This is my first post as a part of my first camera forum. I am somewhat familiar with forums and am excited to join this community. I have shot (recreationally, although occasionally for pay) since 2008 entirely digitally. I enjoy shooting portraits but that is partially do to my inability to really capture how beautiful landscape is. About 9 months ago I moved into a new space and had all my camera gear packed up. I had been shooting less prior to the move. My digital routine had become somewhat monotonous. I ended up not unpacking any of my digital gear. Instead I pulled out two cameras that have been given to me as gifts. Anyway, I have decided to solely shoot with my Yashica D and Canon F-1 for this next stretch of my life. This is quite a different step as these past couple years I have been a Canon DSLR snob. I say that not as I looked down on others gear - I just always liked having what I thought was the best. Being someone who enjoys the raw therapy that comes from hands on repetition (I can carve wood all day. By no means am I a talent but it sure feels good.) I decided I wanted to be involved in as many steps of pictures creation as I could. Friday I had a bit of an impulse buy. An ad on craigslist popped up for darkroom equipment and having always wanted one I jumped. For $125 I received the following. Beseler 45mxII with Zone VI color head, GraLab 451, 3 Safe Lights, lots of paper in various sizes (opened but in box and plastic - still any good? what's the shelf life on paper?), trays in an array of sizes, 4 lenses, tongs, string with clothing pins, 3 sizes of negative carriers, beaker, chemical bottles, 35mm casette, two magnifiers, two darkroom books, and a collection of tiny others things that aren't coming to mind. My first question is: For $125, did I do alright? As said earlier - I just jumped for it. Second question: In darkrooms you have used, what do you find yourself most thankful to have around the workspace? Anything from a radio to a product you enjoy. My last question: If I am developing the D and the F-1 is there anything else I need to get? Thanks! Appreciate your time and thoughts! Thanks again!