Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
The point I was actually making was that you can make a crude judgement on severe-over and severe-under exposure based on how the mid tones look when the darks and highlights are printed to look appropriate.
Not necessarily, in many shots I do I expect to burn or dodge a bit to change the relationship of say the face (and other subject matter) to the background.

As long as the background and the face (and other subject matter) have fallen on the straight line portion of the curve my camera was acceptable.

Printing test prints to both pegs, background and face, is needed to see if there is a problem with the film exposure. Printing one peg or the other only shows "what the paper saw" in relation to that peg.