Potential side-effects of AA filter removal

Started Dec 1, 2022 | Discussions thread
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Re: Potential side-effects of AA filter removal

sirhawkeye64 wrote:

PLShutterbug wrote:

sirhawkeye64 wrote:

If that's the case, then why doesn't cameras like the APS-C Z50/Zfc have an AA Filter, but yet are still 21MP. Does it have something to do with the fat they are lower res and smaller sensors perhaps?

Well, indirectly. From what I’ve learned, the key is pixel density.

24MP full-frame cameras have similar density as 12MP DX.

46MP FF and 24MP DX are also almost the same.

If you need an AA filter with 24MP FF, you’ll need it with the 12MP DX too. And vice-versa for 46/24.

I guess this makes sense that density would be a determining factor and not so much resolution. In either case, I've decided to just not bother. IF I still desire the extra detail, I'll just get a gen 1 Z7 (so my Z7 II can stay clean for the few paid work jobs I do do, as some people asked me why I would buy a Z7 gen 1 when I have the gen 2: the Z7 II is my "work" camera so to speak).

I agree that this is by far the best solution.

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