The 24mm World Cup Final
Canon 24mm f1.4 L v Nikon 17-35mm f2.8 v Olympus 24mm f2.8
Flare & Ghosting / Internal Reflection: Part II
That critical 20 minutes of blue light (following the grey half hour, which follows the golden hour) favoured by architectural photographers demands a lens that handles point light sources, such as streetlights, with aplomb. This particular aspect of flare control is dear to my heart, so there follows a comparison which may not be of general interest. There is a 'next' button at the bottom of the page.
For those who care, the Canon renders point light sources with an eight-pointed star at apertures from f4–f16. The Nikon produces a multi-pronged, finely-spiked starburst even at moderately wide apertures. The Olympus just glows.
Perhaps more meaningfully, a close-up (100% actual pixels) view of each shows that the Nikon is retaining better contrast in its flare halo, winning this round not only because it's pretty but because it captures more information.