At work I take pictures of plant diseases with a Nikon D700 installed on a tripod.
My standard setup is: ISO 200 - F9 - 2850 K (as white balance setting), white or black paper as background. As source of light I work with an Elinchrom system.
Generally I take a single shot (no focus stacking to save time…).
Today, I would like to ask for some very general suggestions to improve the sharpness of the RAW images.
Maybe someone knows some unusual trick on this matter.
I am aware there are plenty of experts on this forum
Usually, I work on Windows 10 with RawTherapee and it suffices to activate its basic settings (SharpenEdge, local contrast, SharpenLocal etc) to get some very good results as far as the sharpening is concerned.
To recap: Do you have some special tricks to improve the sharpness of your images?
I am aware it is a very genaral question and there are tons of books on this subject but yet…
Here is the jpeg (very compressed to post here) result of my attempts with RawTherapee:
Here is the pp3 with RawTherapee 5.6 where I have only activated some of its basic sharpening tools:
lucertola_macro.NEF.pp3.tif.out.pp3 (11.8 KB)
Most of all, here is the link to download from Dropbox the Raw file (LIZARD_SHARPENING_TEST.NEF, 9 mb):
Thanks in advance for any suggestion!