RE: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Poor borders?
- On 4 May 2007 at 8:02, Mark D. Fink wrote:
> Hi Bjørn,I usually shoot with sharpness at 0 (it goes from -5 to 5), but lowering it will give me
> >I can of course see that the images shot with Sigma/Nikon lenses have
> goog qualities, but
> >the main difference is IMHO in the lack of noise. I was actually quite
> surprised that the
> >N10.5, which have been praised a lot here, showed such an amount of
> soft corners/borders
> >and CA.
> I just had a thought. Maybe the softness you are seeing in the Nikon is
> because sharpening was turned off in the camera. In DSLR's, this is
> usually a highly configurable option. I don't know if digicams have this
> control or not, but if yours is set to sharpen the images in the camera,
> then the Nikon will look softer - initially. Once you apply sharpening
> in PhotoShop, (preferably at the end of the image workflow cycle), then
> you'll really appreciate what this lens can do.
> On my Canon 10D (bordering on ancient...), I shoot with sharpening
> completely off, so the images look quite soft coming out of the camera.
> A little unsharp masking in PhotoShop, and WOW, what a difference.
a little less noise/grain, as well as softer images. Maybe I should do some more tests on
But no matter how I set the sharpness it doesn't affect only the borders/corners/edges,
like on those 5D/10.5 shots. Some of the shots I saw were RAW files though.
I guess that one shouldn't expect ultra sharp corners/borders on a lens that obviously
wasn't designed to be used on a FF, because you need to shave it first to get the full
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