I've seen the same with Reala and Pro160S compared with similar Kodak films on my Nikon LS-4000.
Reala crop from a 4000ppi scan
Ektar crop from a 4000ppi scan
Just for grins, Kodak's HD 400 in comparison.
HD400 crop from a 4000ppi scan
This one isn't quite the same as it was prepped for printing but it shows the same behavior in Pro 160S
Pro 160S prepped for print from a 4000ppi scan
Portra 160VC from a 4000ppi scan
I don't have a crop from Portra 160NC handy, but it typically looks similar to the VC scan.
Now this could be attributed to noise or amplification of the grain due to a curve on the scan, but the grain in 35mm slide film is much less noticeable.
E100G crop from a 4000ppi scan
I like the palette of Reala very much, but I haven't been very happy with scans from that film. Its a shame because the film holds a deep blue in the sky. It sounds like this isn't a problem with it when its printed.
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