Quote Originally Posted by hansbeckert
It would be more accurate to say that Kodak disagrees with the book. Adams did not have the benefit of access to the large body of research that Kodak had conducted over many years. That research indicates that observers (expert and non-expert) prefer 1:1 ratio of mid-tone reproduction. This is mentioned in the quote above. The zs ignores this principle. As such, many zs images look 'wrong' to the eye. 'Contraction/expansion are the term used in the zs, and it's simply wrong to do it.

All you have to do is forget you ever heard of that book, the zs, or Adams. That's the first step to recovery.
ITS TRUE I TELL YOU!!!
ITS ALL A GIANT CONSPIRACY!!! AND A PACK OF LIES TO BOOT!!!

Michael Scarpitti is correct...Last night when I put on my tinfoil hat to communicate with the Acutol Gods in space they told me that Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, JFK and Ansel Adams were all involved in the Evil Rodinal Plot to take over the world of photography...
They also told me that Michael/Hans has been sent to us to show us the error of our ways and that Acutol must be the new god.
Furthermore, from this point onwards, no one is permitted to have an opinion unless Michael/Hans allows one to. There will no longer be room for personal artistic preference.

ALL HAIL MICHAEL/HANS AND ACUTOL!!!