Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post
Bruce Barnbaum makes a strong case for placing the shadows on Zone IV.
His video makes an important point that it is important to give shadows sufficient exposure.

I was actually talking about something different, the calibration to print grade. Grade 2 is the traditional standard. I aim between Grade 2 and Grade 3. (Because Grade 1 paper is not available).

I was wrong to bring that wild idea into this beginner's conversation. My unusual tactic is relevant only for large format on graded paper.

For roll film, I have seen advice to develop to N-1 1/2 rely on variable paper grades instead of variable development times. I would recommend following the advice of someone who has adapted the Zone System for rollfilm.