NEF and Lightroom - Why the images look terrible

Started May 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
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leot Regular Member • Posts: 216
Re: In conclusion

NikonGuyChicago wrote:

Thank you for the info.

So, is there a point in getting an expensive lens that is very sharp, if the Lighroom does not display it as sharp as it should look? The NEF should be sharp, but it’s not when imported into Lighroom.

So, does it mean I should be using SHARPENING feature in Lighroom? So, maybe I should get a not so sharp lens and use the program to enhance it.

At this point, you need to find out how sharpening works - and that you cannot add sharpening to an image from a unsharp lens.

Also know that the final image sharpening is added during the LR output stage.

I shoot various cameras, import into LR, process and have a number of presets (more than 30) that I can use to output for printing various sizes on matt or gloss paper, posting to my pbase account, viewing in various sizes with an without borders.

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