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07-21-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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Sharpness settings for the 645D in Lightroom 3

Hello guys,

I am new to this forum and hope that someone can help me with my questions.
I purchased a 645D around 2 month ago with a couple of lenses (35mm A, 55mm D-FA, 75mm A, 150mm 2.8 FA). I am pretty happy with the camera but still I am trying to figure out which sharpness settings are the best (using Lightroom 3).

I usually use 60-70 sharpness, radius 1.1-1.2, detail around 80 and mask usually 35-45 depending on the subject (portrait or landscape).

Maybe you can post your settings here.


07-24-2011, 05:19 AM   #2
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I never use sharpness in ACR or Lightroom. IF I use it in Photoshop later in the process, my settings depend a bit on the image. An average would be 30-40, 0,5 radius, detail I have to look up again.
07-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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I think it depends on the subject - for a landscape, architectural or still life photo, I generally use Amt 60 / Rad .7 / Detail 70 / Masking 20

If I am going to change the image size, I scale back the Amt and export to PS. Once I have my final image, I then apply the final sharpening.

You can always add more sharpening, you cannot generally subtract it.

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