You may recall a nifty little filter developed by the boys at Mosaic Engineering claiming to cure a longstanding problem with moire and aliasing prevalent in DSLR video. We all praised the preliminary test videos for the incredible amount of artifact reduction shown, but it wasn’t until now that we got a true hands-on, unbiased review from someone such as the reputable Phillip Bloom. The HDSLR guru takes us through a handful of tests and shows us how far this new filter can go, and then some! How did it perform? Take a look at the video below for Bloom’s final verdict:
As you can see from the video, the Mosaic Engineering’s DSLR anti-moire and aliasing filter isn’t perfect. It suffers from detail falloff around the edges at a focal length lower than approximately 24mm and there are some instances where some moire may still be present under certain shooting conditions. That being said, for the most part it works like a charm. Consider the filter as more of a band-aid, rather than a full-fledged moire/aliasing cure, but at least 5D Mark II have viable option from here on out. For $385, is it worth the price of admission? That question really depends on your shooting style and level at which your are affected by these issues.