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I shot about 300 frames over the course of 90 minutes of various teenagers all going to the prom. Regrettably I did not obtain model releases for the subjects, so I can show only certain images. I was stunned by the extremely high hit rate and very high quality results.
- The hit rate for focus accuracy on the iris of the eye far exceeds anything that I’ve ever been able to achieve with Canon or Nikon, a testament to the value of Eye AF. This is not to say it guarantees results—when shooting at f/1.4 or similar, movement of the photographer or subject of just a few millimeters can throw things out of focus by the time the shutter release is pressed. As well, an angled face means one eye out of focus. Moreoever with two or more people, heads (eyes) have to be in the same plane, or one has to stop well down.
- The hit rate for sharp images (not blurred by low shutter speed) exceeded anything that I’ve ever been able to achieve with non-stablized Canon or Nikon lenses at similar shutter speeds, a testament to the value of Sony’s in-body image stabilization (IBIS) which works with any lens.
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