Why Film is Awesome
I returned from the framer where I picked up my first 20" x 60" print from my G617 (which I am holding, in case you have never seen one). When I decided to get into film, I was really just looking to be able to make a few large prints to put up around the house and I love the 6 x 17 format, so this is pretty much what I was going for.
However, before I bought the camera, I wasn't too sure what kind of quality I would get out of the film. It turns out that after getting it drum scanned at 3200ppi, it is about as sharp as my digital prints at 12" x 18". When I hold my 16" x 24" digital prints up to this one, it makes me never want to print a photo from my D90 again.
This was my first experience printing on Fujiflex and, I must say, it is the real deal. I went to Ferrari Color in Salt Lake and had them face mount it to 1/8" of acrylic after printing they did a killer job. This photo really doesn't do it justice and the lighting in my kitchen isn't the best, but it looks really good in person. If you've never seen Fujiflex before, it really has this glowing appearance that looks particularly good on the reds, yellows, and oranges in the sandstone.
Anyway, just thought I'd share what I've been up to with my Fuji.
And in case you're wondering, I've been shooting Velvia 50.