Here is a scan of a shot made witha Mamiya M645.
There are several issues I feel I need to work on but starting with the first one...how to get blacker blacks?
I used Ilford Multigrade IV RC paper with a Ilford 3.5 contrast filter, 14 sec. exposure. Dektol as the developer for 3 min.
My enlarger is a Burleigh Brooks 670 that no one seems to have heard of before. I used a Fujinon f/5.8 90mm lens.
I tried using a #4 contrast but the print actually turned out lighter. I also increased the exposer time and the result was just darker not blacker blacks.
My wet print experience is limited so I am in the beginner learning curve.
Is this a paper choice or a developer choice issue?
When I scanned the negative and made a digital print, I was able to get blacks I liked.
I also attached the digital scan of the negative.
Before anybody goes nuts, I am trying to learn to print in the darkroom not discuss the digtal print. I only post it as reference to the blacks.