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Sony Alpha A1

Animal Eye AF: Tigger on the Prowl, Spring Green (Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 GM)

This page looks at animal Eye AF of the Sony A1 using AF-C focusing in the outdoors, with Tigger on the prowl in the spring greenery using the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS.


About 130 images shot handheld with optical image stabilization, AF-C focusing, single-shot drive mode, auto-ISO. The best are shown here, as well as a few fails. Some were not framed or posed ideally, some had motion blur, and from that the selects were made.

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f5.6 @ 1/800 sec handheld EyeAF=Animal, ISO 1250; 2021-03-17 15:29:48
Sony A1 + Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS @ 400mm
RAW: LACA corrected, USM {6,50,0}

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