I use Canon 7D with a 18-135 kit lens. Though the image is in focus, it is not that sharp. I wonder if we can have a sharp image — something equivalent to primes — with post production.
What I have tried:
I have manually increased the sharpness in photoshop/lightroom and got a bit of noise here and there. So I do know increasing sharpness gives noise.
Increased the sharpness in camera setting.
What I would want in answer: A proper experimented exposure setting which helps me to get an image (in a well lit environment) on which I can increase the sharpness in post production with minimal noise. Resulting in a prime quality image (atleast near.. I do understand its practically impossible but we can at least try it.)
Ask me in comments if you got any doubt and you need me to be still more clear.