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Less than 1% of my shots (I shoot for a living) is with a far left/far right focus point.
I move the cluster of 9 pts around to do my bidding.
Well bully for you.
I take pictures. These are tools.
So do I. Lots of them. Lots of different subjects, with lots of different tools, and lots of different techniques. I know my equipment well and understand my lenses and their strengths and weaknesses. I know their inherent faults, and I know when one is defective. Others here have confirmed it, the tech at my local camera store confirmed it, and the tech at Sigma said it is a common, but not universal problem. If your lens is not defective, or it is, but your shooting style allows you to easily work around the problem, then good for you. That doesn't work for everybody, and it has nothing to do with shooting skill (I sell many, many images).
We're in charge.
That's right. And when I get a lens gets in the way of me taking good photos, I will work to determine if it is a quality inherent in the lens, or if it is defective, as I have done here.
There is NO perfect lens. If you look for faults, you'll find them. Take
more pictures and whine less...you'll be more successful.
I'm plenty successful with my photography, thanks for your concern.
I'm smarter than the lens, so who's the ignorant one
Sorry, it's still you.