This feels funny talking about me but here goes. My first serious camera was a used Nikkormat in 1966. It took many fine shots in Europe that summer when my wife and I went to Europe as an exchange student, Those days the exchange was 4 Marks (now Euro) to a US dollar. I shot transparencies right out of the gate. I stuck with 35mm for 35 years with Minolta SRT 102 (which I still have), up to the latest and greatest Nikon F100 and the D100 Digital SLR (which I have for sale as I write this).
I was introduced to Large Format 18 months ago and have never looked back. I bought a new Wisner 4 x 5 Technical Field Camera and used it on a trip out west with Joe Englander. What a piece of junk!!! I traded up to a sweet Linhof Technikarden TK45S. What a joy to use this.
My step son has the same camera and we are planning another trip out west this fall.
I am so glad to know that all you people are out there to help me with whatever jam I can get into with my picture taking and picture processing. I have setup a nice digital lab in my home to process our shots. It was fun up until I had to come out of retirement due to a severe financial reversal. However I am confident all will be well and will continue learning about film and it's processing and printing.
Thanks for letting me join.