There's something about the take, wait and surprise of film photography, that it holds my attention. And especially with the lo-fi and toy cameras, the particulars of framing and setting the controls correctly, that engage your brain if you are trying to capture an image you imagine-on film.

For black and white films, of recent times, I usually develop with ADOX' Rodinal, otherwise in this century it is probably T-max developer, D-76 stock, ADOX silvermax and now even Cinestill Df-96 monobath liquid developer. In the 20th century, it was some variety of D-76.

For color films if developed by me, it was probably Cinestill or Arista liquid concentrates, or some type of news journalist powder mixtures.

I only use around 30 film cameras-mostly medium format Holgas(8) plus one Holga 135BC. I have 1970's SLRs from Nikon, Canon, Ricoh and Olympus, and a couple of the more recent, nevertheless old, Canon Eos Rebels, a Lubitel 166+, three Dianas, 2 of 120 format and a mini, numerous other Lomo cameras, various Kodaks: Brownie Hawkeyes, Trimlite 48 110, 35AF1 and different box cameras. In addition, a good number of other odds and sods film cameras like the toy Debonair, FED 5B, Zorki 4, Zero Image pinhole and old Polaroids I have loaded with smaller sheet film or some type of roll film.

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