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Todd Moon wrote:
I played with that, and didn't notice any difference in the photo I tested it with whether I had it at 100 or 0. I just read that it has to do with low frequency noise, so maybe I should search for an example of that.
After more testing I find that low frequency color noise only appears in very high ISO speeds. Here's a 100% crop at ISO 25600 on a Canon 6D. The first image is 0 Smoothness, and the second is 100 Smoothness. The default of 50 is nearly indiscernible from 100.
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Todd, I have to agree so far. I don't find much use for deviating from the color NR default with recent Canon bodies. I'm wondering if the smoothing adjustment (and color NR amount, for that matter) might be more useful for images shot with older cameras. I remember seeing a lot more color blotchiness when I pushed a 1D2, for example, and maybe there could be improvement with reprocessing.
I am finding that the spot removal tool works even better than in LR 5. In a few quick trials, it seems that a feather setting in the middle helps in some situations. The default for that control is zero.
I don't think photogs will be jumping with excitement over this update, but I'll be glad I did it.