    interesting article, thanks for the link. The basic thought appears to me that you should sharpen according to output size, and not in ACR but consecutively at later stages. Regarding sharpening in ACR, I see no problem with this when developing a low ISO file. With higher ISO values, it is true, noise is increased, but this can be counteracted to some degree in many cases.

    Also, I still see very much a value in using the unsharp mask or highpass filter - depending on the image, of course.

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    Re: I still like my stuff

    The thing I love about photography is that there seems to be infinite room for exploration, experimentation and learning. I get excited by photographs that I see others have done or that I have done myself because they either affirm some small step or reveal areas for future discovery. Our equipment and our experience change over time reaching for but never quite obtaining perfection. For the best I believe lest we become lesser gods and worship ourselves.

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    Re: I still like my stuff

    Anyway, I love my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens. Here is a flower and bee where I was three feet away but the lens is so sharp and the sharpening process so forgiving that you may have believed a macro lens was used instead of a close cropping. And only 137 kilobytes!

    I still like my stuff

    1/400s, f/4, ISO: 100.
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