Originally Posted by Ko.Fe.
You are missinformed.
Here is bulk bw film. More cheaper than any c-41 film. And here is hc-110 and some other developers which lasts for years.
Not to mention what conversion is not looking as good as real bw film.
You are not getting c-41 temperatures instant, it takes time to get to this temperatures, so it is not fast.
If bw fixer and developer to be used at same dilution as c-41, then bw is just as fast. Five min to develop, two minutes to fix.
You have D for your homework.
I've read this several times and unfortunately I can't help but to interpret it in a condescending tone (grading comment at the end.)
To each their own.