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Old Jan 2, 2010, 1:43 PM   #1
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Default default sharpness in canon 450d

I shoot with a 450D but find the default contrast and sharpness are insufficient regardless of picture style, including Landscape. I have an 18-55IS lens and do not intend to change it. For sharp landscapes and general photography, how high would you risk going with the contrast and sharpness settings without causing problems? Even with landscape, sharpness is set at only 4 out of 10.
Finally, is it better to set the sharpness in-camera than processing it afterwards in DPP or Photoshop Elements, presuming one is shooting jpeg? Does it not really matter?

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Old Jan 2, 2010, 4:10 PM   #2
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the output of dslrs are intentionally softer, less contrasty, and show less saturation than a p&s, or your final output should. it is left this way to give you more latitude in post-processing.

you should adjust these things in post-processing, rather than try to incamera.
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the output of dslrs are intentionally softer, less contrasty, and show less saturation than a p&s, or your final output should. it is left this way to give you more latitude in post-processing.

you should adjust these things in post-processing, rather than try to incamera.
Which is not to say you can't boost things in the camera just that you are not getting the most of the camera if you do so..... thus losing some of the dSLR advantage.
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