Animal Eye AF

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
golfhov Forum Pro • Posts: 10,623
Re: feel free to research more
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J A C S wrote:

golfhov wrote:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62594419

A clearly front focused soft 1.8mp photo.

look through his linked gallery. I don't know if that is front focus, wrong eye, movement from the pan. I do remember that one and his example provided was his worst one. There is a link to a gallery full of shots

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62608955

Good examples. The cat is not exactly running though...

but is that the one where he gave the camera to his young daughter? That one is an example of how simple it is and some of those poses I don't know how long the cat stayed that way. It is a cat......

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62607359

Nice but the cat is almost asleep.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62591700

Those are good but #2 looks front-focused. Hard to say at 1.1mp. No running cats or dogs though.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62587339

Finally a running animal. #1 is exactly what we are talking about and it seems that the focus has been nailed. #2 is questionable, and again, 1.1mp.

didn't look at that one

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62927634

No pictures, expressing mixed feelings.

in addition to the SINGLE link there are expounded comments by multiple users in those threads

nothing cherry picked and a whole range of posts and discussions on the subject. Almost mirroring what I said in my very first post here. IT works BUT it isn't nearly as refined as the human eye af.

This is where the discussion should have started.

it could have. Had you not been dismissive from the start. It is hard to accurately answer the OP because calling it a "gimmick" is a bit much while calling it absolutely necessary would be a bit much. That is why I just browsed through and linked a bunch of different conversations on the subject.

In a way it is a lot like the early versions of human continuous eye af. IT absolutely "works" but it isn't nearly as smart as the newest versions of human eye af. Some animals and breeds work better than others and I don't know that I have even seen a detailed discussion of the feature on the a9 which is noticeably faster at tracking when fractions count

You can use your time more wisely to search the dozens of discussions on the various sony boards about this feature if you actually want to learn more. It just is what it is

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