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R-L Deconvolution sharpening in RAW Developer
Leica S2 medium format DSLR

Comparison: Leica S2 vs Nikon D3x Deconvolution Sharpening

Please see the analysis on the previous page for details on shooting setup, lenses, field of view, etc.

This page analyzes the Nikon D3x vs the Leica S2 image sharpness using the RAW Developer 1.8.10 converter from Iridient Digital, in particular using its R-L Deconvolution sharpening.

A center crop at the optimal aperture of f/5.6 is used (only), because the goal here is to assess the peak potential sharpness of the cameras.

Deconvolution sharpening to counteract the anti-aliasing filter

RAW Developer is one of the few RAW converters to offer explicit deconvolution sharpening, capable of counteracting much of the blur created by the anti-aliasing (blur) filter present in the Nikon D3x.

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Processed with Nikon Capture NX2 + Smart Sharpen

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