Someone had a great idea on Fred Picker's death post. Buy Zone VI back from Calumet and bring it back to where it once was. Any thoughts on that? In my view Zone VI products are no longer what they were. While the product line may have remained the same, none of it feels like the original anymore. Almost immediately after the take over they dropped the LifeTime warranty, which says a lot about Calumet's thinking process (accountants run their business). On top of that all the good stuff that was always part of Zone VI Studios catalogs (like it or not but very informative) was gone at an instant. Results to me have been sort of like learning the Zone System by using expired materials, broken spot meter, and a hand held flashlight as the enlarger light source (with expired batteries of course). It always seemed to me Zone VI was never meant to be acquired by such a mamoth as Calumet. It was a typical small company approach to doing business, and doing it very, very well. Complemented by such a great mind as Fred's it was a success from the start. I'm yet to see (or hear) anything but positive on Zone VI as it once was. Let's get some minds (and cash) together and make Zone VI Sudios shine once more.