I started in photography almost forty years ago, in the age of film. I got my first digital camera in 1999. It took awhile but eventually digital quality improved to the point where I gave up my film cameras. I didn't think I'd ever shoot film again. But in the past few years I discovered one could get some very nice film cameras for a fraction of what they originally sold for and still in excellent condition. I know there are practical reasons to prefer digital but as an amateur, someone who photographs for pleasure, I don't have to be practical. And these cameras have an elegance and ease of use that digital can't begin to touch.