I agree with you, Fabrizio, but this is a mainstream newspaper article -- for most people, a photograph is something they take with their phone or a digital point-and-shoot; among professionals they mostly use digital even though they know people are still happily using film.
Therefore, I think this article is useful for bolstering the use of film -- it shows it's still being used to people who probably would not have known that. Also, it presents a big advantage of using film, and it does so in a sympathetic way of writing.