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Old Jun 4, 2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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For people who read tech manuals..

How...Or can I. Set the sharpening "in camera" with the E500?
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I don't think the E-500 has that function - it's not in the menu system.

But it does have an xD card slot.

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....here you go! Those settings are hidden behind 'Picture Mode'
Chapter 6 exposure, image & color
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menu
camera 1
picture mode
.....for each photo mode option (choose one)
settings for contrast
sharpness
saturation

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Excellent Bob. I'd never got past the photo mode for vived. I didn't realize that there was another page.

Got to run out now but I'll try some comparison shots later. I've always considered my kit 40-150 a tad 'soft' even with a tripod. So...we'll see.

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Excellent Bob. I'd never got past the photo mode for vived. I didn't realize that there was another page.

Got to run out now but I'll try some comparison shots later. I've always considered my kit 40-150 a tad 'soft' even with a tripod. So...we'll see.

Thanks ...and thanks to Ted for his expert advice also.....
OK, be a smartass.

I did a search in the pdf of the manual and it didn't show up. Confirming my long-held opinion of Oly manuals...

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Personally I'd laeave the setting at 0 and post process with USM. You can also get Viewer and if you shoot raw play with the sharpening. Just adds noise if you ask me, not very refined at all, which is why I've never used it higher than 0. I'll use it at -2 for high ISO shots as it helps some with the noise that way.

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Personally I'd laeave the setting at 0 and post process with USM. You can also get Viewer and if you shoot raw play with the sharpening. Just adds noise if you ask me, not very refined at all, which is why I've never used it higher than 0. I'll use it at -2 for high ISO shots as it helps some with the noise that way.

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Thanks John, I'm going to give it a try though. I use lightroom (whats USM?) and it dosen't seem to give me what I want.
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USM= unsharp mask. Most people prefer to use it to sharpen photos.

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It has that somewhat unintuitive name because it masks unsharpness thereby making the image sharper.

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