>So my question is: If the D800e effectively does not >have an anti aliasing filter, should I still be doing step 1? >If capture sharpening is still warranted, what should the >settings be? I assume the settings for a D800e should be >different than for a D800. >
I've been shooting the D800E and editing in LR4 for about 1-week. LR-4 uses a modification of PS USM (algorithm influenced by the late Bruce Frasier) for the input or capture sharpening. My previous experience has been with D200 and D700 files - both of which I almost always added from 25% to 40% capture sharpening. With the D800E, I still see an improvement with adding capture sharpening within this range. I think your step 1 is still going to be desirable.
As far as the D800E vs the D800; I don't imagine there will be any difference concerning input sharpening but I only have the E. Perhaps someone out there has both cameras and can answer that question without speculation.
Good luck with your D800E. I'm still getting a handle on what this camera is capable of. Today I shot a swarm of bees in a tree (about 60' up) at 400 mm and got clear images of the bodies and wings of individual insects.