Kodak recommends Ektar-100 as its best 35mm film for digital scan.
About two years ago, I've scanned some slides and negatives. With the color keys supplied from Polaroid and Kodak, the negatives were easier to get a good result.
I particularly like the Kodak PRN. I have less success on slides, particularly Velvia and Provia. I think it is largely to do with my exposure.
For those of you working for professional grade scanning, any preferred film for digital scan? Please recommend both 120 format and 135 format, if it happen to be different.
In the pre-digital ages, slides film is generally more recommended over negatives for many reasons. Is it still the better choice for digital scanning?
I gave up on Velvia for scanning and moved to Provia 100F when I was still shooting 35 mm slides, as it was much easier to scan and could handle a wider dynamic range in the scene. Exposure was critical, and exposing for later scanning is a bit different from exposure for a nice looking slide. Traditionally with slides you do everything you can to avoid blowing out the highlights, even if it means letting the shadows go black, because it looks better on a light box. For scanning however you don't want bulletproof shadows lacking all detail, so I tended to expose a bit lighter, hoping I could get some highlight detail back with a blend layer if all else failed.