I am the grand age of 42. I have been seriously shooting since 1988 my senior year in HS yearbook. Pretty much only film until a year ago when I inherited my wife's xti. Hey, I gave it to her so why not. Darkroom for only a couple of years. Not in the last year. Took it down as I was not doing anything. Kind of a re-prioritization. Mostly 35mm and MF with a smattering of 4x5.
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When I began I had no choice. At first, I dreamt of a dream digital setup. Then I simply kept plying at analog as I could not afford the other. Then I had apparently made the jump off the deep end of film. But with family obligations I did not have the time to enjoy it and no one to really enjoy shooting and darkroom with. After Faith passed, I simplified things. I sold the cameras. I still have her old EOS 630, my mom's old camera given to her. I had shot a wedding or two with it. And I still have the darkroom gear. Couldn't sell it and that is probably for the best. I have for a just in case down the road.
As to the Canon Rebel xti? Well, That is what I use anymore if I shoot as I am not doing darkroom stuff. And I must photograph. So, I still have access to film capture and processing if I want to. For me, now, this is easier.