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Forum: Pentax K-5 07-12-2013, 03:42 PM  
So Just How Bad IS The Moire?
Posted By interested_observer
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Murphy is always alive and well - as in Murphy's Law; "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong". I will also add - at the worst possible time. So, where am I going here. Can you afford to re-do a fashion shoot? At the last minute, before you have a delivery deadline?

A review came up with a figure of an 8% difference in sharpness, between the two bodies. Otherwise they are the same. Another gentleman here posted an excellent analysis on the post processing of images from the two bodies. He was able to essentially negate what ever advantage the IIs had from the additional sharpness.Bottom line, if something were to go wrong and you captured unacceptable Moire, that post processing could not remove, and a re-shoot was impossible, then your stuck.

Now, if you were doing landscapes, I would not really give it another thought and go for the K5IIs without any reservation.

Forum: Pentax K-5 07-12-2013, 01:30 PM  
So Just How Bad IS The Moire?
Posted By Allison
Replies: 11
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I have the IIs and I love it even for shooting weddings, but if I only shot fashion I would go with the II. I had no moire in the first or second weddings that I shot. The third wedding I did see a (very) little bit on one guy's suit, so I switched to using the K5 to photograph him. I also had a little bit on a back lit photograph of some tulle that was hanging, but once again - I also took the same picture with the K5, so not issues for me or the bride. If you were keeping the K5 I would say go for the IIs and use the K5 when moire appears, but if it is the only camera that you will have, you need that filter!
Forum: Pentax K-5 07-12-2013, 10:14 AM  
So Just How Bad IS The Moire?
Posted By Adam
Replies: 11
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If you shoot fashion, get the II, no the IIs. Usually moire can be corrected, but it can be prominent in certain fabrics (to the point where you don't need to crop or zoom to see it).
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