Quote Originally Posted by pierods View Post
But then I go back to my original question - faces in my photos look already in zone 6/7 (and shadows are fully developed).

Are my dev times too long then?
Ok, unless you are shooting and viewing slides, this isn't a surprise.

Negative films have a safety factor built in and one stop under exposed isn't a problem in many instances. The scene brightness range has a lot to do with this too.

Your printing process may also be dealing with it "automatically".

To get more specific we are going to need more detail.