An extremely wet walk to the local camera shop revealed a cabinet of inexpensive EOS film cameras. Russell, the owner, like me a Nikon shooter let me just play away. Once I twigged that using the zoom was the reason images weren't coming in to focus, I was very impressed with the EOS650 he had - nice bright viewfinder which made focus very straightforward. Plus good size in the hand, not heavy and inexpensive complete with 35-70 kit zoom. So bought that as an inexpensive way to try it all out.
Now to explore the adapters.
Film amateur with a few rangefinders - Leica III, M2/M3, Werra 3 and Zeiss Super Ikonta 534/16 medium format.
Apart from that have a Rolleiflex 3.5F, the odd Minolta XD7, Hasselblad 500cm, a Topcon Super D and an Intrepid 5x4 large format (not the half of it but I am clearing them out, honest).
I do all my own black and white developing at home.