i love doing b&w photography.
my go to used to be an olympus om1. great camera i owned since i was about 10 or 11 ish back in the early 80's.
i always developed my own film, that was until i upgraded to my first play with digital.
i bought myself a canon 1ds and a handful of lenses; however i also bought an adaptor so that i could run my old olympus lenses on the canon body.
sure it meant i had to forego all the automatic focus etc and all of the exif data stated i was using a 50mm lens (due to the chip on the adaptor), but i was used to setting focus myself anyway and the multi point focus system on the 1ds didn't really interest me anyhoo.
this opened up huge opportunities to use all the olympus kit i had, including extension tubes and filters etc.
with a reverse adaptor to go from the olympus to canon i was able to use some of my add ons then revert back to the canon lens on the end.
generally nowdays i don't bother with the om1. i can do all the processing i need in bright light rather than a dark room, if i decide i don't like my processing work i can go back and re-do it as many times as i like rather than possibly ruining a film.
i tend to switch between my 1ds and a canon bridge camera (cant remember the type number) which has a 50X zoom lens.
the bridge is good for snapping and not having to carry around a bag of lenses or a camera the size and weight of a domino. the 1ds i tend to use for serious portraits or long night exposure work.
i would love to upgrade to a 1dx but find it hard to justify the price tag.
however i do miss the times of dipping chemicals and photosensitive paints. i even had an old bottle of uranium liquid used for pulling out more details from under-exposed film....
those were fun times that i look upon with fondness, yet i don't miss the time it took.