You can certainly throw out the impersonal development tables if you use a sensitometer to expose test strips and graph the results... It is very nice to go to the notebooks and see a graph that "fits the ASA triangle" and know that, for that film 11 minutes is "normal".... for me. And once you have a family of curves, you can go from there. Even if you didn't do Zone System notes, you can remember the roll was shot on a foggy day so check the graphs to find which one would "expand" one stop more as if N+1.
Originally Posted by David Lyga