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Be careful with sharpening
I love my M43 cameras and I love my Lightroom presets but sometimes they do not work together. As I am used to apply my presets without thinking a lot about them I find out that some of my presets create a strange looking of my photos. On the first look the image is OK.
But if you zoom in you see some kind of strange noise. The preset I applyed to this shot pushed the sharpening slider up to 130.
As I am using my preset most of the time to start my editing, I started to become disappointed with the micro four thirds sensors but I was acepting it and hoping that the E-M1 Mark 2 or a PEN-F could solve this behaviour. But than I had a look on the sharpening slider and reduced the sharpening to 35.
The noise is now nearly gone. OK this snap shot with the E-M10 Mark 2 and the kit lens M.Zuiko 12-50mm @ macro setting (43mm) is in general not the sharpest. But this effect appears to all my pictures if I push the sharpening slider to much!
On the demonstration picture in web size I see no major difference sliding back from 130 to 35, but in 100% the less sharpened picture is more pleasing to my eyes. So be careful with the sharpening tool!
Photonerd, 36 years old, Mirco Four Thirds Shooter.