Digital Fencewalking Part 63 - Battle of the Bulge
The March edition of the UK mag Black & White Photography has an interesting statistic both Kodak and Ilford reported their 2002 black and white film sales had increased over 2001 that both Kodak and Ilford were at a loss to explain why.
My guess cameras have deeply invaded the low ground, people taking snaps of Edgar & Martha visiting the grandkids, and the expensive high end of journalism and advertising, where quick turnaround and color are at a premium. But the B&W market remains pretty unaffected, for examply the reasons I've stated before light, affordable cameras are clunky, the fast, useful ones are too expensive and heavy. For the folks who were doing B&W before the digital onslaught, there's really a minimal reason to change.