I use the Lightroom General Presets (Sharpen-Faces or Scenic ) in the develop module and normally find them adequate for my camera models.
Ok, so those values for Amount, Radius, Detail, Masking, would be:
Scenic: 40, 0.8, 35, 0
Faces: 35, 1.4, 15, 60
Which suggests the values i have been using are a bit high then (as i suspected).
For Scenic captured using my Canon 5D Mk2 I generally use somewhere in the vicinity of
Amount 40, Radius 1.0, Detail 25, Making 20 (although this can vary from 0 to 80 depending on the image)
Amount 100, Radius 1.0, Detail 0, Masking 10 (although again this can vary from 0 to 80 depending on the image)
The two methods will produce similar results
Based on other people's settings I've seen posted over the years, I've gathered that my settings are on the low side - I guess I prefer softness to (what I perceive to be) over-sharpening.
For more explanation of these values (or to automate detail settings for yourself via free plugin I wrote):
Nice, Rob, ty.
Very interesting to see some values all relating to each other in a chart. Eye opener