Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
The big downside to split grade printing is that it gives you sod-all control over the midtones. For this reason photographers tend to abandon the technique as they gain more control over materials and processes.
No offense intended Nicholas but that's ridiculous. Once you've nailed down your base exposures midtones can be adjusted by dodging during either the 0 or 5 exposures and then burning in with 0 or 5 later on. I've found it an incredibly precise way of controlling all aspects of a print, including midtones. Simply a different way of getting there.

Of course I'd be happy to show you prints that demonstrate this should we meet up again.