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Thanks guys, some positive vibes are good, I'm still having some doubts about the purchase. I actually don't have an iphone, so it looks like I might need to pick up a good incidence meter.
I am excited to get this thing and start playing around with it, I have a feeling I will like being completely unburdened by technology. Focus, aperture, shutter speed, that's all I will have to fuss with on the camera. I think it will be liberating.
As far as quality goes, I've been scouring the internet for the past week looking at 6X9 film vs digital resolution comparisons, with results ranging from film beating the digital to digital beating the film, ultimately it appears that they are just completely different beasts and very hard to compare.
I take heart in the fact that I have been very happy with 11X14 prints from some of my old 35mm slides (scanned with a coolscan) Looking at the size difference between 35mm and 6X9, I estimate I can achieve very fine 30X45 prints with a drum scanned 6X9 negative. Certainly more than I would dare do with my 7D files.
Ultimately though it's not entirely about resolution and final print size. The look and feel of film, as well as the experience prompted me to make the dive.