The intention of my post was to tell about the great advice I got from Steve Hendrix. I felt that his advice was accurate, honest and to the point.
That MFD didn't work for me is another issue, fully unrelated. But, it is also a part of the story. Another part of the story was that I really enjoyed the experience, but I don't feel that results justified the expenses.
On the personal side, I could feel no pride in spending a lot of money MFD. I just felt ignorant, irresponsible and stupid
. I guess that you should never buy against your best judgement. I was quite a bit skeptical going into MFD and I got far more skeptical using it.
I can't disagree on the technical end results Erik but as an amateur a lot of the pleasure in my photography is the shooting experience and that, for me, is where the Sony falls flat on its face.