Quote Originally Posted by newcan1 View Post
nworth: The current Portra 400 has a grain index of 59 at an 8X10 enlargement of a 35mm negative. The Hawkeye stuff has an index of 61. The literature indicates that a change of 4 is a barely discernible change. So it's hard to see how the grain of the current Portra is "considerably less" at least on the basis of the data (which does not necessarily equate to the real world). Are you comparing scans, or actual wet prints, in your judgment of comparative grain?
If you look at the post, I said that the current Portra 400 was less grainy than the old Portra 400NC or the old 400HD. The surveillance films were quite different. Since they were T-grain films, I'm not surprised they had good grain characteristics.