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. Both images exposed and processed identically.
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