Hamish suggested that I write up a recent experience and I ended up here from 35mmc. I've lived in various metro-areas in the USA and now reside about 15 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I'm retired. I started my photographic journey with a borrowed camera and a class in high school. I subsequently purchased an SLR (and a darkroom set-up) and shot a lot of Tri-X. Life intervened and photography became a thing of the past until I started a job where the guy I replaced was also the company's photographer. So, there I was again. In the past decade plus I've collected a number of digital cameras of various formats as well as copies of my two first film cameras.