Not quite true, I did some when I was stationed in Italy from '69 to 73.
I have purchased a Bessa R, and will shoot mostly B&W, scanned into PE3. I have pretty good control of the digital part.
My problem is, I want to develop the film myself. My house has a septic tank and I want to keep the bugs in it happy, so no dumping chemicals into it. I had given up on the process, but have been reading about Diafine on this forum. This seems to be a solution (no pun intended) to my problems. Keep using it for a year or so, then find a ecological way to dump and start over.
What about Fixer? How can I handle this? I like available light work, so will probably use TriX. At what speed?
If this works out, I will try learning bulk loading and save some coins.
Thank you in advance...John