Moire and D800

Started Feb 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
ivo kwee
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Re: Moire and D800
In reply to noneyabidnis, Feb 5, 2012

noneyabidnis wrote:

One big potential downside that I haven't seen discussed is the increased diffraction limitation that comes along with removing an AA filter. Where-as f/8 may be fine on AA filter D800, remove the AA filter and it becomes diffraction limited at like f/3.5. I think. I just know that it hasn't been brought up before so maybe it's a conspiracy to hide such a weakness.

That is exactly why in most circumstances the AA filter won't be necessary with such high resolution sensor. The "diffraction limit" will act as a natural AA filter. FYI the upcoming Fuji X-pro 1 has a pseudo-random arranged RGB filter that solves the moire issue. Very cool!

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