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Flare control is outstanding in general (e.g., including the sun in the frame), but it is is possible to generate flare by deliberately choosing the worst possible situation: light striking the lens that is not image forming.
This is a crop from the top left corner at about 50% of actual pixels. The rest of the frame is seeming unaffected (personal photo, so not shown in entirety).
The lens shade was mounted for this image. A deliberate attempt was made to induce flare by placing the sun just outside the corner of the frame, thus allowing extremely bright non-image-forming light to strike the front lens element at an acute angle.
Blocking the light with the tip of a finger or recomposing just slightly eliminates the flare completely.
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