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    John is not a BTZS user. Standard 1 degree spot meter/Zone System.

    And I'll mention again he uses mostly Nikkor glass - just because Mustafa seemed to like his prints even though for the most part they aren't made with German lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by baachitraka View Post
    'Quiet Light' - John Sexton.
    Thank you for the correction!!
    The books of John Sexton
    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    Adams, Archer, Minor White, Phil Davis (and many others) offer a rational method to expose film, nothing else.
    It's not a method to take interesting photographs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    John Sexton is an expert at the Zone System having worked as Ansel's assistant for several years. I have never heard him mention BTZS.
    Sexton makes great art. I love his work.

    I found the AA's zone system and a few books on the subject: Chris Johnson, Minor White (nice, small, and to the point) were much easier to digest than BTZS and I have a copy here. At the time I was most interested I did not (nor do I know) have access to a densitometer and it matters for this particular process. Nevertheless Phil was dedicated to this work and it makes an interesting read if that's your cup of tea. While nailing a perfect capture will always challenge in reality the choices become limited through personal experience.

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    Just another voice to stress an important clarification, which has already been made in this thread: John Sexton does not use BTZS. He uses the Zone System, pretty much as described in AA's "The Negative."
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    Thanks Rafal, That's an important note.

    I'd like to point out that photographers, as a class of artists, have some teachers who ALSO are/were amazing artists of their own merit.

    This can blur the line between craft and art because some of our technical references ALSO contain fine examples to look at.

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    Bill, that's a wonderful thought, thank you. You make it clearer why learning from someone can be fulfilling because of their technical prowess, or their artistic achievement, ideally both of those. But occasionally one may meet a good teacher where those don't even come close to each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dali View Post
    Polyglot, don't waste your time feeding the troll... This guy is hopeless.
    He's been here about 7 years, and is a subscriber. I'd hardly call him a troll. I do think he is way off base, concerning his preoccupation with everything Leica, though. I've always found his German vs. Japanese lens beliefs to be absurd. But, a troll, no.

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    Hopeless romantic, maybe - but always a pleasure to see a new thread from Umut... Never know what he'll be thinking of next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    He's been here about 7 years, and is a subscriber. I'd hardly call him a troll. I do think he is way off base, concerning his preoccupation with everything Leica, though. I've always found his German vs. Japanese lens beliefs to be absurd. But, a troll, no.
    Eddie nails it again.

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