Originally Posted by jacobjuul
I am curious if the flaring issues are there when using the hood?
Yes. I only use the hood. And w/o any filter to give it the best chance possible.
It really is disappointing to have flare resistance as bad as this for a lens as expensive as this.
The last shot posted above shows how bad it is, before you try to cook the image by boosting contrast and the curves to cut through that haze.