that was a different time. machine gunning back then probably meant shooting more than 24 frames in a day.
to capture the decisive moment HCB might be hammering 10 fps or shooting video.
i know ansel adams would be a lens testing, pixel peeping measurbator and a monster with photoshop .
What you say goes against everything HCB was about. And how do we know this? All ya gotta do is read.
Adams would have perfected a zone system for digital and still be shooting large format with a digital back.