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12-18-2015, 09:34 AM   #1
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K3 on/off AA filter

K3 owners how often do you use the on/off Anti Aliasing filter ? Does it really work ? How do you know when to turn it on and when to turn it off ? I own the K-5IIs and occasionally I have run into Moire but not often, so is it really helpful ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by hjoseph7 Quote
K3 owners how often do you use the on/off Anti Aliasing filter ? Does it really work ? How do you know when to turn it on and when to turn it off ? I own the K-5IIs and occasionally I have run into Moire but not often, so is it really helpful ?
I leave mine off. If I had a photoshoot or wedding where there would be a ton or moire, I would turn it on. Usually I prefer the extra sharpness and don't run into moire very often.
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Never used it. Forgot it was there actually.
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Never used it. Forgot it was there actually.
Same here. Even if I had remembered it, I never came accross a situation I would have needed the AA filter simulation till now at least.

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Never used it. Forgot it was there actually.
What he said. I seldom have a subject where it is a concern.


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I can turn it on??
No, I have it of all the time.
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I keep it off. But it's nice to know it's there if the situation warranted using it.
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LOL I leave it off and don't even know what it is!

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I only use it fore video.
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I only use it fore video.
no you don't.
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I only use it fore video.
I don't do video so am curious... Why is it useful for that?
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Never used the AA filter, always off and I have not had any issue :-) I have had my K3 since 2013, in fact I have never thought about it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by enoeske Quote
I leave mine off. If I had a photoshoot or wedding where there would be a ton or moire, I would turn it on. Usually I prefer the extra sharpness and don't run into moire very often.
Exactly. Most of my shooting is outdoorsy stuff, and I'd be likely to have a problem with moire.

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Never used it. Forgot it was there actually.
Also exactly. And, if I ever did have a need for turning it on, I'd have to go hunting in the menus to find the setting.

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I don't do video so am curious... Why is it useful for that?
To help avoid moire patterns (such as can occur when shooting fabrics, say).

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Also exactly. And, if I ever did have a need for turning it on, I'd have to go hunting in the menus to find the setting.
LOL. That's true. If I ever noticed a need for it I would have no idea how to turn it on or time to figure it out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kath Quote
I don't do video so am curious... Why is it useful for that?
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To help avoid moire patterns (such as can occur when shooting fabrics, say).
Exactly! It happened to me once and luckily the people who hired me to do the video didn't sport the problem. With (Raw) photo's you still have a chance to rectify the problem, but with video that is far more problematic. Perhaps when you use a very high quality video format something can be done but in general it is better to avoid the problem... For photography I leave the filter off.
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