Quote Originally Posted by rich815 View Post
I'm not saying scanning did not exacerbate the grainy look, it most likely did.
I don't see any grainy look, except at a distance. Close-up, it's not at all a grainy look.

But only because of the other factors creating the stronger likelihood that it would do so. Scanning does not automatically mean excessive grain. Just like a sharp lens does not give people more prominent skin pores.
True, but grain aliasing can make scans look grainier than they are. At any rate, to me any grain present is obfuscated by the pattern caused by reticulation or scanning.