Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
Would HCB have used a digital camera if available in his time? Almost certainly. I prefer to use film, even in this digital age, but the image however produced and printed is what people judge. Although images produced by historic techniques still have their place in the world of art.
I've no doubt HCB would have used digital. He hated the darkroom and never did his own printing after he could pay someone else to do it, and digital would have enabled him to shoot in lower light, with faster shutter speeds, maybe autofocus might have helped him do his work "only more so" in some cases.

Ansel was interested in the future and wondered what digital versions of his images would look like and almost certainly would have used it. Whether he moved completely to it would be a very different question from HCB, I think.

Weston - somehow I doubt it but it's an academic question.