Hi. My name is Craig and I've just joined the forum. I would classify myself as a returning photographer. Which means that I used to be a very active amateur until I noticed that I couldn't buy the film I liked anymore. And then there wasn't any convenient place to have it processed. And pretty soon, it seemed more trouble than it was worth.
I bought my first Canon SLR in 1980-ish, a AE1 which I ran thousands of rolls of film through. It was an excellent camera (I still have it, in fact) in terms of quality, usefulness, and it was sufficiently manual in nature that I had to learn about what fstops were, how they impacted depth of field, etc. I love this camera.
In the mid 90s I bought the EOS Elan IIe. Now we were talking! Auto focus, auto this, auto that....my kids were young, so I splurged on both the 28-70 and 70-200 L lenses. I love that camera as well.
Well, like I said, pretty soon I was down to either mailing my film to a lab or trusting the teenagers at Costco, so I kind of just fell away from it.
I thought about going digital, but was put off by the non-full frame Canons, as I wanted to use my EOS lenses without farting around with calculating what the actual focal length was, etc., and I wasn't going to spend 3500 or so on the 5D. So I didn't do anything for years.
Since people like to share pictures, I tried scanning my photos, but with fairly lousy results. And good god, they took up space. And how do you print them? So I bagged that.
But I have several trips coming up to places I'm unlikely to return to, so last night I ordered the 6D. It's supposed to arrive tomorrow.
I'm going to spend a lot of time here because I have gobs of questions. Like how ISO on a digital camera maps to film ISO. And should I shoot Raw or JPEG or what?
Anyway I'll be lurking and asking questions.
Nice to meet you all.