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03/19/2012 02:31:54 PM · #1
The Question of Moiré - D800 versus D800E

This is an excellent short tutorial on the effect known as moiré. It is an issue that will be discussed more and more in the future as the manufacturers work to improve (by reducing) the moiré effects while minimizing the collateral effects of image softness due to blur causing by moiré reduction anti-aliasing filtering.

Today, the decision is to keep the anti-aliasing filtering within the camera or forgo it and address moiré when editing the image in your computer. There are pros and cons to each path.

For me, I have elected to purchase the D800 and not the D800E since I photograph a lot of communication towers every week. The verticals, horizontals and diagonals struts that make up the tower will most certainly create the moiré effect and I am resistant to having to deal with fixing it all in post-production. So, the anti-aliasing filter from Nikon is the best solution for me to eliminate moiré in the camera.

For others, it may not be an important concern. What do you think is best for you?

03/25/2012 07:40:49 PM · #2
Moire only occurs if the lens optically out resolves the sensor. This only happens for a 36MP sensor at a very small range of apertures and only on the best lenses. I preordered the D800E, and i'm not expecting to run into Moire problems too often. Also, i usually take very calculated photos; so if i see Moire, i might just open or close the aperture a little to soften the image to just below 36MP.
03/25/2012 09:10:44 PM · #3
i had never heard of moire until tonight when i was playing in lightrom and it had a slider for it. i had no idea what it was and was going to look it up and along comes this thread.

funny how that works.
03/25/2012 09:23:21 PM · #4
I've had to deal with moire in video editing and it's a big problem with DSLR video. Those that are not interested in the video functions may not care as much. How much moire appears on your current camera can be tested by taking pictures of fine fabrics and seeing if there is that 'rainbow' like effect over the affected area. A carpet is another subject you can shoot to to check for moire.

DPreview (I think) had some side-by-side shots to show the comparison photos to give you an idea of the ups and downs.
03/25/2012 09:50:34 PM · #5
I thought they were talking about about Morey Amsterdam.
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