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to alias and/or not to alias, the question for the D800E?


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steveZ

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steveZ Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2007
Tue 07-Feb-12 05:33 AM | edited Tue 07-Feb-12 05:34 AM by steveZ

I cant tell from the brochures if the D800E has a feature of in-camera disabling the anti-alias filter, or just a filter in this camera that does not anti-alias, meaning ultimately there is no choice to alias or to not with this model. see:

"The D800E incorporates an optical filter with all the anti-aliasing properties removed in order to facilitate the sharpest images possible."

"In-camera disabling of the aliasing and moiré pattern reduction operation performed by the optical low-pass filter built into the D800E allows light passing through a NIKKOR lens to strike photodiodes directly for even greater resolution."

I'm thinking NO CHOICE.

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picbybdm

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#1. "RE: to alias and/or not to alias, the question for the D800E?" | In response to Reply # 0

picbybdm Registered since 27th Jan 2012
Tue 07-Feb-12 03:38 PM

You are correct if you are assuming there is an either or choice made at purchase time.

The filter is not software based and cannot be turned off or on. It is either present in the camera at purchase time or it is not there.

dm1dave

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#2. "RE: to alias and/or not to alias, the question for the D800E?" | In response to Reply # 0

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Tue 07-Feb-12 04:20 PM

There is already a post on this subject here...

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=226&topic_id=35770&mesg_id=35770&page=

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Leonard62

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#3. "RE: to alias and/or not to alias, the question for the D800E?" | In response to Reply # 0

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Tue 07-Feb-12 06:03 PM

Actually if you could turn the AA filter off or on in camera there would be no need for two models.

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