Samyang 12mm f/2.0 flares badly in the sun!

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jonikon Veteran Member • Posts: 7,381
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 flares badly in the sun!

I find the Samyang 12mm f/2.0 lens frustrating as it flares badly whenever I shoot in the direction of the sun. Indoors, and shooting away from the sun it is fine, but if any sunlight hits the lens the image is ruined by flares. I can't tell you how many images have been ruined by these flares. It's too bad because the lens is quite sharp in the center and decently sharp at the edges at f2.8. So now it has been relegated to an indoor lens only.
I never had this problem with a Sigma 10-20mm lens mounted on a Nikon DSLR.
Is this a problem with all UWA mirrorless lenses, or just this one? How is the Fujinon 14mm f2.8 in terms of flare resistance?

Sun flares with Samyang 12mm

Sun flares with Samyang 12mm

Samyang 12mm with sun behind lens

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