Confirmed: No practical advantage to removing D7100 AA filter

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Jared Huntr
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Re: The only thing around here less credible
In reply to marike6, Apr 26, 2013
marike6 wrote:

Jared Huntr wrote:

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

is DPR's reviewing staff who apparently won't look at their own comparison widget which clearly shows a difference between the D5200 and the D7100.

DPR never said there wasn't a difference.

"Our conclusion after viewing dozens of comparisons was that outside the controlled environment of our studio, even extremely minor shifts in focus or (potentially) sensor alignment could trump the absence of an OLPF in accounting for any visible differences between the D7100 and D5200."

The take-away is that there is no PRACTICAL advantage. I'm not sure why that concept is so difficult to grasp.

That of course depends on how you define "practical".  For a macro or studio photographer looking to squeeze every last bit of difference out of his gear, the advantage of the D7100 is tangible.

Defining practical means you have to tell us how you present your images in practice. Not test images, not comparison images, but images your are taking to present to others for viewing.

Surely you don't simply display them at 100% on the monitor and expect your viewers to look at only a small portion of the image at the pixel level forcing them to manually scroll the image around with a mouse to enjoy the entire image?! Is that how YOU define practical?

If not, how?

Just be clear that the second you resample the pixels in any manner, or view the original image at any zoom level smaller than 100%, the differences with be indistinguishable. So where's the practical difference?

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