Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
Dodging at a different contrast grade is a definite advantage to split grade printing - the thing is a royal PITA with single-filter printing.

Burning at a different contrast grade can be easier with single filter printing. If the burn is to be at other than #00 or #5 then two burns must be performed, and figuring the ratio of the two split-filter burns can be a bit of a nightmare.

Burning at an intermediate contrast grade with split filter printing is more easily done with fixed filtration.

For production printing, running off a set of 20 identical prints for instance, it can be easier to find the fixed contrast grade equivalent exposure once exposure and grade have been determined with SG techniques.
I agree. Split-grade printing has no advantage unless you dodge and burn. It is head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to dodging, and with burning-in it can even be a disadvantage.

For doing a lot of burning-ins at contrast extremes, split-grade printing is fine. For edge burns, which are mostly done at base print contrast, split-grade is not ideal. However, with an under-the-lens filter set, one can easily do both.