Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to MarkPek)
Sharpening is, as far as I can tell, a complex topic. There are three categories of sharpening that are best considered separately: Input sharpening, output sharpening, and aesthetic sharpening. Input sharpening refers to the sharpening needed to make a raw file rationally usable during development. Output sharpening refers to the sharpening needed to make an image file with the highest acutance based on the developed image. Aesthetic sharpening is the sharpening used on the output image file for aesthetic reasons.
Input sharpening is handled, if I remember correctly, by the raw fine-tuning brick. Output sharpening can be handled by the sharpening brick, or when printing. Aesthetic sharpening is usually done with the sharpening brush.
I suggest checking the raw fine tuning settings, and your output settings, before drawing any conclusions about the comparative sharpening. Remember, too, at all the camera manufacturers stir in a little bit of secret sauce, whenever they can.
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