Up until now I've always shot slide for colour work, namely Fuji Astia. I've shot it because I've found slide films scan easier, with less apparent grain, and with better colour saturation, at least with my skills. I'm using a Nikon 8000 scanner primarily, and also outsource drum scanning on the rare occasion. Lately I've been wanting a bit more room for error / latitude as I've been working in variable light out on the street. The only Fuji 100ISO film I see available is Reala, and then only when ordered from Silverprint in London. B&H says it's discontinued. My question is, how does Reala compare to Astia in terms of colour and grain when scanned and is it feasible I could switch to Reala and edit new photographs in series relatively seamlessly with older photos taken on Astia? I've shot a lot of 160S in the past, and it's a lovely film, but the colours are too subtle.
I'm shooting only 6x7cm and print no larger than 18x22.5" @360dpi.
Thanks in advance.