Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/05/31

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Tuesday tuft
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 14:07:23 -0500
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On May 31, 2011, at 1:47 PM, Jim Nichols wrote:

> I think it all depends on the desired presentation of the image.  I use 
> the Oly E-1, which also has a CCD sensor, but also has its own version of 
> the AA filter.  This image was made with the Leica Elmarit-R 60 Macro, and 
> did require some sharpening to get what I wanted.  I think that refusing 
> to use sharpening, just as a matter of Leica pride, can lead to less than 
> optimal images.

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "George Lottermoser" <imagist3 at 

>> <>

I totally agree that one has to post process to achieve the aesthetic 
results desired.
Sharpening is just one of a multitude of post processing decisions.

The image you show appears "over sharpened"
(and very "digital" - including what appear as digital artifacts)
for my taste.

I prefer a more "natural" look.
My 5D files require some degree of sharpening
(which I believe also adds to their digital look).

I definitely do not refuse to use sharpening (for Leica pride or any other 
"silly" reasons).
I always base the decision to use it, and how much, on the effect I seek to 

I showed the above sample simply to illustrate where the DMR file "starts 

George Lottermoser 
george at

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