Lens looks clean (almost like new) and finder image looks okay, but I see what you mean on the farmers market photos. I’m guessing that was caused by two outside factors—it was pouring on and off that afternoon, and I likely wasn’t wiping off the filter adequately between shots, and 2—Fomapan is known for its lack of antihalation and “bloom” effect.
I don’t see the same on the TMax shots, especially the first headshot taken directly into the sun’s direction.
On the subject of lenses though, good to know the 50/1.4 isn’t appreciably different than the 1.7 other than the transmission. While contributing to an earlier thread on faster lenses, I was surprised to learn that the current crop of 1.8s and 1.4s from other makes are significantly different formulae.