Jay Kelbey has posted that Michael's comparison is incorrect since he feels that the 1ds image is always sharpened since Canon has the AA filter. I wanted to add the following
Jay, actually the 1ds image can be processed with no sharpening.
Canon File Viewer Utility
You have two settings for sharpening, both an amount of 0 - 5 and then the type of which there are 5.
I belive that if you select 0 then no sharpening is being applied. Zero means none.
Phase One Capture One,
You again have two settings. Amount and Threshold of which both can be set to 0 and 0% again Zero means none.
I have not really worked with the Adobe code.
Lets also agree that the term RAW means just that RAW, nothing being applied. There is no way I know of a camera to sharpen a raw file in camera. With the 1ds you can pick settings that will be your default options which the Canon Software will pick up and use. See my first paragraph. With the Capture One code, any in camera setting gets over ridden by the Capture One code.
This is a standard with all RAW processing.
Net, the image that Michael is showing with no sharpening is very possible indeed.