Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Benskin View Post
Since there is no direct correlation between a specific negative density and a print reflection density why apply restrictive conditions to the process when they are not required.
Because it makes darkroom work easier and faster.

If you were shooting a movie or studio portraits or 2000 shots documenting a family trip would you not want your exposures to be as consistent as possible to minimize your work in the darkroom?

Zoning only differs from my thought in the point it picks to peg.

This really isn't my idea either, it's root s in Dunn & Wakefield's exposure manual.