I'm taking a 10 day trip to the jasper/banff area to do some 4x5 shooting in the parks next week. Normally I take an SLR with me on most trips as a second camera for moments where large format becomes prohibitive. I currently have a 6mp D100 and a few lenses, and I also have a 35mm film body that I can use the same lenses on.
Because I'm due for a digital camera upgrade very soon (counting on the successor of the D700, 12mp or 24mp), and don't want to buy anything in a rush before the trip, I'm trying to decide if shooting Velvia 100F (or another file grain film) would have a leg up over my 6mp D100. If I had a 12mp or higher camera the decision would be clear, but would 35mm velvia scanned on a nikon film scanner have any advantages in this case ?
I would appreciate if anyone with an experience in both film and digital mediums could weigh in on this. I generally don't print higher than 11x14 from the D100 files and in most cases going to that size is already pushing it in terms of fine details.
FWIW, the D700 is probably barely half way through its product cycle, so you may not want to wait.