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  1. #1
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    Are my eyes decieving me?

    Do Nikon and Canon process the pictures differently in camera in regards to sharpness? Looking back at some pictures I took with a Canon XTI with the kit lens, the photos seem slightly sharper than my current D5000, even with either the 35mm f1.8 or the 55-200mm. I am not sure if my eyes are decieving me or if Nikon cameras tend to soften up images more than Canon.

    I might be upgrading to a better body and am considering switching to a Canon. Just wanting to verify that I am losing my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myboostedgst View Post
    Do Nikon and Canon process the pictures differently in camera in regards to sharpness?
    Yes.
    In camera settings also have a lot to do with the result so the comparison isn't really fair unless you have both cameras side by side and set them as close as possible to the same settings and then photograph the same scene at the same time.
    What you are seeing may simply be that you had the sharpness settings on the canon turned up higher than you do on the Nikon.

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    There is a sharpness setting on the camera? I had no idea. When I get home I will take a look at the manual and try adjusting it, seeing how I like the results.

    Thanks for the info. You might have just saved me from moving to the dark side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myboostedgst View Post
    You might have just saved me from moving to the dark side.

    You are already on the dark side. Be proud and don't let the Canon fairies get to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    You are already on the dark side. Be proud and don't let the Canon fairies get to you.
    But the white lenses are SO pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myboostedgst View Post
    There is a sharpness setting on the camera?
    It's in the Set Picture Control menu
    The choices are A (automatic) or 0-9. The default is 3 I think.
    Remember that if you crank the sharpening up in camera on jpeg shots you can't do an awful lot to reverse any mistakes in PP. It's easier to make things sharper in PP than the reverse.
    Last edited by K1W1; 09-20-2010 at 04:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    It's in the Set Picture Control menu
    The choices are A (automatic) or 0-9. The default is 3 I think
    Is there a common choice for most people? I assume that it changes with subject. And thanks for the info about PP. I would not have thought of that.
    Last edited by Myboostedgst; 09-20-2010 at 04:34 PM.

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    Oh WHY oh WHY cant Nikon make a 70-200 f4 lens. That would be exactly what I would need.

    Canon is looking better and better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myboostedgst View Post
    Oh WHY oh WHY cant Nikon make a 70-200 f4 lens. That would be exactly what I would need.
    Cause they already have 70-200mm f/2.8?

    And there's many different versions of that, if you can't afford the latest one, you can get the older version or the 80-200mm f/2.8


    Canon is looking better and better.
    Canon does have a lot larger lens selection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teko View Post
    Cause they already have 70-200mm f/2.8?
    That an answer? I'd rather have an f/4 too. Less weight, less cost.
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