what I'm wondering, is based on Ralph's post, how is a lens used to control contrast? Lets say you have just one lens, either "antique" or "modern." What would be done with the lens to control contrast? And I don't mean swap out, I mean lens technique.
depending on the lens, different apertures,f/stops may give different image contrast, but beyond that, there is very little contrast control with any given lens, i'm afraid. tne other question is:how do you want to measure and quantify lens contrast? how else would you compare lenses and their settings?