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All these lenses are multicoated and match each other to within one or two 8-bit quantization steps.
Feel free to import these full-frame images on an expodisc into your software if you want to analyze them.
These were shot in manual preset white balance on my D200.
If I had to say anything, it's that they all match, and the 55 Micro is warmer by one or two q-steps when I looked at the data values in Photoshop's info pallet.
Each of these reduced images is saved at 100% quality in ImageReady, so you have the full data.
Don't worry. All of these match. A skylight filter has far more of an effect on color than any difference between any of these lenses.
The 1969 f/1.4 non-AI lens wouldn't fit my D200. It is single coated in amber. It may have been cooler, but I couldn't test it.
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