Had my first serious outing with this new macro lens. Yes it has soft edges and fringing yet what it captures is very unique.
Getting true 1:1 requires a 5mm distance from the subject and when combined with a large DOF (say f/22) becomes a true challenge for any photographer hand-held, i.e. subjects fly off and getting good focus requires precise back and forth movement.
At the end of the day, it's about getting out and having fun which this manual certainly provides. Recommended for those fun seeking photographers.
This first image with the green fluorescent flying bug (name??) was an exciting moment so without hesitation I moved in as I couldn’t wait for the bug to pose.
FYI – Threw in two images using Topaz Impressions for an artistic painted look.