Capture sharpen is really working well but I’ve noticed a dither effect on smooth transitions. It’s most visible when you have a light and a dark area with a “long” gradient between. This happens with out of focus transitions and soft shadows. I’ve previously noticed it in the shadows on faces but these test images try out the oof scenario.
Raw files pp3’s and the crops below can be found at:
dual demosaic amaze-vng is used below but I found only a tiny difference with other demosaicers.
Look carefully at the transition between out of focus petals and the white background. Lower right corner and above the central diagonal stem are good areas to view.
Capture sharpening automatic Contrast threshold
Capture sharpening off
Roughly manually tuned Contrast threshold to get rid of dither.
My guess is that it’s just sharpening the noise. Was surprised to see it act on such a low detail area.