...aaaaand as expected, this thread has descended into griping and/or derision by the troll population.
I've been getting consistently good results (far more consistently than with the mkii) but the softness is something we have to learn to work through. Rather than spend time and effort b*tching about this or that; why not collectively work toward getting the best possible results? More hands make for lighter work, right? I was really hoping to have a positive, constructive dialogue about how various people are (successfully) dealing with this particular characteristic. It's understandable that some people are underwhelmed by Canon's latest offering, and you've all made your points known. I'd prefer, if possible, that this thread be kept to constructive discourse.
If you don't have anything to contribute
, please find somewhere else to air out your grievances. There are countless other threads that you can visit to spray your vitriol.
As an aside, I recall the first time I saw RAW footage out of the RED. It looked horrible
; soft (heroically soft, in fact) and flat and noisy. But after post-production, it was quite stunning. Bottom line, this "issue" isn't
unsolvable. We've got plenty of tools with which we can work through pretty much anything.
Jeff Schewe does a pretty good job explaining sharpening here: http://www.pixelgenius.com/tips/schewe-sharpening.pdf