Cant vote yet (cos I have less then 50 posts) but I have just started shooting on film again (some colur negs, and more B&W soon). Hey maybe I'll setup my b&w darkroom again (need to buy new chemicals and a new set of printing filters)LOL
Have 3 Oly Om-1N bodies and one Oly OM-1 (completely mechaniical) and several Zuiko lenses. On occassion I will take my Nikon system for a spin - Nikkormat and Nikon FM.
Digital - not yet lah - the size of dslr and the plasic feel of it is just not for me...still one day I may have to switch :-(
As the original thread starter stated, this was not meant to be a spitting contest, but since you started it.........
'Never' is a long time. I'll take a bet with you that mid-level digital SLR will surpass 35mm negative film image quality in 10 years or less. I'm talking dynamic range, resolution and colour fidelity, no quibbling about 'grain quality'. How about it? A case of fine Napa Valley Cabernet from you vs something of equivalent value from here in Singapore you like from me.....in March 2015.
Just because a digital image is different doesn't mean it is inferior.
I started with a range finder film-camera, then a point&shot film camera (Fujifilm), then move to point&shot Digicam (Canon A70), then today... I got a Pentax MZ-6 from clubsnap fellow. Will check my first roll results later .