I tripped over last weekend and hit myself in the head with my F-1. I think I must have concussion, because since then I’ve had a desire to shoot some APS – in fact I ordered half a dozen rolls of Kodak Advantix… not something I’ve shot with since 2000. Now I know APS has bad reputation now, and I fully agree with all of it - 35mm and Digital are much better formats. However if you take away the serious photographers and just look at the family happy snappers – it WAS very popular at the time (and cool). I’ll admit that I loved it. My first camera that was actually mine was a Fuji APS model. It went everywhere I did and I shot hundreds of rolls of film through it. I enjoyed every minute of it, and to my teenage mind I had some great pictures to show for it. It gave me my ever-lasting love of photography (what almost killed it was a Pro Photographer friend of my mum’s telling me that I ‘wasn’t a ‘proper’ photographer without an SLR and selling me a Minolta X-300 that I had no idea on how to use – resulting in very poor images and a complete lack of enjoyment - but that's another story). So over the past 15 years of reading about how crap the format was, and seeing how much general hatred it picks up – it surprises me, as that just wasn’t my experience with the format, in fact I still have a B&W image of my wife taken with that camera on my desk. So I thought I’d give it a go again, to experiment and just to see if I’m just looking at it through rose-tinted glasses, and it is crap, or if it is still what I remember – fun. I’ll have a go with my old Fuji camera first – but then I was thinking of getting one of those Canon IX or IX7 SLR’s to see if shooting through a decent lens makes any difference. I’m also wondering on how much I’ve actually improved. Will my knowledge of Composition and exposure and Light etc. – actually result in better images than the one’s I made 20 years ago? Anyway – Just thought I’d share my ramblings – there’s no other point to this other than I’m at work and bored witless. Cheers!