Hello APUG! I have been following this site for a little while as I begin my new pastime of film photography and I need a lot of your help. About me: Level of useage: Hobbyist 1-3rolls per month Format: 35mm B&W with aspirations for 35mm IR Education: 1 year high school instruction. I learned basic technique but the details were rarely covered. Location: Around NYC Subjects: Most of my previous photography was landscape. Having recently moved to NYC I would like to learn cityscape/ architecture and people. Equipment: I took my father's camera bag and don't know how to fully utilize half of the accessories yet. In my bag: Cannon EF 35mm body (bought in ~1975) Cannon FD 50mm f1.4 Cannon FD 28mm f2.8 Cannon FD 200mm f1.4 Vivitar Zoom Thyristor 3500 Flash Vivitar Automatic Tele Converter 2X-4 Kalt Color Burst Filter Vivitar Soft Focus Filter Sunpak (R2)Red-25 Filter Tiffen Close Up Lens Set +1 +2 +4 Filters Tiffen Haze 1 Filter Sicor UV Filter Specific questions: Will the Red-25 filter be sufficient for beginning IR, or do I need something darker? Where in Westchester County, NYC or Northern NJ can I rent darkroom time at a reasonable price? My apartment is not going to work for making a home room. Thank you all for any comments on my equipment or any advice.