diglloyd publication
Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents
Nikon 16-35/4 VR and 17-35/2.8 (not to scale)  
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G

Color Rendition Compared to Older 85mm f/1.4D

The lens coatings of the 85mm f/1.4G are a nice improvement over the 85/1.4D predecessor, which like many older Nikkors suffers from a bluish haze that is particularly unattractive under the forest canopy.

The new lens coatings appear to offer not only better control of ghosting and veiling flare, but greatly improved color rendition. These effects can be less obvious in sunlight or other quality lighting, but under some conditions the effect on color can be very noticeable, particularly overcast or shady conditions.


Nikon Capture NX 2.2.6 at Standard. Both images exposed and processed identically.


Article continues for subscribers...

If you’re already a subscriber, CLICK HERE TO LOG IN

diglloyd Advanced Photography

diglloyd Advanced Photography includes hundreds of pages of exclusive coverage and high resolution, Retina-grade example pictures detailing Canon and Nikon DSLR bodies and their lenses, with in-depth analysis of sharpness and contrast, color, bokeh, vignetting, distortion, MTF, and flare. Also included is a wealth of in-context technique and workflow insight. Since 2006, diglloyd Advanced Photography is the authoritative review and on-line reference for discerning Canon and Nikon shooters. Subscriptions cost $ per year.

  1. Explore the table of contents
  2. Check out Lloyd Chambers’ Blog
  3. Subscribe today!
85mm /1.4G

diglloyd Home Page | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | Contact
Copyright © 2008-2015 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.