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Face Detection + Eye Detection AF

Combining Face Detection and Eye Detection AF to shoot a high quality portrait

Activate Face Detection to automatically detect human faces and focus with Eye Detection AF to ensure accurate focus on human eyes, even when using a shallow depth-of-field. Combine these two functions to take your portrait photography to a new level.

Recommended lens

  • XF56mmF1.2 R APD

    XF56mmF1.2 R APD

    Fast portrait lens equivalent to 84mm*, producing bokeh effects that only an F1.2 lens can deliver. It also offers an APD filter for even more creamy bokeh.

  • XF90mmF2 R LM WR

    XF90mmF2 R LM WR

    Fast telephoto lens equivalent to 135mm*. The focal length means you can work at a greater distance and capture more natural facial expressions. Combined with the lens's sharpness and ability to produce rich bokeh, it provides extra depth to your portrait photography.

*35mm format equivalent.

Activating the functions

  • Autofocus Setting menu

    Activating Face Detection and Eye Detection AF

    Both features can be turned on in the Autofocus Setting menu and can be combined with other AF-S modes to shoot great portraits.

  • Autofocus Setting menu

    Select Right Eye, Left Eye or Auto for Eye Detection AF

    Eye Detection AF has three options: Auto, Right Eye Priority and Left Eye Priority. Auto will automatically focus on the eye closer to the camera and is recommended when the subject is not looking straight at the camera or when shooting with a wide aperture for shallow depth-of-field.

* The setting varies depending on what camera you use. Please refer to the owner's manual for further detail.