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Canon 24mm f/1.4L II

Flare into the sun and night

With 13 elements in 10 groups, we might expect some flare problems, but Canon SWC (sub wavelength coating) apparently saves the day.

Into the sun

Flare control into the sun is excellent. Veiling flare is very well controlled, and ghosting flare is diffuse and not too noticeable.

I tried hard to “force” a flare problem by positioning the sun in various areas of the frame, and did not find a way to do so: flare control is excellent.

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