Anyhow, holidays were great, really enjoyed the free time, although it made me miss being on vacation mode again. Saw Bruce from cameraobscura.ca when he was here visiting family over the holidays.
Lately I had considered purchasing a digital camera, and my number one pick had been the Olympus C-50, 5MP, really really small, good features. But upon comparing the files from this camera and other digital cameras I decided that with alot of resources invested in film cameras I didn't need a digital camera. I believe the quality is not quite there yet, it is if you can afford a nice Phase One H20 back, but for 40 grand its a little out of reach. I can still use my film cameras alot longer, its not like the resolution of film is going to be obsolete next year when the new model of digital camera comes out.
Getting a 135MB optical scan from a 35mm frame is still miles ahead of what any dinky digital camera is going to give me. Digital is fine if all you do is take pics for a website, or for making small prints, or even to just email grandma the new picture of the dog you got, but for other professional applications, unless you drop $40,000, its not worth it for me yet.