Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
I'm not sure I'm following the dichotomy of film speed and exposure. Why wouldn't they be different?
Having a well defined speed point is important when exposure placement needs to have a very specific relationship to the films toe.

For me its more about "am I on the straight line somewhere?".

I'm not suggesting shooting wild or without thought where important detail might be lost, just that an exact correlation between placement of print tones and the placement of tones on the negative is not that important to most of my work. I'd even suggest that that is true for many, many people.