Performance of A7rIII with the 200-600 lens

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I currently own the A7rIII but shoot mainly wildlife & birds in flight with canon gear. I'd like to get the Sony 200-600 lens and shoot birds in flight with the A7rIII instead. Only thing is that I've seen and read some less than glowing reviews of this combination. Does anyone here use the 200-600 with the A7rIII? and how does it perform?
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AlphaWorld

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There are some people having trouble with the A7R4 and the 200-600, but I hadn’t heard of problems particularly with the A7RIII. I would recommend using mechanical shutter, though; the A7RIII can show rolling shutter when using pure electronic shutter.
 

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I currently own the A7rIII but shoot mainly wildlife & birds in flight with canon gear. I'd like to get the Sony 200-600 lens and shoot birds in flight with the A7rIII instead. Only thing is that I've seen and read some less than glowing reviews of this combination. Does anyone here use the 200-600 with the A7rIII? and how does it perform?
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Jilldwr
Just make your Sony purchase from a vendor that offers 30 day returns.
 

jilldwr

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30 day returns are not offered here in Toronto. 15 day returns are but they only give a store credit which sucks.
Just looking for some hands on opinions before I take the plunge.
 

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Just make your Sony purchase from a vendor that offers 30 day returns.

I am pretty sure the folks linked on this board all offer the 30 day return. B&H are good as is Amazon. Adorama has been good, too. I've also read very good things about KEH on this board. KEH is for used gear.
 
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I am pretty sure the folks linked on this board all offer the 30 day return. B&H are good as is Amazon. Adorama has been good, too. I've also read very good things about KEH on this board. KEH is for used gear.
My experience is the same as you have stated. I live in Atlanta Ga where KEH is located and have had great success in reasonable trade in prices or buying used equipment that you cannot tell has been used, and they do warranty their used products. Very reputable company.
 

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