Hi, my understanding is that canon ships the 40D with modest settings for sharpening. The max I think is three and it only affects JPEGs. When I download the RAW file and view it, I notice that the sharpening factor in the RAW file is exactly where I had it for the shot on the camera. Example: Set STANDARD to 6 and take a shot witha Standard profile. The RAW will show 5 and I can adjust it up and down during processing.
The fact that I see 5, doesn't imply that the camera did some stuff on its own. It only means that if I opted for a RAW and a JPEG conversion that the 5 would have been used by the camera for the conversion. The RAW is still RAW and I can move it back to 0 to see the real results.
Is this correct?