I have a spreadsheet for my normal budgeting. I summed up the cells re: photography and was surprised how much I spent. After digging in. Apart from a used medium format film camera there wasn't much in it. I have not bought a modern camera or lens in a good few years. While my overall budget was in check, it's the little things I am not so aware of that adds up, while overall it is in check I can think of other places it could have been better spent. As a hobbyist in the digital era. While I have the occasional interest in film photography I spent $1,500 on film and lab, $500 on my own inkjet printing after getting the printers virtually free with the consumables provided they were additional ink and papers, $2,000 on accessories like filters, tripod clamps etc (not the actual tripod or ballhead). I don't shoot that much film, but it's the - shoot more cos you will waste the b/w chemistry, shoot more cos the delivery charge won't be worth it to send out the slide film and then you also start hoarding film. This film emulsion is being discontinued and you end up with a few pro packs that takes ages to use up.