Originally Posted by awilder
For film users, is there a loss of it's unique character when scanned to digital for viewing on a screen or for printing purposes? Is it less of a problem for B&W film than color negative or reversal film?
As no digital scanner can capture the true look, feel or resolution of film, there will always be a significant difference between the scan, and what it looks like when viewed directly with a high quality loop.
However, film scans do have unique qualities that make look it different (which many of us prefer) than images produced by digital cameras.
This is true regardless of the type of film used.