>I had an F100 and an LS4000. I have a D1X. They both do a >great job. What do you want, strip sirloin or filet mignon?
I once heard that excelent is enemy of good. I guess what I want is to be able to enlarge to say 3' by 3' with enough quality to hang it on a wall. But then again, this would be only if a take a realy great picture, which hasn´t been the case so far, and unless by accident I don't see it happening in the near future.
I guess I'm asking too much for a 35mm. Any how, I'm still undecided to either keep my F5 and purchase the SuperCoolscan or sell the F5 and purchase a D1x. If they both have pretty much the same limitations as to enlargement, the D1x would simplify the process of geting pictures into a PC, but then again the Coolscan is cheaper.
I'm confused, I guess I need a psychiatrist with expertise in photography
Hello Fernando, you are not the only one who needs a psychiatrist with expertise in (digital) photography. I think this problem comes because we are not very clear as to how big an enlargement one can really make from a standard 35mm negative. I have often made 20x30 inches enlargements from my 35mm negs. and slides. Yet experts often tell us that *safe* limit is 10x12 inches or so. I guess what I may call very good may be just O.K. for someone else and vice-versa. From what I understand about digital pictures, you can make a very good 11x14 (stretch it to 12x15 inches)from a D1X without any interpolation from the printing machine. With interpolation, using a HP digital inkjet printer for example, you can make a 40x50 inch print of very good quality, since the printer interpolates approx. 4 times. Rohinton
If you shoot with wide angle lenses, you also need to consider that the D1's crop factor puts it at a serious disadvantage compared to any film SLR.
At least for now, if you're going digital and you value wide angle performance, you'll need a film body too. Unlike DSLR bodies, any film body will deliver the resolution that is inherent in the film you load it with. So you can go with an inexpensive film body as a supplement to a digital SLR if that's what you decide to do.