Hello everybody. I'm Mark and I like film. Late into photography. Learned to develop and print at school but never had a camera of my own. Got a digital camera 5 or 6 years ago (now 33 or maybe 34, I forget), then a digital SLR when they became affordable. Couldn't bare trawling through thousands of near identical, unexciting images whilst not being able to bare to delete any of them "just in case". Bought a Stereo Realist from eBay in the US. after seeing some B&W stereo photos at a Lartigue exhibition and couldn't believe what I was seeing... like standing in a smokey cafe in Paris in the early 1900's. Knew I had to have one. After shooting a few rolls, realised my photos were so much better with a lot more thought and got shot of the digital and bought a Bessa R2. I also have an EOS30 that rarely gets used in favour of the Bessa and I hope to be shot of it soon to make way for a medium format camera. And, as of two weeks ago I now have a darkroom with a 2nd hand Durst M70 so that I can get rid of the middleman altogether and that's how I came to be here. Saw someone mention APUG on the http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/ forums. Oh, and I live near London. Thanks.