Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
I don't think so. Jim shoots TMY (perhaps now TMY-2), so he's probably got lots of straight line curve for highlights regardless of increasing his exposure. Jim?
I find that I get deeper blacks, and for some reason a nicer print color when I use my combination 300 watt light bulb and space heater. But if you can't tell any difference, I'll try a smaller wattage. Those 300 watters are getting hard to find. Thanks for the tip.

And you're right about TMY. It has a lot more straight line than any paper can handle. Its characteristic curve is quite similar to that of Super XX. Personally, I wouldn't trade TMY or TMY-2 (I have both) for Super XX. I'm astonished that so many photographers prefer a non T-grain film. T-grain seems to me to be quite the superior technology.