A Maiko is an apprentice Geiko (Geisha). We had the rare
opportunity to have one perform for us during the last night of
our recent tour in Japan. Even Japanese rarely have that
opportunity. This was the first chance I've had to really test
lock-on focus and lock-on eye focus with my new A7Riii. Pretty
impressive from a focusing point of view. Light conditions were
poor. Shot at 1600 iso at 200/2.8.

Posted by Ernest Cadegan on Mon, 04/02/18 14:17
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Mon, 04/02/18 14:26

I like the toning on this image which gives a... how can say this... historical or aged feel to the picture. I did a Google on the A7Riii and discovered it has a possible ISO50 to ISO102400... all I can say is wow...

Comments by Ernest Cadegan on Mon, 04/02/18 15:36

The ISO performance was the least part of what attracted me to the
camera. I'm not sure how usable it is after 3200/6400. I've had all three
versions now. The lock-on focus, especially lock-on eye, is quite
impressive. Also, 10 frames per second is the fastest I've ever had
although there are only a few instances that I really want that many
frames. You can also program it to recognize specific faces but I haven't
tested that feature yet. Overall though I'd say it's the best camera I've
ever had. It's major weakness for me is that it can struggle with focus in
low contrast situations.

Comments by S Roter on Fri, 04/06/18 14:14

It is a detailed image Ernest. I would have liked to see her in full
form to appreciate the costume better. All in all, beautiful.