Thanks a lot, Bridgett,
And no, I don't mind at all that you shared my images with the folks at Kodak, in fact I'm flattered that you thought that much of them.
It's ironic that in the fading days of film we're being treated to the finest films ever made, but there you are; there has never been a time when film has been so sharp, with such accurate color and wide latitude as today, and the new Portra 400 is an excellent example of all three of those qualities.
An example of another Kodak film follows, this time Ektar100. (I hope I haven't shown this image already, and sorry if it's a repeat). This was scanned with my consumer grade scanner, and still I'm amazed at the detail produced from the relatively small 35mm negative:
When I view the raw scan at full resolution I can easily make out the machining marks on the cylinder fins. Zowie.
I think the people at Kodak should be proud of their film products, which in my opinion are first rate. It'll take some effort on my part to get to the bottom of the scanning issues, but as I've said already these are the finest color negative films I've ever used so it's worth the time.
Thanks for your comments Bridgett,