I would not call myself an astrophotographer by any stretch of the imagination, just a rank amateur who likes to fiddle with equipment
Nonetheless, I bought my first telescope in 1991, a 114mm Celestron Newtonian with a wooden equatorial tripod upgraded with a 3rd party RA drive, and used a Pentax K1000 camera to take some basic astrophotos. Sadly, the results were quite disappointing (I was hoping for Hubble quality results!), wasting rolls and rolls of film trying to bracket exposures through shameless guess work then waiting several days to get everything developed only to throw away 99% of the pictures. I kept a few however that at least had a recognizable target (I'll try to dig out the pictures this weekend and post some).
And then the digital revolution happened and I started using cheap CCD cameras with equally dismal results. Now, a few decades later, I still have the Pentax camera and have been toying with the idea of giving it another try. I have since donated my Celestron to a local kid who showed genuine interest in astronomy but could not afford a scope, and substituted it with an Orion XTg-8 8" GoTo dobs as well as a rescued Meade ETX-70, neither of which remotely ideal for astrophotography, but still fun to experiment with.
Is it still worth it in this day and age to slug through film astrophotography? There are no longer any local places to develop film, so it's online outfits only, and even finding film is starting to prove more difficult and more expensive. I have to admit that part of my desire to reconsider film astrophotography is the pleasure of handling these old beautifully crafted fully mechanical cameras, something that cannot be matched by modern digital ones...