Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
In particular, the notion the Zone System leads to perfect negatives that require no burning, dodging etc. is preposterous. The "perfect" negative is one that contains all the information you need to make the print you envisioned or "visualized" when making the photograph.
this is exactly rightandshould be taught as the first commandment of the zone system. this would avoid much confusion from the start