In praise of AA filters

Started Oct 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Wrong way, Corrigan.
In reply to Tom Axford, Oct 27, 2013

In another couple of years, no camera worth owning will have an AA filter, so I suggest the aliasing police get used to processing the output correctly, and enjoying the superior microcontrast and detail easily available.

All but one manufacturer, from Sony to Fuji to Leica to Pentax to Phase One (Canon has to be thinking about it) have quite correctly eliminated the blur filter, and good riddance to it.  Sony's best ever camera upcoming won't have it.  It will be a resolution monster just like the "e" as well as a huge seller for Sony. 
It's not an artifact, it's a pixel unblurred, just as if you'd put a loupe up to your monitor.   The more pixels, the higher the res.  Pretty simple stuff.  You want blurred pixels, go for it while you can.

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Not blurred

EM1 not blurred

Here's another shot you lot can just read and weep.  This is simply off the charts for a sub $1000 camera a couple of years ago and is kicking down the door of the medium format club.  With a bit of Photoshopping, this would be absolutely indistinguishable from any of the really high priced items at any sane magnification.  This is resolving power to the people in a big way.  You can all thank Nikon for leading the way.

Nikon test shot D5300/351.8G

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