Film is not digital, therefore concluding that underexposing is a good thing because it worked with film shows a total lack of understanding of either media. If you expose to the right, the image on the back of the camera does of course look overexposed; but that is not how you should judge the exposure. It's the histogram that matters. The final image is not on the back of the camera, that is very useful for judgeing composition, focus, dof, contrast and for showing your mother-in-law, but not for exposure. If you want an image that is dark, you should expose to the right and do the rest in post processing. If you just make jpegs and have the drug store print them, then you may disregard what I am saying.
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