Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
Bill, my point was not about underexposed shots, but under development.
I didn't read the very next paragraph.... That was graininess on a negative.

LP Clerc: On a print... "This graininess value reaches a maximum at that point on the negative characteristic curve where the exposure is ten times that required at the speed point according to the Jones criterion."

But doesn't that still mean we're talking about exposures falling around Zone III?

What I "think" needs to be done is to create a very flat negative which puts all the pictorial tones in a narrow range of densities - all near the density where there is maximum print graininess.

Instead of trying for the thinnest possible neg though, we want the neg to be mostly around 0.3 - so it may help to fog the film.