>> >>That was probably a bit facetious. I appreciate the fact >the >>OP seems to have a problem, which we've all tried to help >>with. >> > >That's what baffles me. I see very knowledgeable people >making suggestions for the OP, and the OP just ignores this >advice. > >Do you think the pic of the Helikon I posted is sharp? > >I do; maybe I'm wrong - that's fine, and please don't worry >about hurting my feelings by telling me it's not sharp. I >know the lighting sucks, that's why I originally posted the >image in a thread, I was looking for critiques about >lighting. > >But there's a story behind the pic. > >After buying my D7000 bodies, and completing a paid gig, using >(gasp) old kit lenses, I decided it was time to start >upgrading glass. I purchased the Sigma 24-70EX, and >immediately had backfocus issues, I thought. I posted a >couple sample pics, and got advice, which I took to heart, and >the advice really did help my technique. > >However, the lens still backfocused, on both bodies. Another >moderator, Brian Wong, picked up on the issue, and walked me >through about a week's worth of testing using real world >objects. I learned a ton. Brian freely shared his knowledge >with me, and I came out of that week a better photographer. > >The pic of the Helikon was taken as the final test in the >series. I ended up dialing in a lot of adjustment, but the >Sigma is now, to my eye, quite satisfactory. It seems to >focus on what the AF system says is being acquired. Again - >to my eye. > > >So, anyhow: I understand the frustration with purchasing an >item that doesn't seem to perform as well as it should. > >I don't understand why anybody would not welcome the chance to >learn from experienced photographers. Perhaps, at the end of >the day, the body will still be unsatisfactory; well, then, >that's something Nikon can, and will, fix. But the >opportunity to learn and grow will not have been lost. > >.02 > >
I really like your photo. It's tack sharp, the bokeh is lovely, and it says a lot about your love of music and vinyl. Regardless of the focus issues you had with your 24-70, it tells a story about you.