>Hi, > >I understand the D800 has anti-aliasing capabilities and the >D800E does not. Most of the posts I've read from people imply >that the D800E is so much sharper without anti-aliasing.
The anti-aliasing filter is a piece of glass over the sensor that "blurs" the image slightly.
>Am I >correct in saying that the D800E is the first Nikon without >anti-aliasing?
As far as I am aware, yes.
>If so are they also implying that images from >prior Nikon cameras have soft focusing?
They are implying that the images from previous cameras would have been sharper without the filter. That is true of any camera with an imaging sensor.
>I find it hard to >believe that to be true! How much different can the sharpness >be between a D800 & D800E? If you print a 16x20, you'll probably need a magnifier to see the difference. If you print a 32x40 and stand REAL close, you can see it.. maybe.
>what is true vs. splitting >hairs by some so called experts?
What is true is that Nikon cameras have put images on the cover of probably ever major magazine I can think of with the anti-aliasing filter in place. That's good enough for me.
>Also I currently have AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED lens >- will it work on a D800?