I'm not positive but I believe Rich's photo was taken at a smaller aperture. I would guess F8 or F11.
Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac
That makes a significant difference in sharpness, and both Sonnars perform exceptionally at that aperture.
The Sonnar's signature, to me, is the way it draws extremely sharp photos stopped down and draws the creamy, impressionistic out-of-focus areas at wide apertures.
Makes it such a versatile lens you can take it anywhere. And attached to a Contax, a real pleasure to use.