Fellow Apuggers, I'm a dyed in the wool split-grade printer. Usually, but not exclusively, I'll determine the G.00 exposure first and build the shadows in later. Sometimes, when dealing with a low contrast image, I'll figure the G.5 exposure first and build the highlights last. Today, I printed a very low contrast image. The G.5 exposure was set at 20.1 secs but subsequent testing showed a G.00 exposure of just 4 seconds . Luckily, my Stopclock pro is accurate enough for this not to be a problem. My point (eventually) is, when making your exposures in this way, make sure you give yourself a long enough G.5 exposure to give yourself a long enough soft exposure. Regards, B.