Using animal eye focus with the Sony A9ii
We were out with the dogs this morning and I took a series of shots of our spaniel Lou running towards me. I haven’t cropped them so you can see her getting larger in the frame. She is a racing snake so the camera really had to work to keep up!
Shots of animals, humans, cars etc coming directly towards you are the most difficult for the camera to get right as there will always be a little time lag with the camera focussing on where the subject was, not where it is as the shutter is pressed.
Today was the first time I had the opportunity to test the animal eye focus of the Sony A9ii. It’s blisteringly fast and I was really impressed, the camera nailed more than 90% of the shots.
Focussing on objects coming quickly straight at you is one of the hardest things for a camera to do