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    Infinite shots

    If I gave an infinite number of Leica II cameras to an infinite amount of monkeys with an infinite supply of film. In an infinite amount of time, would they be able to produce a shot like the Puddle Jumper?
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    Possibly.

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    Yes. But the chances are the same as if a monkey randomly banging at a typewriter were to hash out the complete works of Shakespeare.

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    If you've ever heard HCB describe how he got the shot, I'd say yes.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    If you've ever heard HCB describe how he got the shot, I'd say yes.
    I would say no.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Infinite possibilities mean that it's possible. In fact, if the universe is in fact infinite, another photograph just like the one HCB made, DOES exist somewhere out there.
    So, what are you getting at?

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    Monkeys with Leicas.... god I need to get some sleep or something
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    If they are flying monkeys yes capucin monkeys maybe. Howlers not with a leica but with a spotmatic yes.

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    I thought for sure we'd already discussed this...


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...p-himself.html

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    The answer is both Yes and No. Here's my thinking.

    Given the lack of time constraints the monkeys could possibly evolve into something called humans and one of them would eventually produce a photo like puddle jumper. So the answer is Yes. But on the other hand you could give all those 7 billion Humans something called the internet and blogging software and wait to see if any of them could produce something like the works of Shakespeare. So far that hasn't happened so the answer is No.

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