Here is my results.
All test pictures were taken at camera's/film base ISO, @f/8 aperture, using tripod and self timer. Fuji file and Ilford scan (jpeg) were downsized to 4704 pixels on the long side to match the Sigma file size.
X-Trans: X-Pro1 + Fujinon 35/1.4. Raw file was post processed in Aperture + NIK Silver FX Pro
Foveon: DP2M + Sigma Lens 30/2.8. Raw file was post processed in SPP+ NIK Silver FX Pro
Ilford PanF: Nikon FM2 + Nikkor 50/2 AI . Developed and scanned (large jpeg) at Ilford Lab Direct + adjustments (H/S, USM) in CS, original jpeg was saved as tiff.
Fujifilm X-Trans vs Ilford film @ 100%:
X-Trans file converted with DXO Film Pack 3 (Ilford Pan F Plus 50 simulation) vs Ilford film:
There was no surprise that both X-Trans and Foveon completely out-resolved Ilford PanF film in all aspects (noise, details, DR, etc). But I expected worse and was pleased to see how well 35mm film stacked up against modern digital sensors and definitely I liked the "film character". DXO film simulation did OK job, but the picture still looks digital, nowhere close to the original.
How was the Ilford service? It was very good, no complains at all. I will post an additional review when my negatives arrive.
As always, I posted all test files (including original Ilford scan jpeg) at my Dropbox, feel free to download, test and draw your own conclusion.
Couple more pictures taken with Nikon FM2, Ilford PanF and Nikkor 28/2.8 Ai-s
Next time I may compare both x-trans and foveon to a medium format film (120).