1) First SAR owners tests posted on SonyAlphaForum (Click here). Louis Berk: “Bottom line, this is a very sharp lens, with very nice colouration. It compliments my A7R very well and I suspect it will also be very good on the upcoming A7RII. The AF to Manual override is very well thought out, you pull back the focus ring and it engages the distance scale. The scale itself is not only very clear but shows both the distance and the macro magnification factor (e.g. 1:1, 1:2 etc). The focus throw is large and very accommodating for macro purposes. The focus is very smooth but in my opinion not stiff enough. This means it is easy to overshoot your target but I expect with practise I will become more accurate. Viewfinder magnification and focus peaking are automatically engaged when manually focussing (although the magnification is a preference set in the camera and can be turned off). From these samples I cannot fault the image quality, the colouration or the ergonomics of the lens. But beware it is a very big object and will take up the space equivalent to a large zoom lens in your camera bag.”
2) Gustav posted some early shots at Dyxum: “this new macro-lens is really great , the built-quality is very good , i love the AF-MF ring , when you push the ring to you ,you have MF , when you push back (to the sunhood) you have AF , very easy to work with…the price of the lens is high ..very sharp picture`s even in low light ,normal with post-procesing in RAW you must sharp your picture`s to a level , now it was almost already there.”
3) The Japanese site Yodobashi also poste a review with amny nice image samples.
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