Hello to everyone at APUG.
It great to find a site dedicated to film. My interest in photography is mainly colour slide film (Ocassionally some B&W). I like to shoot Landscape, Nature and Still Life. Up until recently I have used manual focus 35mm gear but have now aquired a 4X5 large format which I use for landscapes. The quality of 4x5 is simply stunning, I find my self using 35mm a lot less now though I still find it has a use (particularly for macro close ups).
I do not own a digital camera mainly because I have not been impressed with the image quality obtained from these devices and I think film is a safer storage device. I also don't like sitting at a computer for hours fiddling with images in photoshop and maintaining a relentless regime of image management which you need to have if you own a digital.
For printing however I can see the benefits of going digital and for colour work I think digital prints have proberly surpassed the quality of conventional analog printing methods (Cibachomes still look great). It think its great that photographers can utilise the strengths of both technologies today to create beautiful prints.
I look forward to contributing to this forum.