A1 Ibis issues: Final Update.

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f1point4andbethere Regular Member • Posts: 410
A1 Ibis issues: Final Update.

Many users have been asking me for a demonstration of how I use my A1 so that they can check if they have the ibis delay issue, so here it is:

*This is my final effort on this issue. I've been very vocal about it, and I'm exhausted. From here I will be using my A1 only as a backup to my A7III until there's a solution. * The ibis system on both A1's I've had is often delayed by several seconds. This occurs with both stills and video, though it's easier to demonstrate using video.


To see the issue using stills, see here: https://youtu.be/i1vOtBBF1Ug

To see how the A1 compares to the A7III with the same use, see here: https://youtu.be/VropyiFk3AY

To see a comparison of my first A1 vs the replacement A1, see here: https://youtu.be/kcr5zPu8vSU


I don't believe my usage of the camera is outlandish. I have had this issue with both my original A1 as well as the replacement (used in this video) that Sony gave me. Many users say they do not have this problem, though there are also a growing number of users who do have the issue. The fact is, we don't know yet just how widespread this issue is.

It occurs with all non-stabilized lenses, and happens roughly 50% of the time for me during normal use. If your A1 does not have this problem, that's great, but please don't be dismissive or minimize the issue for those of us who do. Please understand that the issue is very real for some A1 users, and there is currently no solution.

This is not an attack on Sony. In fact, I am thankful for Sony's customer service so far, and still love everything else about the camera. Please understand that this is a big issue for some A1 users though.

Lenses that we've tested:


35mm GM

135mm GM


35mm 1.2 DN

85mm 1.4 DN

135mm FE

105mm Macro DN


45mm 1.8

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Sony a7 III Sony a1 Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art +3 more
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