Did you do the sharpening in post processing or in the camera?
The oversharpening artifacts are more apparent because of the high contrast. The blur helped with the artifacts, but it didn't eliminate them.
The first is a crop from the first, and the second is a crop from your blurred second.
- The lens is the thing.
- 'Full Frame' is the new 'Medium Format'.
- "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot.