>>If you read my post where I included that pic, I stated >that >>the pic was an EXAMPLE of why you could not evaluate just >any >>pic. >> >>Of course I knew what EXACTLY I was doing using that pic. >I >>was trying to post a worst case example of focus >comparison, >>not an example of in focus/out of focus, or AF lens >>performance. >> >>P.S. I worked pretty hard with the camera to make that >pic >>just what I wanted. > >Not sure what you mean. In your post that included the link to >the photo, you wrote "Anyway, here is an example in my >Flickr account that baffles me, and surely takes my into the >realm of fear as to determining a method of checking softness >on my own." Seems to contradict what you wrote above. >
Sorry, maybe I can not write something that others can interpret any better than I can take a pic.
My intent was, and still is, that the pic in the link is one that is difficult to determine focus, and softness, to me. Nothing more, nothing less.
A SOFT photo can be obtained regardless of focus, as others have stated, manual lens, or AF.
Maybe my proposed test should include manual focus lens also!!??
Back to the original topic, a specified photo would be something others could compare their camera to, not guess, on sharpness.