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  • Thank you.

    I'm trying out some new NR software and re-visiting some older pics. This ANZ B777 after sunset had always been marginal (ISO3200) - would it make the cut now?

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    • Originally posted by steveworner View Post
      Thank you.

      I'm trying out some new NR software and re-visiting some older pics. This ANZ B777 after sunset had always been marginal (ISO3200) - would it make the cut now?

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      There's a bit of noise visible in the clouds, but wouldn't be a big issue for me.

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      • Thank you.

        Can I get feedback on this QF A330 please?

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        • Originally posted by steveworner View Post
          Thank you.

          Can I get feedback on this QF A330 please?

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          A bit of vignetting visible, but otherwise looks good to me.

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          • Can I get your thoughts on vignetting in general?

            I've had some rejections lately and while vignetting has been hard to detect in the image, viewing it in the 'check for dust' mode in the queue really amplifies it - the A230 I've attached here for example.

            I was until recently using a Nikon 80-200 f2.8 on a DX body, so vignetting wasn't going to be an issue. Moving to full frame has introduced vignetting issues.

            Is it worth trying to 'fix in post'?
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            • Originally posted by steveworner View Post
              Can I get your thoughts on vignetting in general?

              I've had some rejections lately and while vignetting has been hard to detect in the image, viewing it in the 'check for dust' mode in the queue really amplifies it - the A230 I've attached here for example.

              I was until recently using a Nikon 80-200 f2.8 on a DX body, so vignetting wasn't going to be an issue. Moving to full frame has introduced vignetting issues.

              Is it worth trying to 'fix in post'?
              Vignetting will certainly show up more with full frame since you're using the whole of the lens, not just the center. Stopping down is the easiest way to prevent it, but if trying to correct it in post be very careful with images that have a blue sky background since unless it's done perfectly, the correction can look worse than the original.

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              • Thank you.

                Can I get feedback on this Scoot B787 please?

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                • Originally posted by steveworner View Post
                  Thank you.

                  Can I get feedback on this Scoot B787 please?
                  Soft, borderline contrast.

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                  • Thank you.

                    I was looking at a YouTube video on sharpening in Lightroom (there's dozens of videos, every one with a different technique) and the presenter suggested cranking 'amount' up to around 90 (maximum is 150), 'radius' to the minimum of 0.5 and 'detail' all the way up to 100 (the Lightroom default is 25).

                    IIRC you're not a Lightroom user, but how does this image look from a sharpening point of view?

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                    • Originally posted by steveworner View Post
                      Thank you.

                      I was looking at a YouTube video on sharpening in Lightroom (there's dozens of videos, every one with a different technique) and the presenter suggested cranking 'amount' up to around 90 (maximum is 150), 'radius' to the minimum of 0.5 and 'detail' all the way up to 100 (the Lightroom default is 25).

                      IIRC you're not a Lightroom user, but how does this image look from a sharpening point of view?
                      Looks a bit blurry and borderline oversharpened.

                      The thing with sharpening is that each image is not the same sharpness to start with, so applying the same sharpening across the board is kind of pointless, and can even be counter-productive. As a comparison, you're not going to crop every image the exact same number of pixels since the aircraft will fill the frame to different amounts in each one; instead, you'll take a look at each image individually to determine how much you need to do.

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                      • Thank you: yes, of course 'sharpening by numbers' is never going to work. Can I get feedback on this ANZ B787?

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                        • Originally posted by steveworner View Post
                          Thank you: yes, of course 'sharpening by numbers' is never going to work. Can I get feedback on this ANZ B787?

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                          Oversharpened. Maybe if you uploaded at a lower resolution you might find better results.

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                          • Thank you - how does this A320 look at 1600px?

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                            • Originally posted by steveworner View Post
                              Thank you - how does this A320 look at 1600px?
                              Overprocessed and dirty.

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