Film photography should not be mistaken with a movie production using a photo camera. It’s actually an original photography using a chemical “sensor”. The negative produced is not a RAW file, but rather a processed JPG file. After scanning there are not much you can do in the post.
Kodak Ultramax 400 is a color negative film, considered as cheap:
Here are some examples of the original scans, processed color, and converted to monochrom.
Original color scans without processing:
Original color scans converted to monochrom without processing:
Processed color scans:
Processed color scan converted to monochrome:
Colors: I like the colors, vivid, saturated.
Contrast: good contrast, sharp.
Dynamic Range: I don’t like the narrow dynamic range, typical for JPG – recovering the shadows ends up in too much noise.
Grain: kinda too much.
This time I shoot color, and converted to monochrome in post. I am not sure yet whether there is any difference between this and shooting black&white film.