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    Jack. Sharpening baseline for D800

    Hi Jack,

    Wonder if you might provide what you feel is a good baseline
    sharpening/noise reduction setting for a landscape image where
    extraction of max fine detail is paramount-assuming base iso
    and shutter speeds faster than 1 sec.

    I'm looking to move from Canon 5D3's to D800's but have to
    move quickly to take advantage of a decent purchase opportunity.

    As well, I'm coming from an Adobe Raw workflow and as such am
    not as well versed in CapOne 7 as I need to be to assist in the decision

    Appreciate anything you've got

    Thanks,
    Mark
    Mark Tomalty Fine Art and Stock Photography

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    Re: Jack. Sharpening baseline for D800

    Hi Mark,

    My basic starting points in C1-7 are as follows:

    D800 ISO 100-400: Sharpening @ 180/0.6/1.0; NR @ 15/35/1; Details @ 35/0; Clarity @ 6; Structure @ -10

    D800E ISO 100-400: Sharpening @ 140/0.6/1.0; NR @ 15/35/1; Details @ 35/0; Clarity @ -4; Structure @ -10

    I feel these give you a very nice, natural image that can take some additional output sharpening based on final medium.

    TIP: Save the above as a style once you get them tweaked to your preference. You can then apply them on import and save a step

    Hope this helps!
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    Re: Jack. Sharpening baseline for D800

    Mine for the D800E vary slightly depending on preference obviously. I actually have backed off my original settings some.

    D800E ISO 100-400: Sharpening @ 140/0.6/1.0; NR @ 25/35/1; Details @ 50/0; Clarity @ 0; Structure @ 0. With People the structure goes up to about -25, clarity -10 and sharpening to about 125. Image dependent
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    Re: Jack. Sharpening baseline for D800

    Thanks very much Jack and Guy
    Will run those settings tomorrow and compare.

    Mark

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