Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stanworth View Post
For 35mm and 120 users, making fine negatives is not always possible due to inevitable compromises that are made at the time of exposure and development.

... and poor negatives make for a skilful printer who will really sing when dealing with good negs!
That is just plain bad info.

Making a fine negative is a choice regardless of the film format. We don't have to compromise, we can choose to sacrifice the majority of a roll to get that fine negative anytime we feel like it. We can run whole rolls in each lighting setup. There are lots of ways to get fine negatives from roll film.

As to printing bad negatives making me a better printer, IMO, only in the sense that I learn how to shoot better next time.