Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
No but horse riding equipment is. Granted, there's a difference - horse tack is relatively easily made by a single craftsman who can work leather and rivet. Film, not so much. Still I think black and white will be around a long time, maybe indefinitely. I'll get into wet plate if it isn't.
Should the day come, please consider dry plate. Easier, cheaper, safer than wet plate. Probably less skill required than for tack making, not to mention blacksmithing! And making film is only a bit more complicated than dry plate. I make my own film and love doing it, but in all truth, I think commercial film will be around for a good long time (at least b&w.) Between the excellent prospects for commercial and the guaranteed potential for diy, there's no excuse for pessimism.