I started my quest with photography and film at the same time earlier this year with a $6 Konica Autoreflex T3 full mechanical 35mm. Picked it up at the second hand store because I like peculiar obsolete stuff in general (think open reel tape decks, record players, 70's stuff) and the sweet sound of the shutter meant that I had to own it.
Found out a couple of days later that film apparently still is wide available and has many fans online; why not try to shoot a roll? Did it once and decided to bring it with me on summer holiday through Europe. Great colours, I especially like the Fujicolor C200 for the saturated greens and Agfacolor Vista 400 for saturated red/orange hues, just much more interesting and exciting to use film in general. Gonna have a go at slide film when spring arrives.