Well Dan, thanks for the replay . I'm still confused
how the two prints on the one 5X7 make a test strip.
Are you stepping the exposer on each print?
I usually guess-timate a first least exposure then after
rotating the paper give a second exposure half again
longer. Often one sheet with the two exposures has
me in the ballpark and I'm ready to go with best
estimate to 5x7; one exposure.
What sold me on the method is having ALL of the
intended print's image available for evaluation.
I believe the method to be two or three birds
with one stone. Dan
Ok Dan, haven't tryed that,What do you do when making larger
prints than your two mini's , re guess-timate or somehow
calculate print exposer?
Going up from 3 1/2 x 5 to 5x7 calls for a near doubling of
the exposure. If one of the "minis" is close I add or subtract,
as the case may be, some little exposure from that near
doubling. IIRC, that is the same procedure used by
those making test strips.
Once THE correct exposure has been determined an enlarging
meter will nail it for larger or smaller prints. I've an Ilford
EM-10. Darkroom Automation offers a much more
refined unit. Dan
Thanks Dan,now it is more clear to me.I dont have a enlarging meter but plan to get one soon,probably form Dark room auto.herd some good things about their unit.See your point in printing the full neg for evaluating the print as a whole.