Black & white film is going strong (with Ilford reporting, fingers crossed, year on year increase in sales and new film stocks such as Bergger and Ferrania being introduced), color negative process is still showing signs of life, but on the trasparency side I hear only bad news.
I do enjoy shooting a couple rolls of Velvia a year - spring flowers and autumn leaves look better in color than B&W, and the Velvia tones are legendary - but I am becoming worried about the availability of processing. Tetenal and Fuji are rumored to have stopped / severely reduced production of development kits. Not to mention that the prices of Fuji films seem to go only up.
Is the E-6 process still viable, or is it time to learn to learn working with Ektar?
(I do not plan to develop color at home, and I print color electronically).