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It's really not that bad. I wanted the starburst that you get from a smaller aperture so I shot this at f22. But most of the time I would shoot it at f4 ... and try to avoid having the sun in the frame. Actually I do that regardless of the lens, mainly because of the contrast problem.
Actually it is very bad. Its inability to resist flare means it limit its potential usage. I have never used a lens as bad as the 7-14mm when it comes to dealing with flare. When I'm not worried about flares, then the 7-14mm lens is one of the best UWA I have ever used.