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Old Dec 2, 2013, 8:35 AM   #1
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Curious to what sharpness level you folks set in your camera parameters for sharpness. I realize that for RAW it makes no difference but I mainly shoot jpeg unless it's a special event which is rare around these parts of the woods.
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Hi James: Depends on the subjects, but as a general rule I usually have sharpness set to +1 and contrast to -1, gradation to Auto, white balance to Auto, S-AF+MF for focus type, with single point center spot, and center weighted or spot metering. And for moving objects like birds I set the camera to Shutter Preference.
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Thanks Steve. Mine is set the same except my contrast is 0 and I use a larger focusing area since most of my subjects are larger than birds.
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Thanks Steve. Mine is set the same except my contrast is 0 and I use a larger focusing area since most of my subjects are larger than birds.
Sounds good, the beauty of the E-3 is the many, many, options that we can play around with and experiment. I've had the camera a couple of years and I'm still not familiar with all the many variation options in all the settings.

I dial back the contrast because of the many bright white birds that usually wind up in my viewfinder. White birds under the bright Florida sun easily wash out. The reason that I changed to single point settings for my nature shots is that the birds I normally shoot are large, and if I use the larger focusing area, it would tend to pick up the wing or body for focus. I like to try to use the only the eye of the bird for the focus point.
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Makes sense to me Steve.
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