This past week I was up in Minnesota for a business trip, and I took my D3 and some glass (why wouldn't I?) and we took a cruise on the beautiful Lake Minnetonka which left right around golden hour, and before we left the dock I decided to test out the flare control of my newest addition to my lens collection, the amazing Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 Ultra-wide Angle lens. It has a nanocrystal coat and a bunch of ED (enhanced dispersion) glass in it to reduce flare and ghosting, and let me tell you...it works like a dream. The picture below is a picture of a ship next to the one we one SHOOTING STRAIGHT INTO THE SUN! The incredible part is there is only a VERY slim strip of flaring at the bottom left of the image!