Originally Posted by jnanian
A good negative is quite often less dense than expected - especially if you are new to developing.
I have made some good prints from less dense negatives than these. It is surprising sometimes to see the amount of detail you can get from a light negative.
I almost always use the spot meter of my camera to determine the contrast range of a particular scene, but as it shows I still have some difficulties interpreting the reflective values of certain colours. This is something that I'll certainly learn along the way...
Originally Posted by 2F/2F
I'm looking forward to discover the wonderful world of film developing!
The difference between 12 and 13 minutes is 8%. That neg is not 8% off. Additionally, one *can* agitate for 10ag/60sec vs 5/30. People do it all the time. The reason I mention it is because it also does not look to be the source of the issue.
Originally Posted by brofkand
The shots just look overexposed to me. It looks to be printable though.
Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.