Does anyone care about animal eye focus in cameras?

3 months 1 week ago #676586 by Peter P
I was just reading about Nikons firmware announcement for the Z6 and Z7.  The speak about this being a huge step forward because it now includes animal detection with eye focus.  Nikon isn't the only one, I seem to recall both Canon and Sony had similar announcements some time ago.  

My question is, are there REALLY that many people who care about animal eye focus?  


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3 months 1 week ago #676588 by effron
Not I. No issues with finding an animal''s eye myself.....

Why so serious?
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3 months 1 week ago #676595 by Nikon Shooter
Shooting with long lenses and systematically at ƒ8, it
suffices me to target the head as the eye is way smal-
ler than the head at usual shooting distance.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 months 1 week ago #676619 by Baydream
I shot a Green Blue last fall with a 5D and 100-400 Canon handheld at a long distance. I was able to nail the eye with no problem. IMO this is a gimmick. Better to master the camera than have the camera master you. 

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3 months 6 days ago #676670 by Shadowfixer1
I can drive a stick shift and did for many, many years but I enjoy my automatic transmission now. If a camera has it and it works, I'll use it. If it doesn't have it I'm fine as well.

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3 months 6 days ago #676671 by fmw
It looks like they are running out of meaningful digital gadgets to include in cameras.  Now we just need a camera that look to the rear like my car.has.


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3 months 6 days ago #676677 by Shadowfixer1
The next big thing will probably be a way to upload directly to a cloud service automatically. Just guessing. 

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3 months 6 days ago #676698 by effron

Shadowfixer1 wrote: I can drive a stick shift and did for many, many years but I enjoy my automatic transmission now.


Yup....Anyway, I don't want to discourage dreamers and thinkers. I say, "keep coming with the amazing!"

Why so serious?
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3 months 5 days ago #676789 by Amy Porter
Not something I would spend $$ on, or go running out the door to buy. I guess if it is already in the camera, that's fine.  But sure wouldn't be something I would want to spend extra on.  


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3 months 4 days ago #676886 by Crammer
Not enough to want to pay for it.  


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3 months 4 days ago #676931 by Kayce
While this isn't something that I care about in my cameras, this should be seen as a plus because Nikon is pushing out more firmware updates for you Nikon shooters.   


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3 months 3 days ago #676986 by Roger Lang
The plus is that Nikon is actively investing into their tech.  As for me, not something that strikes me as a WOW.  I can't recall the last time I have taken a photo of an animal.  


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