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Olympus OM-D E-M5

How Much Sharpening to Apply

The goal here is to determine the range of sharpening during RAW conversion that is appropriate for E-M5 RAW (ORF) images.

The image was taken at f/5.6 at ISO 200 on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 using the superlative Olympus Super High Grade 14-35mm f/2 at 20mm.

The base ISO 200 was used, and even at the base ISO, the E-M5 noise levels are significant (rather disappointing in the blue channel), a drawback of a small sensor camera. 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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