Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
... But few people want to study sensitometry, so the ZS provides an alternative - a reasonable, simplified framework for exposure and development of the negative to support visualization. It isn't meant to be more than that.
... and, for those of us who do not have the time or inclination to devote to sensitometry, the ZS gets us in the ballpark. That's all that's really needed, and I think it is somehow better than overexpose and dodge and burn... I agree with Stephen that many ZS practitioners have a false sense of precision. There are those of us, however, that strive for precision and realize we're lucky if we get within a stop or so. That's not a reason to abandon the system or to stop striving, however,