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Sony A1 Bird Eye AF: Turkey and Chicken (sorry, no turducken)

This page looks at bird Eye AF of the Sony A1 using AF-C focusing handheld in the outdoors, with a turkey and a chicken at relatively close distance. Sorry, no turduckens, and sorry if these aren’t sexy enough, but these birds don’t give a flying.

Sony A1 Bird Eye AF: Turkey and Chicken

Includes 9 frames of Mr Turkey and a chicken.

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f5.6 @ 1/800 sec handheld EyeAF=Bird, ISO 12800; 2021-03-18 18:03:21
Sony A1 + Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS @ 400mm
RAW: LACA corrected, +60 Shadows, -67 Highlights, +20 Whites, +10 Dehaze, +10 Clarity, Chroma NR {8}

[low-res image for bot]

Roy P writes:

For lack of a more interesting bird, I took a few crow shots hand-held with my Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS. Whoever coined the term “as the crow flies” evidently never attempted any photos of a crow in flight. These are not easy to shoot – they are surprisingly fast and don’t give much of a warning they’re about to fly.

Compared to my Sony A9 II and the Sony A7S III, the A1 felt a great deal easier to acquire and retain focus as the crows flew around.  I got a lot of shots like the one below, which were like 33-35 MP crops.  That is a huge improvement over what I would have obtained with an A9 / A9 II: about 10-12 MP crops.  So the real resolution upside from the A1 is like 3x, when measured in terms of the net pixels yield.

A dark crow against a bright sky at dusk on an already cloudy day at shutter speeds of 1/4000 sec is about as bad as it gets for capturing details, so this was primarily an exercise to test the AF.  So far, I’d say it’s pretty darned impressive.

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