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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:55 pm 
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Just a quick calculation: 4800 pixel rows for 24mm sensor hight deliver a resolution limit of the 36MP sensors of 200 lines per mm b&w and 100 l/mm in color for the D800 (140 L/mm b&w, 70 L/mm in color for the Leica M9).
As good lenses still have a respectable contrast at 140 line-pairs per mm (stopped down), even a simple calculation would lead to a sensor resolution of 280 lines/mm. BUT to sample this subject-frequency w/o artifacts you need double the resolution, i.e. above 500 lines per mm. Which would lead to a 200MP (!) 24x36mm sensor.
As long as we are so far away from an ideal sensor (resolution-wise) AA-filters will still be needed.
I for myself have at last decided to go for the D800 with AA-filter.
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P.S.: A T-Max 100 b&w film has still an contrast/MTF of 50% at 100 line-pairs!
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Source: How to read MTF-Curves, H. H. Nasse, Carl Zeiss, Camera Lens Division, Dec. 2008

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Aah, finally. The announcement is out and the price is good (2899 EUR incl. 19% VAT!). Please continue at the official D800 thread, over here.

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