Z6 II Eye and face focusing--Sux

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briantilley
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Re: Z6 II Eye and face focusing--Sux
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beatboxa wrote:

As I've said on this site many times, eye-AF is a subject recognition / tracking mechanism and not an autofocus mechanism. Eye-AF tells the camera where to put the AF box, but not how to focus (since the focusing is primarily PDAF-based rather than CDAF-based--and a true "eye-AF" would require at minimum a CDAF trim step).

Exactly. Many people miss this distinction, and I think their lack of awareness causes many of the complaints we see about poor performance of the "eye-AF" feature.

What happened here was almost certainly that those hairs, being high-contrast (and vertical) are what happened to get focused on. Unfortunately, these things can happen sometimes--it's largely a game of chance. If you want a better guarantee that they won't, use Pinpoint (though obviously then you have to do the "eye recognition & tracking" yourself, which may not be practical).

Agreed.

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