Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
One represents a relatively "thin" negative, the other a relatively "thick" or dense one.
The two film curves are identical. The luminance ranges for each example is from Zone I to Zone VIII or seven stops. Both exposures are keyed to Zone I. Seems to me that if the film in the two examples is processed to the same contrast index, has the same exposure placement, and is shooting the same scene, the results should be the same. Since they don't seem to be, there's something else at work here.