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Re: [OM] Is OMZ 50 1.4 (high sn) sharper stopped down than 50 1.2? --Cau

Subject: Re: [OM] Is OMZ 50 1.4 (high sn) sharper stopped down than 50 1.2? --Caution, on topic.
From: DZDub <jdubikins@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 17:58:59 -0500
On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 9:09 AM C.H.Ling <ch_photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thanks for the warm welcome, Mike and Piers. I'm still reading the list
> everyday and wait to see if I can contribute something :-) Topaz Sharpen
> AI is one of the topic as I found it very useful for saving the shake
> shots. Thanks for Moose image samples on the Sharpen AI, it led me to
> purchase the software.
> After playing the software for a few weeks, I found it very good for
> shake and noise reduction but you have to be very careful on the
> artifacts it could create during the process especially in "Motion Blur"
> mode. The software has problem in many areas but it worth the money even
> it only works on certain percentage of the problem images I have, it is
> highly recommended.

Let me say hello as well.  I have missed your posts, and not just the
lovely HK ladies you used to dazzle us with (though I do miss them too).

I have found Motion Blur not to work well, but I've used it lately on many
old film scans, so I'm not sure that counts.  When the AI picks Motion Blur
on a film scan, it makes it actually much worse.  I usually switch it to
the Too Soft setting.  Once in a while Focus works OK.

As Moose frequently reports, DeNoise is very helpful.  It should really be
renamed DeTails (although it does remove digital noise and excessive
graininess).  Sharpen AI often adds very little to an image that has passed
through DeNoise's magic.  That's my experience so far.  Anyway, I agree
with your last statement.

Joel W.
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