FE SEL24-105 soft focus

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Michael W00d Senior Member • Posts: 1,061
Re: FE SEL24-105 soft focus

FingerPainter wrote:

This is a focus problem not a lens softness problem. You are front-focussed relative to the eyes. The camera had to focus in the dark, and missed.

You can test the focus performance and lens sharpness in good light to confirm that the front-focus was situational and that the lens is reasonably sharp when focus is actually on-target.

It may have been enabled, but that doesn't mean it was used successfully (or at all) by the camera. The note in the lower right panel says face detection, not eye detection. The red symbol is not on the eye. This may be because the eyes are too small in the frame or it was too dark before the flash fired.

Congratulations, FingerPainter! This is the best response by far. It hadn't occurred to me that focusing could well have been in low light. Mark Galer refers to this issue with Eye AF in his video (at 41 mins.)and provides an example of a cowboy whose face is heavily shaded by the brim of his hat . He advocates using DMF in such circumstances.

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