Quote Originally Posted by Dan Daniel View Post
As I remember the Zone System, yes, the idea is that 18% gray card is 18% gray print.
That's an really interesting question. I don't remember reading about this relation anywhere.. just.. expose for the highlights, contrast for shadows, when printing.

In my example, to bring grey card down, I'd have to use more contrast (more exposure would darken the highlights), but then I'd have really bad separation in everything under zone V. I'd lose the delicate light and shadows, and the print would look way to harsh.

I have another negative with same exposure but 20% shorter development time. I still need to print it to see if there's any difference.