As many of you know (and thank you for all of your help), I have embarked on the adventure of developing my own black and white film. The chemicals and large order of film arrived yesterday, and so I wasted a roll as quickly as possible in order to get to the developing. The negatives themselves seem pretty soft in the blacks. I know they were exposed correctly- would this indicate underdeveloping? I suspect my developer was a little cooler than 75. These are scans of Ritz prints from the negatives (sorry, no film scanner yet and yes, these are the worst scans ever). Please excuse the horrendous blacks. Nikon N75, Arista Pro II 400 (Agfa APX 400), Clayton F76+ Fruit in my living room: Leaves in the back yard: More leaves (still prowling the back yard trying to waste film): If anyone of you sages would like to share some ideas on getting better darks on the negatives so there wouldn't need to be so much correction in printing, feel free to share. I'm going to try some Tri-X in a little bit with more careful monitoring of temperature.