Quote Originally Posted by veedub472 View Post
I guess all I was trying to say is that if I've developed the film for too long then information that should've fallen at a mid-tone value may have been shifted up in density value as the curve became steeper/gamma or contrast index increased - In the end I have lost mid-tone detail. The lower gradient that should have been produced by correct development contains the ability to capture a wider spread of exposure values in the mid-tones.
Adjusting the development of the film (+ or -), changes the relationship to the paper, how much info from the negative prints. You do not loose detail on the negative.

To print the mid tone detail you may need to adjust your printing process. Say change your peg, or burn and dodge, or ...

How are you pegging exposure for the print?