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    Capture NX-D users: what's your take on unsharp mask settings?

    Capture NX-D users: what's your take on unsharp mask settings?
    I primarily use it as a RAW converter and 'tweaker' and often export in TIFF and use Zoner Photo Studio to add additional effects - though the JPG exports out of NX-D often 'hit the spot' for my purposes without any further adjustment required. The fact that NX-D can maintain the camera's (D7200) picture control settings is a big advantage for me.

    With that said... what are people's thoughts on sharpening in NX-D with the Unsharp Mask? I'm convinced it's some sort of 'dark art' that falls just short of voodoo. I was for a long time using applying high 'intensity' settings (approx 50) and low radius and threshold settings (less than 5) but of late I'm finding 10/1/1 gives good results - the picture of the Jag below was set at 10/1/1.

    It's a subjective thing of course, but I'm keen to hear your own takes on this.

    Capture NX-D users: what's your take on unsharp mask settings?-jaguar-10-1-1.jpg


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    Re: Capture NX-D users: what's your take on unsharp mask settings?

    Cant answer for NX but find unsharp mask in photoshop is often a case of less is more.
    Mike

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7239177@N07/

    Panasonic G9,G80, 12-60, 60mm macro, 100-400

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes










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    Re: Capture NX-D users: what's your take on unsharp mask settings?

    That's the impression I'm getting. Up until now I think I'd been trying to achieve sharpness through image adjustment when the image was already sharp the moment it hit the sensor.
    Nikon D7200
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 G
    Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4 E
    Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
    Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 D
    Nikon D700 Speedlight
    Nikon D600 Speedlight

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    Re: Capture NX-D users: what's your take on unsharp mask settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in Oz View Post
    That's the impression I'm getting. Up until now I think I'd been trying to achieve sharpness through image adjustment when the image was already sharp the moment it hit the sensor.
    I keep hearing about micro contrast being more important but cant get my head round what it is and how you do it.
    Mike

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7239177@N07/

    Panasonic G9,G80, 12-60, 60mm macro, 100-400

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes














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