D800 AA filter

Started Jan 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
closeupfanatic Senior Member • Posts: 1,184
caution re AA filter removal

Chaz f64 wrote:

An AA filter steals "apparent sharpness" from a scene thus forcing one or more sharpening techniques in pp to render the shot really crisp looking.

Low quality AA filters do. But Nikon uses lithium niobate that has virtually ideal performance - see my tests of the D700 AA at http://johnsankey.ca/diffraction.html

Most of the "apparent sharpness" with AA removed is in fact colour aliasing artifacts, not real detail.

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