There are many articles about the AA filter out there, so it's use is no mystery. It is there to reduce moire, but it's drawbacks are less detail, sharpness and lower resolution. That is why the newer high MP cameras have no filter. Put the AA filter back on, and you lose the advantages of the higher MP count. Pretty simple really.
I'm sorry, but NO.
[Disclaimer to everyone: I am not of an opinion on AA, so save the daggers for someone who is... If you're a jerk, that is. (Didn't mean to presume)]
Doesn't the Nikon D800 / D800E / D810 give us a canary in the mine to suss out how real / not real the upside of pulling the AA filter is?
I thought -- again, not well read on this -- that:
The D800 had an AA filter
The D800E 'bypassed' the AA filter but it was still there? (Did I get that right?)
The D810 does not have an AA filter
Three sensors, all 36 MP, that take the same lenses on the same mount. Has anyone stacked these up head to head to sort out what the real value is? Did sharpness improve? Did moire get worse?