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    Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    With a lot of talk of Canon's heavy handed AA filters, has anyone tried removing it? I saw this link on another forum: http://www.maxmax.com/hot_rod_visible.htm

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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    I have been thinking of doing the same thing with my 5D. Anyone with experience and comments would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    I've been considering it for my 5D ever since I did the 1Ds3 comparison test...
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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    Get rid of the AA filter, shave the mirror and you are set......

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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    I removed the AA filter on my D2000 and it made quite a difference. There was moire every now and then, but back then I was shooting sports and not a lot of teams had herringbone tweed jerseys or other moire prone fabric.

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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    What can be done to remove moire effect, if deemed bothersome? Can people enlighten me, please?

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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    Joshua C1 had on the PC side a plugin called Demoirze or something close to that spelling that did a great job, it is not on the Mac side . There are some actions that are available to help with that also. i am still looking for a commercial program for the Mac side. Maybe C1 when it comes out of beta
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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    Hi Guy,
    You are right, I forgot about that . I kind of "abandoned" C1 in favor of LR lately....

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    Yes but LR and C1 need to provide this in both there software going forward
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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGeoJO View Post
    What can be done to remove moire effect, if deemed bothersome? Can people enlighten me, please?
    I'm using a Photoshop plug-in moire reducer from fredmiranda.com

    Tha California Quail for unknown reasons is particularly prone to moire in the gray feathers on its chest & back. The fm plug-in works quite well in my experience:




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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    Hi Doug, thanks for posting the two samples. By any chance, could you post one without the moire reducer, please? I would like to compare the two.... BTW, what camera did you use for both shots? Does it have only a weak AA filter or even no AA filter?

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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    DMR no AA filter and his leica 280mm f4 apo.
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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGeoJO View Post
    Hi Doug, thanks for posting the two samples. By any chance, could you post one without the moire reducer, please? I would like to compare the two.... BTW, what camera did you use for both shots?
    I can post the pre-moire reducer photos this evening. Camera is the R8 with DMR (no AA filter), upper photo with 280 f/4 APO, lower with 560mm f/6.8 Telyt.

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    As promised a couple of versions of the second photo, one before moire reduction, one after. There's some feather detail that doesn't get corrected but the color artifacts are gone.

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    Thanks Doug for posting that , looks to clean it up very nicely. I guessed the 280mm . I know how much you love that lens
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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by jph View Post
    With a lot of talk of Canon's heavy handed AA filters, has anyone tried removing it? I saw this link on another forum: http://www.maxmax.com/hot_rod_visible.htm

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    I sent mine off to maxmax on Wed. of this week. Hopefully will get it back mid next week. It's a new camera to me. Seller said about 2k clicks on it.

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    Re: Anyone try trashing your AA filter?

    The DMR still looks better than the 5D without an AA filter, at least considering the few 5D hot-rod images I've seen...
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