While playing a bit more with these images on my 24 inch Eizo monitor in Photoshop CS5, I was able to see a faint moire pattern in the top image at some magnifications, but not others. Moire was visible at magnifications less than 50%, but not above. I was viewing the image at 206 MB, prior to down sizing and compressing for Nikonian posting.
I suspect the moire I saw was a monitor artifact due to the repeating patterns on the chips, and not in the D800E image.
I have not seen the moire pattern in the bottom image at about 56 MB, prior to down sizing and compressing for Nikonian posting, on the Eizo monitor at any of the several sizes I sampled.
On the Eizo monitor at posted sizes, I cannot see moire in either image.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Rob: Are you asking for a 100% crop from the edge of the original image? If yes, let me know and I will try and post it tomorrow.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona Nikonian Team Member
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