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Very much improved!! The third from top seems to be very sharp. Good luck with your surgery. I hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery>
I'm going to do just that (remove the protective filter and test). One other person mentioned the filter and I dismissed that concept. I appreciate you looking carefully at the pics and sharing your analysis.
MIke Thanks for letting me know you read my post.
In photo second from bottom, with bird standing on the ground, focus is not a problem. The bottom of the photo is very fuzzy, the top of the photo is very fuzzy, where the bird is is where the bird is is sharpest. Even if focus was off, something on the ground should be sharp. It is not. Is the problem camera shake? It may be contributing but I have never seen camera shake that affects edges of photo differently from center. Things near edges are doubled, or tripled but not near the bird. I suspect filter or lens in that order. I had a bad UV filter that would not let me get a sharp photo with an SX50 at full zoom, replaced filter problem cured. I would set up and shoot a still subject with the camera on a tripod, manual focus with auto focus off, and 10 second timer shutter release until I had isolated problem.
Sorry for the double post.
Thanks for posting. I have been wanting to see examples.
Thanks for posting. I have wanted to see examples.