Uhhhhhh... Bjorn, ever heard of 'Focus-lock'. If not, look it up in the a700 manual.
Mmmm can be a useful method but in some situations the focus-recompose technique should be used with caution. See here for details:http://www.visual-vacations.com/Photogr ... _sucks.htm
Thanks for the article. I'm glad that my long held suspicions have been confirmed. I found this particular bit very illuminating.
The error introduced by focus-recompose is greater with shorter camera-to-subject distances.
That would explain why many of my macro shots looked out of focus. I focus locked on the subject and then composed my shot. For the last few weeks, I've begun to set my AF mode to local focus, allowing me to manually select which AF point to focus on.
My shots have become way clearer and better.