I had heard that the major improvement to the new Kodak Portra film is that it has vastly improved "scannability". Knowing this, I was curious to see what it meant. I recently shot a roll of the Portra 400NC on a quick weekend holiday to the coast of Maine in 35mm format. I used a Nikon F100 with an older Nikkor AF 35-70mm/2.8f (flat) zoom. Being a bit lazy, I shot AF. The Parson's Beach shot was under a dull sky and close focused so is probably wide open. The other two, using bright, available sunlight, are likely around f4 or f5.6. I've scanned three of the negs to My Gallery. All of the negs were scanned via my Nikon 5000D into TIFF format and uploaded through PS. Other than cropping and "downsizing the image" for posting, there is NO manipulation in the posted shots. In fact, I did check the "Auto Levels" setting in PS and nothing changed! I've never seen that happen before with color neg (much less chrome). This "scannable-friendly" film is amazing. Of course, so is the glass and the camera. BTW: does anyone remember the name of Fuji's scannable-friendly film? I'd like to try that too.