PhotographyBLOG mentions that Ilford is having trouble. I was a big fan of their black and white film for a while; I loved Delta 3200, even though it was happier at 1200-1600 then at 3200. Most of my favorite B&W shots were on Delta 3200.

They’ve apparently been pushing their way into digital photography with a line of paper products, and they’re a big OEM supplier of inkjet ink, but that doesn’t change the fact that their traditional product line is dying.

I’d love to have the time and money to shoot black and white film, but I’m happy enough with the results of running digital images through Photoshop’s channel mixer, and it lets me deal with color filters after I shoot, not before. Maybe someday I’ll get a 4x5 camera and go back to B&W, but it’s not going to be this decade.