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Old September 5th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #16
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Re: New 5DmkII anti alias optical filter

This is a no-brainer for professional shooting on the 5D2.

Resolution is overrated. Just ask any makeup person or aging actress. But aliasing can make a good shot look bad. I'd gladly give up a bit of resolution to reduce aliasing.

This leaves rolling shutter as the one remaining artifact that one has to avoid in production. Of course, there's also the 8-bit limit, but that's to be expected at a fraction of the price of an Alexa or EPIC.

Anybody know when production units will be available?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #17
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Their site says there is a current 8 week delivery time due to high demand. Hope they can ramp it up fast enough.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #18
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Re: New 5DmkII anti alias optical filter

I have the VAF-5D2 and it's amazing. Shot streets, buildings, moving cars, brick walls, clothing with fine patterns etc with very little aliasing and moire. Makes the shots totally usable. Without the filter those shots are impossible to do unless you do some serious post work. No apparent loss of sharpness whatsoever. I get soft corners on my 16-35 zoom from 16 to 20mm. I knew that, 24mm minimum is the recommended max for wide lenses. On a 5D 24mm is very wide so I have no issue there.

I recommend for serious shooters. For fruit bowls and backyards you don't really need it.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 11:30 PM   #19
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I recommend for serious shooters. For fruit bowls and backyards you don't really need it.
Funniest thing I have read in a long time!!
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Old September 15th, 2011, 02:21 AM   #20
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Re: New 5DmkII anti alias optical filter

Philip Bloom's "real world, unscientific" test on the filter.


This is the best 3rd party solution by far on the moire /aliasing issue on the 5D mk2.

Not perfect but much much better than the caprock filter.

See this test I did on the caprock;

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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #21
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Interesting about the 24mm zoom vs. prime. I would guess that the rear element of the zoom is larger and/or further away from the sensor, meaning that the light rays are straighter. Lenses with a smaller, closer rear element will have a larger angle of incidence at the corners.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:46 PM   #22
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Re: New 5DmkII anti alias optical filter

Just saw this post from Chris Hurd. I was just about to order this filter,,, but...

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/digital-...n-nov-3rd.html
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Old September 20th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #23
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Received my mosaic filter today. Will post my tests asap.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #24
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Started a new thread on the tests I made with anti alias filter;

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-eo...ide-zooms.html
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