Great... go full steam ahead. I didn't get the impression that you were quite that organized or, for lack of better word, profesional. Why are you sweating equipment, then? Insure your gear if you can and keep affordable back-up gear in case something gets damaged or stolen. Bring a friend (or friends) to watch your back, and use the gear you are already familiar with. I assume you are happy with the results you get from your current gear. If you want to go retro for "artistic reasons" then ignore that suggestion.
Originally Posted by laroygreen
Interestingly, I have similar interests but it seems like we are complete opposites: I do not fit into the rougher neighborhoods I sometimes shoot, I don't worry about getting my wallet or gear stolen (because I tend to be so cautious that I'll be long gone before the bad person gets near me... unless he jumps from a rooftop while I'm standing on the sidewalk below)... and I shoot only film with very limited experience with digital and histograms, etc. All I know is that histograms are interesting but (for me) provide so much data that I get distracted from image making.