Well, I'm going to let the pros do their jobs. That's what they get paid for. Gotta support that economy. :D
I turned in four lenses, today, to try and get some of these focus issues resolved.
Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8 (back focus)
Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 (back focus)
KM AF 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 "D" (overall softness)
SIGMA AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX (overall softness)
They tell me the quotes will be ready by 3:30p, tomorrow (12/4/2008) and I can only hope it is reasonable.
The SIGMA is still under warranty (I bought it last January) and has been shipped back to SIGMA, under
their nickel (I just had to get it over to United Camera Repair, for drop off). In the wintertime, it
will not get the use it does during the other three seasons.
I'll be honest, I do not like that the Primes are this 'horsed up'. They are supposed to be lenses you can
count on, quality-control-wise ... sharp, razor-like AF response, while the zooms, in mass-production, tend
I am getting some varied responses from other sites concerning the KM 24-105 performance. Other folks are
claiming theirs is quite sharp ... and admittedly, I did buy it "second-hand" from B&H Video. I would
have hoped they might have inspected it for sharp focus and operation BEFORE they resold it, because now I
am dubious to ever make that mistake again. :mad: