When I bought my first LF camera about four years ago I was on the receiving end of quite a few opinions by those who knew me. The most common thought was that "This was just a phase and would not last. Give him a year or so of carrying that thing around and he'll be back to 35mm in no time!"
Well I have demonstrated that this is not the case. In fact if anything I am really catching the LF bug. I am now seeking out a larger (8x10) camera and have just started down the road to Pt/Pd printing.
So I am curious.
How many of the people here have been doing this for quite some time and how many are newcomers? Has anybody given up on LF?
Perhaps for you old timers a quick blurp on "How it all began?" might be an interesting touch. Just for the record I am 48 years young and still packing that gear sometimes 5 kilometers into the mountains and back.