Hey Elden since you brought up 35mm I started taking pics with my dads Argus C3 when I was a kid then bought one for myself after high school. Now theres a camera, nothing point and shoot about that brick, you learn all kinds of stuff when you have to, otherwise all your shots come out really really really bad, I had to get in the habit of writing on all my outgoing film that I really did want all those crappy prints back otherwise how would I know what mistakes I was making, I know the clerk at the photo shop Dad and I used to go to thought I was nuts but once I mastered that camera I was much better at any of the easier cameras. I still have both mine and my Dads cameras, a small zoom lense, a flash rack that weighs more than the camera(and a couple boxes of bulbs to go with it
) our light meters ,tripod ,and the case to carry all that stuff in and tray after tray of slides to look at a remeber all the good days chasing trains with Dad. someday I will give it all to a museam I guess. I now have a Minolta that will do more and is easier to use but not nearly as much fun.
Cheers Joe M.