Before writing this blog, I sent a copy of the photos to Sony AU for their technical support team to have a look at. In fairness, they did say that until they can test it themselves. Anyway the lens has been sent to their Service Centre for testing. UPDATE: I was informed that they will just replace the lens. I don't know why but it is another 2 week wait.
I must admit that the lighting conditions are tricky and I probably should not be shooting at wide open but I never expected this from a $1200 USD lens!
Here are the photos I am talking about and you be the judge.
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