Sony wants to help you get better cat photos with new Animal Eye Autofocus

Sep 26, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Sony wants to help you get better cat photos with new Animal Eye Autofocus

Sep 26, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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If you were hoping for an A7SIII or A7000 announcement, then you’re out of luck. There were no new gear announcements from Sony during their press event at Photokina yesterday. Apparently, though, they plan to bring Animal Eye AF to their cameras.

Ok, so it’s not just to help bring a better class of cat photo to Facebook, but to assist wildlife photographers. It makes a bit of sense after their recent release of the Sony 400mm f/2.8 GM lens. There’s no release date for the new Animal Eye AF tech yet, just that it will be coming sometime in early 2019.

As far as new gear, though, not really. They did talk about the new Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM lens announced a few days ago, but that’s about it, really.

Sony has committed to releasing 12 new E mount lenses, though. With the 48 current native Sony E mount lenses, this will bring their total up to 60. Sony didn’t say exactly what lenses would be coming, though, nor when they intend to actually release them.

With two potential camera bodies still up in the air and now a dozen lenses, at least there’s plenty to keep the rumour mill going for a while.

Now, go practice your cat posing skills.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “Sony wants to help you get better cat photos with new Animal Eye Autofocus”

  1. Вергунов Сергей Avatar
    Вергунов Сергей

    Yes. I immediately go and pay four-digit prices for Sony hardware, because I need good cat pictures so badly…

    1. Huge Dom Avatar
      Huge Dom

      This is just one of the features and for some, is a good sale tool to the spouse. See how cute our kitty looks ??

  2. Yucel Yalim Avatar
    Yucel Yalim

    Anyone hear or ask Sony if animal eye af will be firmware update or only in new models?