This to compare the new Ektar 100 against two of the best films available. (Velvia 50 is on its way from the lab) The crops below represent only 3% of the area of the 35mm frame! They were scanned on a Collscan 9000 without ICE. Straight from the scanner: http://shutterclick.smugmug.com/gallery/6616619_YJEwK#421782893_3FL6u-O-LB Filtered and sharpened: http://shutterclick.smugmug.com/gallery/6616619_YJEwK#421783213_s6ekF-O-LB Preliminary observations: - Resolution: When comparing the films on the microscope the scanner captured all the information available on Ektar whereas the resolution of TMX extends about 20-30% pass the limitations of the scanner. TMX comfortably outresolves Ektar. - Grain: Both are ridiculously fine. - Other: I noticed light bleeding on Ektar around the blocky areas of the resolution chart. These are on the negative itself (on both the main Ektar roll and the secondary Ektar control). I do not know whether this is a characteristic of the film or the result of the Costco processing machine. I will add the Velvia scans as soon as I receive them.