Nikon recently brought eye autofocus to the Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras, a feature that many photographers rely on to help them get the shot, particularly when shooting at wider apertures with narrow depth of field. How good is Nikon's implementation of the popular feature? This great video answers that question.
Coming to you from DP Review, this excellent video shows the ins and outs of the new eye autofocus feature on the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7. Personally, I always thought the feature was a bit overrated, but when I switched to Sony, I was blown away by how much my keeper rate went up. And it wasn't just about the keeper rate; knowing I could trust the camera to nail autofocus in a difficult situation freed me up to focus much more on other things, particularly on directing the subject, and that in turn has made my shoots feel and proceed more organically the last few years. It's clear that Nikon is lagging behind the implementations from manufacturers who have been refining their versions for longer (Sony and Fujifilm), but certainly, seeing the feature present is a step in the right direction, and hopefully, it'll improve soon. Check out the video above for the full rundown.