100-400GM Quality Control

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maikin Forum Member • Posts: 95
100-400GM Quality Control

I got the call from my local camera store yesterday that the 100-400GM was finally in stock. My spouse picked it up on the way home, and as soon as I got it on the camera I knew something was wrong.

As soon as the stabilization kicked in, the picture started jumping from side to side. I turned the camera around and I could see the element in the lens going back and forth. It stopped when i turned Steadyshot off, but then autofocus stopped working. After another few seconds the camera lost connection with the lens and the F number in the display went blank.

I'm amazed this was allowed to leave the factory. Anyway I returned it and I'm waiting for another copy to come in. The guy at the store said he had never seen anything like it, especially with the GM lenses.

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Sony a7R III Sony 1.4x Teleconverter (2016) Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 +5 more
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