Images on page one were just in and out with the defaults from both programs. Yes mine has values of 50 and 50 and sharpening is something like 149? I think the two 50s are more like zero, if you drop them down the photos don't look like I would expect a baseline image to look. The 149 sharpening is out of 500 or something like that.
The other images I opened and edited as I wanted in C1 first then opened up the same RAW in LR and tried to get the same results. In C1 you can sharpen the file much more before you start to get bizarre artifacts.
I know LR rather well and know how to quickly edit an image as I like, in C1 I'm still learning. If Scott Kelby is listening, a book on C1 would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks very much for the comparisons. You still can see a difference just from importing and exporting with no changes. I would be interested to see how well C1 does with the simple import/export (with no changes) compared to SOOC JPGs. Have you tried that comparison?
I find that, for the small amount of correction I'm applying to many photos, I'd rather just use the SOOC JPGs and apply some mild correction to them. For some images using LR with RAF files is okay but there are many more where I find that it just does a poor job.