Upgrade path to full frame - DSLR vs. mirrorless

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  1. adamhiram

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    That's right, you said you shoot a Z7, which doesn't have the AA filter. I don't think it's a dealbreaker, but of course I plan to take some comparison shots once it ships. Beautiful photo!

    Yup, the Z6 shoots in 14-bit Raw as well. What I was referring to was the firmware upgrade you mentioned to upgrade the video capabilities, which I don't have much use for.

    Thanks again for all your help!


     
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    I know this is a Nikon thread but the AA filter topic is timely for me. The Canon R is 30.3 megapixels and the R6 is 20.1. The later does not have the AA filter. Recently someone online did a sharpness comparison between the two and the R6 is easily equal to and certainly better at high ISO relative to its higher mpix cousin. I just got the R6 and this explains why I am amazed at how much I can crop an image and still get good sharpness -- of course none of this matters without good glass.

    There are certainly design considerations when determining whether to include one or not. I would like to know those details.
     
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    Adam, do you know, is there a reason why the 6 has this and not the 7? The 7 has twice the megapixels (48) as the 6 does, so in my little universe, it seems as if it would be reversed. Curious. And the video upgrade is actually a hardware upgrade by a third party source. Does not involve the firmware within the camera.

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    My initial thought is that with the lower resolution, the likelihood of moire from repetitive textures is more likely, but I never had that issue with my D500 with no AA filter and that's only 20MP. Your guess is as good as mine. I'm hoping 24MP with AA filter is at least as sharp as 20MP with no filter; I guess we'll see when it arrives.
     
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    I know back in my pressman days while in college, we had some occasional issues with Morie patterns, but mostly caused by two screens of the same pattern and resolution. In color printing (lithography) there are distinct screens used for 4-color printing that do not do this in relation to the 3 other screens. I will do more research regarding this and see if my buddies at Nikon have any information regarding this that they can add to the conversation.

    Be well and thanks for the response.

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    I’ve had my Z6 for over a year and I love it. Switched from a D600 and the low light image quality is shockingly better on the Z. Focus peaking with manual focus lenses is fantastic. It’s fantastic across the board really. Keep the D500 for sports/wildlife if you can, but the little Zed camera is a marvel.
     
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    Glad to hear it, I may want to pick your brain in the next few weeks as I start to rethink my lens lineup. With the Z-mount, the days of $200-400 fast primes and sub-$1k used f/2.8 zooms are pretty much gone, so I need to put more thought into what I really need. Adapted F-mount is always an option, primes are great for studio work, but any travel photography begs for a more versatile normal zoom.

    I'd love to hold onto my D500 and collection of lenses, but those are what will fund any new purchases (50mm f/1.2 perhaps?)
     
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    Wow... I get to quote myself, the ultimate dream of an academic researcher. :) . I contacted Nikon here and they had no answers, and so kicked the questions up to Nikon Tokyo, so we shall see how they respond. When I find out or get any kind of response, I will post it to this thread.

    Hope all of you are well.

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