My trusty Sony 18-250 which is usually on the A580 as used by the wife is playing up.
The focus ring rotation has become sticky and causes the connectiong drive pin to pop out of the slot. Same issue in the other bodies.
So it will be going somewhere shortly for a service.
I'll report back on repairer and quality when I get it back.
Only a Tamron 16-300 left sadly. Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I've branched out to someone who does and I'm very happy.