It is more likely i am wrong somewhere in the process. Ill try to be a little more specific about my current process.
No bellows factors. Everything is far enough away.
Meter: canon 500d + 300mm (75-300 zoom)
monocrome setting, spot meter.
Iso 400 overexposes. Iso 200 better, looking to fine tune it further. For the purposes of this exercise, my meter will be set to iso 200.
Camera 4x5 (shen hao, but i dont think that is too important)
film: hp5 400
lens: 180mm shenider on copal shutter.
i also use filters. I use the filter on the meter, no further compensation takes place. I meter. Plan my zones based on iso 200 for 400 speed film. Preview on the camera back. Checking my tones.
checking the negatives, the shadows seems good. Then again im not the most experienced to judge.
Final result prints. They seem quite off. I lose a lot of shadow on the prints. The prints that used the iso 200 setting on the meter are better than the 400. but there seems to be room for improvement. I want to shoot closer to the mark.
I apreciate the help fellas.
(typed on a phone. I apologize for typos)
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