mm... i always thought that digital cam photos with USM will give ppl kind of "fake" feeling, it's not saying that the pic is not nice, it just look too perfect and doesn't look "real".Originally posted by imaginary_number
IMHO, USM is almost a must, at least for me. As a matter of fact, by setting the sharpening option in the 602z to normal is already itself a form of USM.
Perhaps you might find this article interesting:
"Sharpening is a fact of life for photographers who output digitally. Both digital cameras and film scanners produce digital images which are subtly (or not!) softer than the optical images they are derived from..."
btw, thanks for the link. i found it's really interesting n useful.