Just a few simple snaps going by the following criteria.
1) That the camera be held as steadily as possible so that the composition and eye-activated focus would not be changed.
2) Camera settings be unchanged.
One very important point I would like to note:
The Eye Start AF works best with the subject centred in the viewfinder. Optionally, hold down the shutter release button halfway to lock the autofocus(whether centred or not) and adjust the framing as you like.
The first image(on top) was done using the technique mentioned directly above the photos. The second photo was tricky. I had to keep looking upwards for quite a few seconds and attempts. At first I thought it was because of my spectacles so I re-tried without them but the results were similar. In the end I 'aimed' the lens upwards a little to let the middle of the entire background to be centred.
To answer the question many have been asking
: Centering the subject kinds of = pressing the shutter button halfway. From my use of the camera so far, it doesn't select the focal point around 90% of the time. And that remaining 10% of the time, it was probably
that my subject was near the centre. Although, on a few occasions, one of the viewfinder's autofocus point markers(not the one in the centre) lit up but nothing was focused on.
: The Eye Start AF is helpful for times which require immediate autofocusing e.g. sports, high-speed subjects but tends to be unreliable(doesn't work 100% of the time.) Also, some users may find it irritating as it will activate the focus if anything is in front of the viewfinder. However, it can be switched off. In the event of needing to pay more for it, I would recommend not any more than USD$50.
Your fellow CL reviewer,
P.S.: All feedback from everyone, including current Sony Alpha users most certainly welcome!