how can the NEX auto-focus miss these shots?

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
chromnd Regular Member • Posts: 421
Center focus and re-compose

Autofocus with my NEX-6 is not very reliable to me either. I always use center focus, half press to lock focus and then re-compose the scene (usually rule of thirds). I also use DMF, because sometimes when I use large aperture at portrait shots and I focus on one eye, it happens that the NEX chooses to focus on the hair next to the eye, because they have simply more contrast.

The problem is, that it all has to go very quickly, so a lot of practice is mandatory. I wonder how the new a6000 will perform, to be honest I'm not so confident about a major improvement - but that's just my gut feeling.

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA +6 more
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