I developed an interest in photography way back in the 70's, I seem to remember having a Practika MTL SLR, it was a fairly basic camera and being strapped for cash I only ever had the 50mm lens that came with it. I mainly shot in black and white with FP4 for ISO125 or HP5 for ISO400 (with a ton of grain!).
I developed and printed the images myself by blacking out the family bathroom ( who knew the chemicals would rot the brass fixings!!! )
Unfortunately, by the 80's my interests had shifted elsewhere, Cars, Motorbikes, girls, etc. and the photography took second, third, etc. place, plus, by then I had a restraining order on me preventing me from using the bathroom as a darkroom!
Anyhow, fast wind to the early 00's (is that really called the noughties?), digital cameras were becoming more popular and cheaper so in 2004 I took the plunge and bought a Canon EOS 300D, picked up a few Sigma lenses and away I went, moving through 400D, 450D, 50D (all thanks to ebay), 5D MkII, 7D finally coming to rest at the 5D MkIII for a long time. At this point age was creeping up on me and I found that the 20kg of DSLR and tank sized lens was just too much to carry around so I tested the water with the Fuji X100S and loved it so much I added an X-T1. Problem is I like rangefinders so I swapped to the X-Pro2. Then decided that the X-Pro 'was not the rangefinder I was looking for' and swapped again to the X-T2. Although I loved the way that the Fuji handled, I really missed the MP-E65 macro lens on the canon, so, again, thanks to ebay I sold a lot of my Fuji gear, keeping the X-T2 with a 23mm lens (for city work) and bought the Canon 5DS-R with a bag of lenses.