Thanks @Peder for adding this section!
I’ve been shooting pretty seriously for a long-ass time. Started off with film, got my first SLR in '98, a Canon EOS Rebel G.
First digital (anything) in 2004, Canon EOS 20D.
Since then I’ve shot Canon, Nikon (CaNikon from here on out), Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Sony, I’m sure I’m leaving something out… I’ve had stints of film, but at this point i’m 100% digital. There are 3 or 4 film cameras/systems I would love to shoot again, namely Leica rangefinders. I have never had another camera or system that was as “romantic”, for lack of better term, than the Leica M2’s I had. They were amazing. A close second was the Canon P, a really cheap old Canon leica screwmount that offers 95% the experience of similar vintage Leica for like 20% of the cost, if that.
Anyways, I digress. Film is simply too expensive and laborious a workflow for me to enjoy at this point. I could develop my own black and white, which I have, but I’d then have to scan. Scanning film is one of the least enjoyable things I’ve ever done. Sending it off to a pro lab for “scanveloping” as I call it, is like $16/roll. Add that in to $4-$10 for the cost of the film, that’s freaking pricey.
I have essentially given up on SLRs. I had LASIK done (by the Air Force) back in 2012, and it lowered my low-light visual acuity. In good light I am 20-15 to 20-20, but I have a hard time using SLR viewfinders in bad light these days. Modern electronic viewinders (EVF) are much easier for me.
I just picked up a Fuji XE1. They are dirt cheap. I’m giving Fuji another chance (did an X100 several years ago and didn’t like it). I’m shooting a dirt cheap Chinese lens on it- an unbranded 25mm f1.8 that was $74.
That is my flickr. I don’t post a whole lot, mostly use it as an alt backup location, and it’s where I upload most the stuff that I share on forums and stuff.
Last week John Vetterli (he’s not on here is he?) and I were going back and forth on FB about the Fuji cameras. He just got an XT2 which looks to be an awesome camera.
They just announced the XT20 which is a cheaper model, but still has awesome 4K video, awesome autofocus, great low light shooter.
I think I’m gonna get a lens or two here soon (tax return) and keep an eye on the XT20 for reviews. Might be my next camera.