a7R IV Focus issues with A7r4 and 200-600

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mapleleaf56

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Hi all
I have the A7r4 and I am looking to purchase the 200-600 for bird and wildlife.. I have been reading that there are some issues withe the A7r4 and the 200-600 with regards to focusing. Have any of you come across this issue and if so what was the problem and has it been fixed.
I’m hoping to purchase the lens this week but have for now become hesitant.
Your help and advice would be greatly appreciated..
 

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Hi all
I have the A7r4 and I am looking to purchase the 200-600 for bird and wildlife.. I have been reading that there are some issues withe the A7r4 and the 200-600 with regards to focusing. Have any of you come across this issue and if so what was the problem and has it been fixed.
I’m hoping to purchase the lens this week but have for now become hesitant.
Your help and advice would be greatly appreciated..
I have no idea but a purchase with a 30 day return policy might give you comfort.
 

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I have no idea but a purchase with a 30 day return policy might give you comfort.
Unfortunately I don’t think any Canadian retailers offer 30 day refund.
Henry’s and Vistek offer only a 14 day return and refund..
 

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Unfortunately I don’t think any Canadian retailers offer 30 day refund.
Henry’s and Vistek offer only a 14 day return and refund..
Well Keith, I'm betting you could evaluate it within a week. Welcome to the Forum, BTW
 
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There has been so much written about this. There were issues with the early batch of bodies, seemingly with the sensor being incorrectly positioned, but mine has been spot on from day one. There is a lot of user error too. I think a lot of inexperienced people expect perfection from the outset, but are using the wrong focus mode, shutter speed, or any other factor. This is an advanced camera, you can't put it in P and expect it to be right.
Anyway, trust me, there is no issue and you will be fine.
As a side note, to back up my first part. A friend had an early body, had all sorts of issues, and sold it. He later bought another body and has had no problems at all.
 

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Well yesterday I pulled the trigger and purchased the 200-600 to go with my A7R4.
I’ve only been able to use it a little today because of the weather but I am not noticing any of the issues I was concerned about….
 

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Might be worth searching - I saw a report on another site that changing one setting (I don’t recall which) fixed things for at least some people.
 

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