Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post
As an example, let's say that you are outdoors. Your camera has a Busch Rapid Aplanat lens, circa 1904.

What would you do with the lens to control scene contrast? Say on a sunny day, or a cloudy day.
As uncoated lenses go, that one will have extremely good contrast as it has only 4 air-to-glass surfaces. I'd use a compendium shade, sunny or cloudy and not worry, it will give excellent contrast.