I want to tell you guys my workflow and ask if I should do anything different, or if you do anything different, to get the best results.In camera:
I shoot raw (5D3 if matters),
Auto light optimizer: OFF
Picture Style: Neutral
Long noise reduction: OFF
High ISO speed NR on MaximumIn Lightroom (CS5):
At import every LR is by default.
If needed I play a bit with Histogram, WB and other basic settings.
Depending on the pictures sometimes I change a lot the Tone Curves and ColorsNow here it comes what I am interested in.
Where and when should I do the sharpening/ noise reduction?
Usually I do it in LR and I put Sharpening to 30-40 and NR if needed even until 60, I change the detail and contrast.
Lens correction if needed. and in the end of course I change the Picture Style
And export in maximum quality jpeg.
If I still edit it in PS should I export it in other format?In Photoshop (CS6):
If its a portrait I correct some skin issues and maybe I correct the colors even more and in the end Unsharp Mask; Amount: 30%; Radius: 2; Threshold:1, and export it.
Should I dont bother with sharpening in LR?
My biggest issue is that I have the same gear as for example these guys and no matter what I do I dont get the same results on the same settings:http://www.canonrumors.com/reviews/review-canon-ef-17-40mm-f4l/
In the first picture for example (I know he used lighting) but I dont have the same clear noise free sharpness.
Is there other things I should do for better results?