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The Zeiss Batis line is designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras: Sony A7s, Sony A7, Sony A7 II, Sony A7R and follow-on models. Accordingly, the lenses are fully electronic as with any Sony FE lens offered by Sony.
One implication of this fully compatible support is behavior in Adobe Camera Raw that insists upon correcting lateral chromatic aberration (LACA); the user has no choice in the matter. Hence any lens assessment of the native LACA behavior must use some other raw converter. Many vendors have now adopted this strategy, and Adobe seems intent on enforcing it in ACR. This behavior applies similarly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Fortunately, neither distortion nor vignetting corrections are auto-applied by ACR, at least as this was written in mid 2015.
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