Hi all- I'm in the process of planning for a year trip through Asia and I am hashing around the idea of shooting film instead of digital. Personally, film is my preference for artistic reasons, I just love the look. Anyway, here is the dilemma: I am primarily a digital shooter who shoots film occasionally, but I look at the work of someone like Bruce Percy or Steve McCurry and all I ever want to shoot is film. Travel photography should be shot on film, in my opinion and personal vision. But when I started thinking out the trip at the length that I am planning, I found some logistical problems with shooting film. First of all, what happens when you run out?! If I go the film route, it will be medium format, and the camera will be a mamiya 7. I know that for sure. But at 10 shots a roll, that's a lot of rolls of film to lug around through airport scanners, desert heat, etc. Is there a way to "reload" in places like China, India, Thailand, etc? I guess mail order is an option but I'm curious to hear about your experiences with this. Another issue is that I'm planning to do some "off the grid" work with like Tibetan nomads or live out in the boondocks in Thailand for a month at a time. And lack of electricity comes into play here. I've seen the solar panel options out there for recharging batteries and stuff, not too expensive either. Digital is not real well suited for this kind of thing on a longer than a week basis I feel though, as I will need to recharge batteries and laptops, etc. and digital cameras are bit more fragile in these environments I feel unless you're swinging a pro dslr. but I would be curious to hear your perspective on this and any solutions you all have come up with. Weight and size are also a problem, whether digital or film. I won't be lugging a pro dslr anywhere, I did that already through the mountains of Peru, and never again. It will be a 5d mkiii or a fuji rangefinder. The mamiya is large I know, but not that much heavier, and is still fairly unobtrusive for street shooting, although the slow apertures worry me. But the image quality! My last and final dilemma is editing images. I want to be able to process images while abroad, as a way to show people at home where I am and what I'm seeing. I've considered going the film route and adding in a Fuji x100s or something, but then I have to decided between two mediums all the time and I would rather just commit to one. I'm interested to see if there are any effective solutions for mailing film back and having it processed and scanned so that I can edit from abroad. I'm really just looking for thoughts on traveling long term and into off the grid environments with film (or digital I guess) from people who have done it and can address some of the concerns I have here. I realize that it's a personal choice, and I have no desire to discuss "which is better" artistically, only the logistical aspects of traveling with either in the ways mentioned. It will also depend on style of shooting, and that's also not something I want to discuss, or expect anyone to really be able to help me with. That's a lot of verbiage. Thoughts?