I am officially converting from digital to film. Long story short, i do not want to pay the money to keep up with digital. Plus, being a design engineer, im sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours a day, and i do not want my hobby to be behind a screen. Fortunately, I didnt have too much invested in my digital gear, being a canon rebel xt with the 18-55 kit lens, 75-300 sigma, and my pride and joy of my lenses my canon 50mm 1.4. All my software is open source im a linux user. On ebay, I bought a canon elan II and a Durst F60 with Fexicon 50 and 75 condensing lens, Beslar 75 and 50mm printing lens, OEM film carrier for 6x6, generic 35mm film carrier, polycontrast filters: pc1, pc 2.5, pc 3.5, pc 4.5. Both for around 75. My local photography shops stock Ilford film, Ilford paper and the chemicals/lab supplies needed. With all this being VERY new to me, im very excited to learn and grow in this hobby.