Hello. I have started shooting 120 film again (scan-digital print). It's been interesting going back to antique processes. I find it a fun sideline but tedious for serious shooting. I develop my B&W film myself and send out the colour. The quality of the colour processing is now on the whole poor, it is nearly impossible to get a dust-free scan and apart from having to be careful not to touch the chemicals (I'm now really allergic to them even though it's 40 years since I last developed film) the big drawback for me is the limited palette, for want of a better word. I place strong limits on what I will do to an image, but I want those limits to be further down the processing pipeline than at the point of capture. With digital I can easily shoot enough frames “in the field” in order to realise what I visualise in ways difficult or impossible with film. Christoph must be getting better results where he lives and with his scanning than I am able to achieve.
Good luck to you making your own digital negatives and doing alternative processes. I am quite keen to try that as well. Especially as my two film cameras are a 1915 Kodak Autographic Special and a 1911 Thornton Pickard Imperial Pocket Folding. The files have a look that would suit early techniques.
Rob- you hit the nail on the head with your final comment. But I have to say that what I mean by now finding film tedious is that it sucks. But I rather suspect that is not a very polite term, so I have come up with the following synonyms: tiresome, wretched, execrable, unsatisfactory, perverse, miserable, inadequate. Wrong. Feel free to use any of these terms for referring to this post.