On this website: http://www.photomarketing.com/dailynews/nl_main.asp?dt=6/11/2007 i read the following article. You can find it down near the bottom of the page. Film SLR lenses shipments in Japan exceed numbers from last year A new trend in Japan is 35mm SLR users are continuing to buy lenses that are compact and have higher zooming ratio, says Photo Trade Express, a trade weekly. CIPA statistics show shipments of lenses for 35mm cameras are exceeding last year's shipments. DSLRs that are still limited in the number of models as well as total shipments may not logically support continued growth of lens shipment. "Those who own a 35mm SLR and those who recently bought a used SLR may be using their cameras with new lenses that offer improved features and quality," an exec of a lens maker speculates. Some specialty stores in Japan that handle both new and used SLRs say: "Not all of hobbyists are committed to digital. Recurrence to film is obviously taking place." From the manufacturer's viewpoint a Canon executive is quoted saying: "It would not be easy to let 35mm SLR lovers convert to digital. Shift of advanced amateurs from analog to digital is rather slow-going." Judging from information they get daily from consumers and from the statistics on lens sales, manufacturers probably realize many hobbyists are not quite satisfied with DSLRs and consistently think that only the film renders the colors to their liking, reports Photo Trade Express."