Z6 II Eye and face focusing--Sux

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briantilley
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Re: Replacement body received. The verdict...no longer sux
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HRS wrote:

Update: Had a grandchild over today and grabbed the new Z6 II + 24-70 kit lens to see if anything had changed regarding eye focusing.

I'm happy, and somewhat surprised, to say that the new copy works absolutely perfectly in nailing autodetecting human eyes.

So, the Z6 II no longer sux.

That's good to hear.

Caveat to everything I've experienced with two Z6 II bodies:

The problem shots with the original body, in where the eye was not even close to being in focus, occurred with version 1.01 of the firmware.

The new body came with 1.02.

Nikon do not mention any change to AF performance with firmware 1.02.

So, was the original body defective or was the improvement due to version 1.02 of the firmware??

Those are two possibilities.  A third is that this time, your subject had no hairs in front of the eye

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