Why is the SLT-A58 so cheap, any obvious reasons?

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Why is the SLT-A58 so cheap, any obvious reasons?

Oleg L K wrote:

In the older A100+ generation the focusing error was _not_ a malfunction of a specific camera, but exaggerated tolerance in the design and/or production. You are either lucky or not at the time of purchase. If you are unlucky, there is nothing you can do. The camera may focus with 2-3 lenses you checked in store, but then you buy another lens and you eat it.

Interesting. My a58 has spot on focus with 2 out of my 3 lenses. I can follow F1 cars driving in diagonal to or from the camera and get a burst of clear shots in continuous AF, I can take macro shots with AF and not be able to do significantly better with MF and focus peaking.

However, my 50 f/1.8 has issues. I went to Sony store and tried my body with another 50 f/1.8: no problem at all. I tried it it with the 50 f/1.4 and the 85 f something (1.4?) wide open, still spot on. So I assumed the issue was my lens. Are you saying it's a body issue and it would work fine on another camera (not talking about an a77 with MF adjustment)?

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