EOSHD.com: Removing the Optical Low-Pass Filter From 5D Mark III for Resolution Increase


James Miller removes optical low-pass filter from 5D Mark III for resolution increase | EOSHD.com.

One of the primary complaints about the new 5D, is its apparent decrease in resolution when compared to its predecessor (and the Nikon D800) 🙂 ).  Philip Bloom says the footage sharpens up nicely in post, but doesn’t recommend increasing the sharpness processing in the camera.

Here’s a fellow that, rather than doing sharpening with either of those methods, has removed one of the major impediments to sharpness in the camera: the anti-aliasing filter.  It involves major surgery, and voids your warranty, so it’s not for everyone, but it makes for interesting reading.