Quote Originally Posted by Marco B View Post
Please note that the scan I showed actually represents a pretty huge enlargement! It would require a 1.2x1.8 meter enlargement of the negative to see the same thing at the same size! So it may not look that bad at "normal" sizes...
This scan really looks "into the grain".



That's more like it. I use Reala on 35mm regularly and never saw anything like this at normal mags.
Sure, it has grain. But nowhere near that pink noise. That looks to me like a scan grain alias problem.

I use Neat Image regularly to "clean-up" grain in my scans: applied lightly to the chroma channel it does not majorly reduce detail and gets rid of most of the scan alias grain.
Of course: there are other ways of approaching this problem, mine is just one of them.