sootyvrs wrote in post #4009341
Like the Fox has mentioned. F/8 will not have any problems with DOF but the downside is when you want to get a longer shutter speed in good light. That's why the G7/G9 have a built in ND filter, which can compensate for this.
Interesting! The ND filter allows you to emulate apertures smaller than f/8 without inducing the degredation caused by diffraction that would accompany a real f/11 or f/16, for example. And it's not as if anyone needs the DoF offered at those apertures, but it does permit you the use of slower shutter speeds without increasing diffraction.
What is the density of the built-in ND filter? 0.6 (two stops)? 0.9 (three stops)?
Can the user deploy it at will or does the camera decide when to use it?
Is the feature buried in a menu or does it just kick in when you're trying to select an Aperture smaller than f/8 (when using Manual mode or Aperture Priority mode, for example)?