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Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses [ from the Forums ]

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Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses [ from the Forums ]

Posted by: Steve_7HC on Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:06   (8329 Reads)
 
Article originally posted by Steve_7HC on Saturday, August 08, 2015 (11:01:21) as a forum post - promoted by layingback
 
 
If you use the Lightroom sharpen presets, you will have noted that on the 'landscape' version, masking is set to '0'. Martin Evening's books only skirt over this (more space to images than text) and as a result I've never done anything with this slider, leaving it at '0'. However, after latching onto a thread in the Flickr Lightroom group, I've been educated a bit more on this and come up with starting values for my most recently used lenses. As follows:

LensMask value
DA 10-17mm75
DA 16-45mm75
DA 18-55mm75
DA 18-135mm75

LensMask value
DA* 16-50mm75
DA* 50-135mm85
DA* 60-250mm85

LensMask value
D-FA 50mm65
D-FA 100mm75
D-FA 150-450mm85

LensMask valuefor slides
FA 31mm Ltd8575
FA 43mm Ltd8575
FA 77mm Ltd8575

Lensfor slidesfor mono
FA 24-90mm70 (+/- 5)85
FA 28-105mm70 (+/- 5)85

LensMask value
Sigma 8-16mm65

These seem to be almost universal - I check most using by moving the slider whilst the Alt key is depressed and make little or no further adjustments. Been applied with images taken with my K3, K5, K5II, K5IIs, K7, K20D and K10D.

It makes a small but imperceptible difference at the time you make the adjustment but when it is viewed on screen after uploading to the likes of Flickr, it makes the image sharper, so worth the effort.


Steve

(updated 27/04/16 with additions lenses added)
 
 
 
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Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses   -   Leave a Comment
Re: Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses That's a setting I've ignored until now Steve, I'll have to experiment with it. Thanks for the tip.
Re: Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses Are we talking about sharpening masking?
Re: Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses   -   See entire comment We are Gareth - if you use the sharpen presets that come with Lightroom, the portrait one has masking set at '60' whereas the landscape version has it ...  more
Re: Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses Never knew there was sharpening / masking presets, I do all mine individually by zooming in!
Re: Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses   -   See entire comment Depends on the volume you are loading at any given time I guess. I came back with 2800 raw images from Peru, so doing a bulk import with landscape sh ...  more
Re: Lightroom - Masking values for Pentax lenses FYI, Steve has updated this article with mask values for additional lenses and usages. - lb
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