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Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II

17 November 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

9. Ghosting and flares



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Looking at the photos below and taking into account the fact that we deal here with a huge, convex front element we can write that there is no tragedy. Of course the situation is hardly perfect - flares can be caught both on the smaller sensor and on full frame no matter what aperture you use. However, you can notice that there are slightly less artifacts near the maximum relative aperture and they become more pronounced on stopping down.

Wide angle lenses don’t have it easy in this category and the constructors of the first version of the Samyang 2.8/14, which showed huge flares, knew to their cost. Only after introducing a new, improved version of that lens the work against bright light was changed into acceptable and could be compared to the performance of the Canon.

Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II - Ghosting and flares

Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II - Ghosting and flares

Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II - Ghosting and flares

Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II - Ghosting and flares

Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II - Ghosting and flares

Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L USM II - Ghosting and flares