Hello all, I have just registered on APUG. First of all I have own up to the fact that I too, am involved in D******, and not just in the printing out process. For a boy growing up in the '60's the camera was an increasingly ubiquitous instrument of recording. It was not until I was about 16 that I began to see photography as a potential medium of self expression and acquired my first SLR. The few interesting images I have captured happened almost accidentally. And there were many moments marred by poor technique. I also became discouraged with the quality of my medium, 35mm, and lack of access to better equipment and material (I spent much of my childhood in very remote rural areas and small towns). So now, 34 years later, I am reviving my old hobby with the ambition of taking a more thoughtful approach. I have recently aquired (I'd like to think "invested in" - at any rate justified by a hopeful 10 year amortization) the Leica Digilux D2. My first digicam experience doesn't merit mention. The Leica D2 is another story but not here at APUG! I too, fine it refreshing to have found a forum for disscussing and sharing apects of film photography, and avoiding the circular debate of d****** v.s. film. For me there is no versus, they are difference ways of approaching an outcome, whatever it might be for you or your audience/market. I like the Digilux as a "point and shoot". I have a feeling though -that I will experience the most satisfaction from images recorded/made from the 4x5 system that I am beginning to put together. A primary immediate goal is to aquire some good images in 4x5 B&W. I am considering using injet 8.5x11 internegatives to contact print on Kodak Azo silver emusion. When I can dedicate more resources, I would like to experiment with various emulsions and processes on fine Printing Out Paper. I am also interested in working with color transparencies. I love my first attempts with Fuji Astia. The anticipation of picking up my color transparencies at the lab... Many opportunities in New Mexico. I am contemplating landscape, some architectural studies (many of the oldest structures in North America in New Mexico). I am a bit shy in some social settings so it will be a challange to work with the "street" genre. It will be interesting to experience subject reaction to my Speed Graphic. Gramatic magazine and Albuquerque under the Southwest sun should be a fun combo!