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Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 1D X

How Much Sharpening to Apply

Shown below is the crop, taken at ƒ/8 at ISO 200 on the Canon 1D X using the Canon 50mm f/1.2L. The goal here is to determine the range of sharpening appropriate for Canon 1D X images.

ISO 200 was used as representing no significant difference from ISO 100 and representative of perhaps the most useful all-around ISO (for me at least). Higher ISO values will necessarily have more noise, and somewhat less sharpening might be appropriate.

Sharpening in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)

Only the Amount was varied; the conversion was otherwise as shown below.

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