Earlier today, I second-guessed the image quality arising from my digital vs. film cameras so I decided to do something that has always helped clarify things for me: print the images in a semi-large format (in this case 12 x 18 inches).
The verdict: both the digital and film files look very good. I’m sticking to both formats.
The Nikon D850, in particular, really shines when it comes to producing pleasing prints. The files are exceptional.
The real shocker for me was the quality of the files arising from the sometimes-maligned Nikon 58/1.4G. My goodness! Despite what the objective tests involving brick walls show, the colours and perceived sharpness in the prints from the 58/1.4G are better than what I used to get from the highly regarded Sigma 50/1.4 Art. Take that DxO!