Lame-Duck wrote in post #19125501
Oh yeah, I really like this one, Dennis! I wonder how the R6 will compare with the R5? I'm looking forward to hearing from the different shooters here.
Thanks Mike, I have my R6 set up as follows:
- AF Operation is set to AI SERVO
- AF Method is set to Spot AF or 1-Point AF
- Subject to Detect is set to Animal
- Eye Detection is Enabled
I have also customised the following controls/buttons:
- AF ON Button: set to "AF Method Selection"
- AE Lock Button: set to "Eye Detection AF"
- Joystick (Multi-controller) is set to Direct AF Point Selection.
This gives me the following Workflow:
- When I find a bird, I place the Centre AF Spot on the eye, regardless of where the bird appears in the frame, and focus.
- I can use the Joystick (Multi-controller) to move the AF Point if required.
- I then press the AE Lock Button and this invokes "Eye Detection AF", which starts at the location of the previously placed AF Point.
- I can then gently move the camera to compose the bird in the frame, and the position of the bird in the frame changes, the "Eye Detection AF" just tracks across the View Finder.
- This allows me to forget about placing the AF Point on the eye and manually trying to keep it on the eye.
- I can just compose the bird in the VF whilst glancing to check that the "Eye Detection AF" is still locked on the eye.
Sounds a bit complicated but once set up and practiced a few times, it works for me.