Now that is ridiculous .... are you telling that moving sharpness sliders is of no help for the 5D3 files?
The default settings are what they are, default. Every camera needs different sharpening + it is also dependant what is on the scene and what is your own perception of sharpness.
At least for my 5D2 LR shines, I also had no problems with available 5D3 RAW files.
Because we all felt the 1dx sample shown from the original post were really soft! So we jumped to the spftness issue from the 5dmkiii issue that was discussed before which were mostly driven by the dpp software.
...and apparently, soft RAW conversions is also an issue with LR.
Bang on! I would never have doubted that LR was giving bad result and had very naively concluded that something was wrong with the camera somehow. It will teach me that just because LR support a camera RAW file, it does not mean it actually do it well!
LR4 gives me great result with the mkii (tried comparing it to dpp again last night for the mkii) but for the mkiii it is a totally different story. The only sad thing in this (for me at least) is that i hate the workflow in dpp, i dont find you can do as much as with LR, and I also find dpp sucks big time at NR...
This has nothing to do with default settings. LR 4 also gives me perfect result with my mkii. With the mkiii however is simply does not work that well. There is a softness compared to the mkii file that is there on all shots, while it is more apparent in some then others. It is only by comparing into the new version of dpp that you realize how much sharper the mkiii really are. Again moving the sharpness scale is not what is solving the issue here. In lightroom there is no way i can make some of those shots sharp unless i open them in dpp. Adobe simply need to update their raw converter. If you have some mkiii raw file i invite you to try it for yourself. The change are not even suttle!
1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II : D800, D4, 24 1.4G, 35 1.4G, 50 1.4G, 85 1.4G, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 VR II