Sometimes I can't help but play "Devils Advocate"...

We too have the "what if I tried..."syndrome. With our "group" the things that become "fashionable" or popular are not necessarily things that are new, but rather things (processes, materials etc.) that are being "re-discovered".

Example: "Book of _ _ _" I'd bet that quite a few of us could fill in the blank with the word Pyro without having to sacrifice a single brain cell. Pyro is a perfect example. It started off as a small group of hard core fans, and, with the publication of Book of Pyro, then the selling of the "Pyro Kits" it has really taken off. A good thing, don't get me wrong. I too use Pyro, PMK, but what's new now in the Pyro scene??? ABC for contact printing, PMK only for roll film that will then be enlarged. All of a sudden the ABC bandwagon is getting up a head of steam, and there is nothing that can stop it. Again, I too will be trying ABC, because...hell, why not, what if what is being written is true? I sure as heck don't want to miss out on it. And my order has been placed for a box of Azo as well....another popular subject these days. But in this respect, I have doubts as to wether or not i can achieve the results I'm looking for with Azo, due to the tone of the paper, but again, I'm going to give it a shot.

I love shooting, and probably expose as much film or more than the next guy, but the quest for a better wheel is part of human nature, and has less to do with wether you are using "modern" techniques, or "traditional". Atleast that's how I see it.

But heck, what do I know....