Noob from Australia says hello!
Hi all, i've just joined this terrific forum and i'm pretty overwhelmed with the amount of information on here.
I've just recently got into film photography after a short experience with it at school where i learnt to develop film and make prints etc (about 8 years ago now).
I didnt touch a camera for years until i got a DSLR a couple of years ago that re-ignited my interest in photography. I had alot of fun with it, and i liked most of the results i got out of it, but found myself becoming more interested in older cameras, and the distinct look and advantages that film can offer (well in my opinion anyway).
I dont know why i begun to like older cameras, but i just did, and found myself buying an Olympus OM2n last year. Since then i've been hooked. I now have way too many OM bodies (6 now), and for some silly reason i keep looking for more. I just love using them.
Earlier this year i discovered the workd of rangefinders and that opened up a whole new range of cameras for me to spend too much money on. I started off slow with an Olympus Trip i bough for 1 cent off ebay (i know they're not technically rangefinders), i then bought a couple more for a few dolalrs, and the floodagtes opened. I now have two Olympus SP's (a black one and a silver one), a Canon P, and too many others that i dont even want to think about right now. Most recently i bought a Bessa R3A and have been using that for most of my photography, im very happy with it.
A couple of months ago i made a mistake however. A friend of mine lent me his RB67 and im afraid that i've fallen in love with medium format. I keep trying to convince myself not to get a Pentax 67 and a TLR (for some 6x6 action), but i dont know how long i can hold out.
I started uploading some of my shots to my website and flickr, but my scanner has now died. I think i need to make that a priority before spending any more money on cameras. I'll see how i go.
Anyway, enough rambling form me. I hope to learn alot on here and hope i can one day offer some advice or information in return.