bsmotril wrote in post #14786913
DPP changes the default values automatically. I have found the same to be true when using LR4.1 for RAW conversions. The 5D looked good with 25-30, and 5D3 I have works better with 35-45. I also typically turn up the masking do around 85 to get mainly edge sharpening and set the radius to 1.1.
My typical capture sharpen values in ACR are: Amount = 40 - 50, Radius = 0.7, Detail = 15 - 20, and Masking = 25 - 50. Anything above about 60 on the amount start to very noticeably show artifacts (crunchiness). I Keep the radius value small since this is capture sharpening only and not sharpening for effect. Edge halos are likely to become too evident if the radius is greater than about 1.2. The Detail and Masking functions work together -- detail emphasizes edges, but creates global noise in the process (noise tends to increase rapidly for values over about 25) while masking restricts where the detail sharpening is applied. For those who may not know, you get a much better idea of what is going on when applying sharpening if you hold down the ALT (Option) key while adjusting these sliders. This should be done at 100% or greater magnification. I have used these guidelines for capture sharpening on images from several Canon and Nikon models.
Capture sharpening is not the place to try to compensate for missed focus. The best compensation for missed focus is making the image smaller.