thanks for the fast response. i didnt realise they were soft even though someone pointed out before. i didnt sharpen all the photos cos i think they look natural this way. i used a manual camera for more than 10 years n not used to all the post processing.
i m using 350d for the past 1 yr. before that i was using d70 for 6 months. before that i was using konica kd500z. I find the nikon default output oversharpened. i print mostly 4r using my dye-sub printer so it looks ok for me. i sometimes print a4 size using my inkjet printer.