I have a shoebox in my bottom drawer which I call the "screw up" box. I put about 45% of the 4x5 negatives I expose in the screw up box. This weekend, I was reviewing some of these and comparing to my notes....I came across a few that looked pretty good except there was absolutely no detail in the shadows. I looked in my notes...sure enough I had exposed the shots at around 1:30 in the afternoon on what was doubtless, a cloudless summer day here in No. California. The scene brightness probably spanned seven, or more stops... There were several shots that day from different lenses. Some modern multicoated and some only single coated. I got to thinking about the older single coated lenses and how the internal reflections result in more light in the shadows...maybe one of those would have produced better results in situations like this? Sure enough, the images from the single coated lens held some detail in the deep shadows areas. Are modern, multicoated lenses too contrasty?