What value for Zone VIII with POP paper?

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What denisity (in terms of a densitometer reading) is best for Zone VIII when printing on POP paper?

-- William Marderness (wmarderness@hotmail.com), March 11, 2000


You are going to find that "normal" negatives will print like mud. Give your negatives at least an extra stop of exposure and develop at N+1 or N+2. You want high contrast, and Zone VIII should be beyond 1.8 (perhaps as high as 2.0 to 2.4).

-- Chad Jarvis (cjarvis@nas.edu), March 12, 2000.

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