Questions about Olympus OM manual focus lenses and coatings

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Questions about Olympus OM manual focus lenses and coatings

I'm looking for the best Olympus OM 50mm F1.8 manual focus lens I can get for my Olympus M10 Mark II digital camera (with Metabones Speedbooster adapter).

I've read there are single coated and multi coated versions of OM lenses.

I've read some sources saying SC is better. Others say MC is better. Which is better for a given subject-purpose?

How can I tell the difference between the single-coated and multi-coated lenses when shopping?

I shoot mostly architecture (in & out doors), some landscapes, and some people (in & out doors). My outdoor photos are usually on sunny days with a good linear polarizer.

I like contrast low enough to see details in the shadows on the walls/siding under the roof eaves on sunny days. A polarizer helps by reducing contrast by reducing highlights by reducing reflections. It also helps to have a lens that's not high contrast. For example, I shy away from Zeiss lenses because they tend to be high contrast for my needs.

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