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| p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · I think I'm going to have the AA filter removed from my D5... |
There are certainly other differences between the D810 and the D5... but I also know that I am "never" recording a true 36MP with the D810 when photographing wildlife/action.
I realize that a lens (w/o optical errors) is sharpest at wider apertures, and therefore that is where the difference is potentially the greatest. It is also because of the fact that very few lenses in practical use can resolve to the size of the smaller pixels (diffraction limited) that the risk of moire is reduced and the AA filter isn't needed... there is also the oversampling advantage that comes with higher resolutions.
But, if you take an image that is already somewhat diffraction limited and then further soften it with an AA filter, I'm thinking that the effect should still be readily noticeable. IME, if you compare any camera w/o an AA filter to one with it, the differences are not necessarily minor. Basically, I'm hoping to get approximately the same total/actual resolution from the D5 as I get from the D810 when resolution is limited by other factors (technique, settings, AF, etc).
The cost of the modification, and to resale, I'm not too concerned with. I imagine it could potentially increase resale very minorly.