Quote Originally Posted by AndreasT View Post
So theoretically if we keep the ISO speed, add in flare we could be alright.
If I look at the latest graph from Stephen we need to decrease exposure using the ZS model, but we would need to increase development to compensate the higher zones.
You were right the first time. If you place shadows on Zone I, they will fall around where you think Zone II should fall. The shadows will fall above 0.1 density.

Now you can't really get the shadows to fall to 0.1 density by decreasing exposure. You would have to drastically underexpose and it will hurt the picture. So accept the fact that "flare helped the shadows come up".