Confirmed: No practical advantage to removing D7100 AA filter

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Daisy AU
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Re: The only thing around here less credible
In reply to Jared Huntr, Apr 27, 2013

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.

And before anyone attempts to extrapolate these results into a general statement that removing AA filters make no difference, DON'T. We are only referring to the D7100.

In my view, there is a difference between the D7100 and D5200 even in the shots taken outside the controlled lab tests.  I guess it's all about what "practical" is for one or another.  The "practical" difference is not enough for me to upgrade from the D7000, but for others (who pixel-peep and/or do large prints, etc.) it might be an important factor.  The bottom line is:  Did the removal of the low pass filter make a difference?  YES.

Is this difference important to me in my "practical" use?  Absolutely NOT.

If I didn't have the D7000 and was upgrading from another model, I would probably get the D7100 instead of the D7000.

Each to their own.

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