"Jim" <co.uk> wrote in message
Does that scanner have ICE? If so, turn it off.
Other than that, scanners can make silver-based B&W film look grainier than
wet chemistry/projection prints.
(If you want to use ICE, try XP2 Super or one of the other "chromogenic"
films. They scan quite nicely (relative to ISO 400 color negative films).)
David J. Littleboy