Having sold my dslr, i am back to balancing between my s602 (borrowed) digicam and my 35mm film camera. Looking back on my experience with digital in general, i realised that the one big (forgive the punt ) thing digital did for me was to enable me to blow my pictures much bigger than i ever did (or dared) with film. While the largest i went with film was 8 by 12, i did a couple of 12 by 18 prints with the d30 (and the resolution held up quite well for that size i would say). The ability to preview my pictures on the monitor aids me to decide whether a picture can be printed large. But with film, i would have to judge using either the negatives or 4R prints.
Now for my question (finally): To what size would a sharp (loosely defined) 35mm negative or 4R print (from 35mm) be enlarged to? How can i determine the extend to which i can enlarge my pictures?
TIA for the help