I remember when I thought Photography would always be film, chemicals and darkrooms as I remembered from my childhood. I couldn't imagine it any other way and mostly I always had a darkroom and most of my expendable money payed for film, paper, chemicals and the occasional new lens or camera. Although most of my life I made my living by working in fields other then, but allied to photography, I always approached how I did things in a professional manner when it came to equipment and print production, always being careful to process and print with archival methods. W hen digital cameras first came on the market I saw them as very expensive toys. The Nikon DCS 100 was a 1.3 MP camera and cost $13,000 in 1991 and was good only for newspapers, or so I thought. I remember that in 1991 $13,000 was the cost of all my equipment in total. 2003 I brought a Fuji S2 Pro it was 6 MP and cost $2,400, It was a Nikon mount so I had lens because I was A Nikon user. I could get 36 raw files on a 256 MB flash card that cost $250.00. I had two cards so I was always having to run home and download the files, it took forever to download 36 files. I thought that camera was wonderful and made some very large prints from it that looked better then anything from a 35 mm negative. My son now has that camera as I moved on from it.
Today I use a Nikon D700 but mostly a Sony A6000 which is so small and light that is no burden to carry, most all of the photos in 2015 and 2016 come from the Sony.