My A200 has been a good bit of kit, producing some really good images. However, this morning when I went to photograph the Olympic Torch it made a noise like a waste disposal unit chowing down on granite, and refused to focus. The camera was quite happy with the other lens, but as soon as I put the kit lens on then the problem recurred.
Research has shown that this is a fairly common fault with the Chinese-made lenses, which is why, I suppose, they're no longer used.
Given the considerable number of videos/web-related reports of this fault, are Sony repairing these lenses because they have a known manufacturing fault?