Originally Posted by Corran
I just remembered that some years ago I did a quick test of all my 50mm lenses on my M9 to see the differences of rendering and contrast. I found the images and luckily had some notes about what lenses are what. Here are the two Sonnars, both wide-open:
Thank you so much, Corran. This was exactly the comparison that I was looking for!
And yes, It seems that the main effect that I noticed is caused by lower contrast wide open. Not a bad thing per se, but when the low contrast wide open is combined with flare from a light source, the colors and contrast really get washed out.
When I look at your second picture, the way the coated Zeiss-Opton remains higher-contrast wide open is what I am searching for.