I hope that's the case! (That a good part of the irritation with the lens is resolved).You just may have solved 80% or my irritation, which may well
Make me happily keep this lens. I’m happy to buy the 24-70 F2.8 and or the 50 1.2. But this might make both unnecessary given my love for my compact 70 f2.8 (that happens also to zoom to 200).
Please let me know if / when you have a chance to check that setting and give the camera a test, if you haven't already. I'd love to hear if it helped.