Moiré disaster on the E-5

Started Jul 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
boggis the cat
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If raw, try a different development
In reply to Barry Stewart, Jul 14, 2013

Barry Stewart wrote:

A friend needed some head shots for a new job he started and he asked me to do the shoot. I brought my E-5 with ZD-50 — as well as my E-PL5.

I stayed with the E-5, though once I got back to my computer, I saw that his suit was turned into wood grain from all the moiré. Rather than reshoot, I used a gausian blur on the suit.

A real pain... and I wonder if the E-PL5 would have been bothered by it. I know my E-1 or E-330 would have done just fine.

Others are forewarned about this potential problem, due to the missing AA filter. I only edited the best 12-15 shots... but I would cry if there were 5 guys wearing the same suit at a wedding!

If you have raw files, try a developer that uses a different demosaicing process.

See here for my experiments:

Raw conversion and demosaicing issues

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