Animal Eye AF

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
golfhov Forum Pro • Posts: 10,636
Re: feel free to research more
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ZX11 wrote:

J A C S wrote:

golfhov wrote:

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

A clearly front focused soft 1.8mp photo.

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

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

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.

The running dog looks like a use case. But unless it has odd framing, where the focus point had to dart around the frame, faster than a human could move it, normal methods of catching the running dog in focus would work fine. Put the AF point on the dog and fire once or continuous?

thats just it. The discussions are from multiple users and different dogs and scenarios. Mostly the slightly slower a7iii and a7riv. I don't know that I have seen the a9 discussed with this

Asking if Sony's animal eye focus is just a gimmick means they want the right answers and opinions only?

My understanding is that they are asking if "it works" . In that case the answer is a definite "yes" but it needs clarified. If you think you are going to nail a greyhound chasing a squirrel around the yard a few feet from you at 1.4 the system will struggle. PArtly because the erratic nature of the movement the algroythms MAY struggle to find the face. Partly because of practical limitations of the bodies most people are using. Now if our pet is "seen breed"* and the camera has any sort of view of the face you stand a good chance of the shot

I revert back to my very first statement

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