Quote Originally Posted by AndreasT View Post
This got me thinking, while I agree with you mostly. Wouldn't you say if there is a need for compensation, there is generaly more harsh light which gives more contrst in the scene. So that when compensation does reduce local contrast it wouldn't be that much since there is more to start with.
A wide subject luminance range does not imply high local contrast, just high total contrast. In any case, I want to clarify I'm not advocating against minus development. I'm just trying to get people to think more about what they are doing, why they are doing it, and what is actually happening (or not).