Negative film has more latitude and lower contrast, is generally much easier to scan than color positives. The only issue is the same issue as when printing color negatives ... since the image is a negative, you don't have an original positive reference to gauge your color balance and density by. I never found this to be much of a problem, personally, but others differ with that opinion.
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