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Can an in-camera Sharpness setting compensate for the Low-Pass filter?

PajamaGuy
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I've been trying to find the unfindable magic key to sharp pics (there seem to be many of them) - and I keep coming back to the thing I can't control; the Low-Pass filter on the Rebels.  I just read Canon guru Rudy Winston's article on the EOS D-SLRs - and would basically like to see what the images would look like without the filter (since I don't shoot a lot of fabrics with fine, repeating patterns).

 

So, my question is, "Can I create a custom Picture Style that would compensate for the loss of detail caused by the low-pass filter, and if so, what settings would I use?"

 

Or, since the sensor's low-pass filter is a constant, could I create an un-sharp mask that would effectively remove the low-pass filter's modifications?

 

Thanks!

PJ
(Grampy)



"Photography is a money-sucking black hole, and I'm approaching the event horizon"
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Wow, I don't know exactly how to take that?  But this "esteemed contributer" is merely trying to help. Smiley Frustrated  Believe it or not, it is up to you.  But the bottom line is the best only comes from RAW.  And with todays technology there is simply no good reason to not use it.

I must have mistakenly assumed you were after the best and sharpest shots you could get.

 

"Their ego-signatures proclaim their segregation form the lowly Rebel owners."

 

Double wow again!  I only recently, after retirement, sold off all my Rebels (Believe it or not.)  I had around 10 of them!

 

"On the other hand, for those "Reputable Contributors" who desire to help us ..."

 

Grumpy Dave, there is a nice feature on this forum that lets you hide people,  for instance an esteemed contributer, if you would rather not see his posts.  Very simple to do and will keep your blood pressure lower.

I am sorry for poking the wrong button.  I hope it didn't cause any lose of sleep. But I stand by it.  The best comes from RAW.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

Oh, and in addition, undenable fact number 273, when you make adjustments to RAW files, you are not actually doing anything to the original file. You are creating a set of instructions for how the JPEG or TIFF should look.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Oh, and in addition, undenable fact number 273, when you make adjustments to RAW files, you are not actually doing anything to the original file. You are creating a set of instructions for how the JPEG or TIFF should look.


Yeah, but so what? The question is whether those instructions can cancel the effect of the low-pass filter without doing more harm than good.

 

What are the first 272 undeniable facts? Are they listed anywhere on-line?

Bob
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