D800 or D800E

There’s been a lot said about the new Nikon D800 and it’s twin, the D800E. There’s nothing but a single letter on the outside to tell them apart and not much on the inside, either, with only the anti-aliasing filter cancelled out.

What does an anti-aliasing filter do? It (nearly) eliminates the effect of “moire” […]

Lossy Compression of RAW

There has been some discussion recently thanks to the huge pixel count of Nikon’s D800 regarding the size of the NEF (“raw”) files. They’re 75MB, 14-bit, uncompressed. Nikon offers a form of lossy-compressed NEF but a lot of people think this is a Bad Thing™ because they know that JPEG is “lossy” and everybody knows […]