Canon 7D noise at ISO 100

Started Dec 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Richard Veteran Member • Posts: 4,858
You are correct.

Jerry-astro wrote:

ultimitsu wrote:

smoothing out the noise after sharpening is just a necessary and normal step in raw editiing, with some cameras you do not have to do so much and with 7D you have to do it a lot more often, it is just a fact of life.

Last I heard, sharpening was supposed to be the last step in PP, definitely not to be done prior to NR. I've always reduced noise first, then sharpened as a final step. Can you explain why doing it afterwards might provide better results? I would think that prior sharpening would simply make noise worse, thus requiring more severe NR than otherwise would be required... resulting in more loss of detail.

This is the standard practice and if you do experimentation for yourself you will find it to be a good practice.

I have used sharpening in several raw editors, they all seem to add this grain look like the OP had. That has been my experience, to avoid it, I don't sharpen in raw.

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