Totally agree with the posting regarding blowing the "shoot to the right" thing out of the water. I was happy to see that someone else caught that too. Being from the 'old days' too, I also always used 1/3 under-exposed as my 'correct exposure' -- it was just what we did back then (would set your ISO to 125 for 100 speed film, if I recall). So now I've been attending 'digital' seminars and have been hearing about this 'shoot to the right' -- tried it -- and I'm just not happy with the results. I usually throw a few in 'just in case', but for the most part, I prefer 1/3 under-exposed with my Nikon equipment -- maybe it's different with Canon -- but I've always felt Nikon tends to over-expose just a tad.
As for sharpness -- to me, the easiest determination is, if the image doesn't look sharp at 100% in Photoshop, it doesn't make the grade and I would never try to 'recover' it with Unsharp Mask -- it can't be done, IMO.
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