Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/31

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Subject: [Leica] OT: D3x vs. 'Blad CFV 16MP full sized samples
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:38:24 -0400

Mark E. Davison used to tell us on the LUG way way back about the dangers of
over sharpening  and sharpening to size at the very end but I don't feel
like I can see the image at all without a little sharpening so I do what
Tina does; I sharpen at least a little bit right off.

I don't think I can even see if the image at the back of my cameras are
sharp unless I have sharpening built in and not a small amount. So I do
that. But I think its RAW so there's no harm done.

Mark William Rabiner

> From: Thein Onn Ming <mingthein at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 10:10:23 +0800
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: D3x vs. 'Blad CFV 16MP full sized samples
> If you sharpen gently, how would they know? It could be the raw
> converter. Seems odd.
> On May 31, 2009, at 11:57 PM, Tina Manley wrote:
>> At 06:35 PM 5/30/2009, you wrote:
>>> Software sharpening is simply NOT AN OPTIONAL PART of the traditional
>>> digital workflow. You don't go "gee I sharpened this one!"
>>> You leave it out you just don't have a picture.
>>> It cuts all the phlegm away showing what's underneath.
>>> Mark William Rabiner
>> Except that most stock agencies allow absolutely no sharpening of
>> any kind.  There is no telling what the final usage of the photo
>> will be so any sharpening is supposed to be left up to the buyer.
>> I had many Canon files rejected for being "soft and lacking
>> detail".  I've never had an M8 file rejected for any reason.
>> Tina
>> Tina Manley
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