Originally Posted by VertovSvilova
Just curious but are you reducing sharpening in SPP? The default sharpening is way too much and it seems one is much better off when being sure to reduce the default to around -7 or so. A couple of years ago Imaging Resource did a close evaluation of this and concluded: "We weren't really able to extract any more resolution using Sigma's Photo Pro RAW converter at default settings mainly because of its overly aggressive sharpening." It's that 'aggressive' sharpening (the default setting) that can make the X3F files of the Merrill take on that 'crunchy' over baked technical appearance (a lot of aliasing.)
I usually have it set to neutral .