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The first thing to notice with the Sony A1 is its hyper responsiveness. No other camera I have ever used comes close to how snappy it feels, both when focusing and pressing the shutter release. The zero-blackout is super nice as well.
With Eye AF tracking enabled and with AF-C, it can be seen in real time that the A1 not only tracks eyes straight-on, but at all angles, up or down, occluded or fully open. It even reliably tracked Tigger’s eyelid with the eyes closed for several seconds. Pretty impressive!
I had to work hard to forget about the AF sensor indicators; I am so used to focus-and-recompose and paying attention to where I put them. My first shoot taught me that I will have to retrain myself for this type of shooting to focus on the composition and only the composition—which is a GOOD thing.
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