In field work I noted some unusual and highly destructive flare behavior with the Leica 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Elmarit-SL ASPH. Accordingly, I assessed the Leica 16-35 across the focal length range on the Panasonic S1R.
More than ordinary flare is at issue.
This piece is essential reading for anyone considering the Leica 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Elmarit-SL ASP—I would say worth the subscription price by itself for anyone considering the 16-35—make any buying decision after reading.
Includes pairs of images at various focal lengths, shaded to block sunlight versus unshaded. Each pair can be toggled for comparison. Lens hood in use for all.
I can’t be certain that my analysis will apply to all L-Mount cameras, but since they all share the same flange focal distance and all digital sensors are reflective, it seems likely.