It's great to meet you - and, Tom and Gary, it's also great to meet some more 'locals'. Guess it's a sign of the times or something that this is the first real chance I've had to meet photographers in my area - on the Internet!! So the 'Digital Age' is good for something...
Yes, Ben, I have excellent taste - in cameras anyway! My first decent camera was a Canon AE1, which I've had for nearly 30 years and it still works OK. If my T90 and Mamiya 645 last as long I'll be very happy.
Whereabouts in Scotland are you from? I'm from Cheshire originally but lived in Perth for 5 years (1995-1999) before moving down to Essex, where I currently live. I loved Perth and, for that matter, most of the rest of Scotland. It was only work that dragged me back south of the border or I'd have happily stayed there permanently.
I used to have a Mamiya 645 but always hankered afyer something with an interchangeable back - so I've eventually settled on a Bronica SQ-B with 40mm, 80mm and 150mm lenses. I'm aiming to spend some time around Aldeburgh and Thorpeness in the coming months. I'm not really too knowlegeable about Suffolk. Are there any other spots worth a day trip over winter.......?