So, I'm a photo hobbyist who's been shooting about 40 years. As expected, most of those years were spent shooting film and, specifically, 35mm almost exclusively. And somehow, I never developed a roll of film in my life. Always thought, "someday I'll learn that and play with it." Then digital came along, and developing film got further from my mind as I did less and less film work. Over the years, I've always enjoyed collecting antique cameras. Most were inexpensive and I never intended to shoot with them. Then I got a Mamiya C330 for the collection, along with a couple of lenses, and I remembered another thing I always wanted to do: explore medium format photography. I bought some film and shot it. Thing is, the nearest place that can handle 120 roll film is two hours drive (each way) from where I live (out in the sticks of Northern Michigan). And it's about $20 a roll for developing and a set of 5"x5" prints. It got real expensive real fast. And then I remembered "someday I'll learn that (developing) and play with it." I did some research, read up on how to do it, what supplies I'd need, and ordered them online; Tank, dark bag, thermometer, timer, chems. They were delivered this week. I practiced the spooling in the dark bag with a sacrificed roll of film several times, until I felt really confident and comfortable with it, and last night I developed my very first roll of film, shot earlier in the day with the Mamiya. With much anticipation, I opened the tank and pulled the film off the spool and hung it to dry and have a look... I was pretty much giddy to see the images on the film, and patted myself on the back for demonstrating my uncanny ability to follow very simple instructions. So that's it. No longer a virgin here! I scanned them with my Canon 8800F, and put them up in the B+W forum here: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/black-white-gallery/179349-my-first-home-developed-film.html I know this is old hat to most of you film folks here in this forum, but I just had to tell somebody!