Will 35mm film be the exact same quality as medium format film cropped to 35mm dimensions?

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Re: Will 35mm film be the exact same quality as medium format film cropped to 35mm dimensions?
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biggles266 wrote:

This is probably a silly question, and I assume the answer is yes, but I just want to check, is 35mm film the exact same quality as a larger medium format cropped to 24x36mm? If it's the same brand and ISO of film, then their grain, sharpness and everything is exactly the same? Or is medium format film on the 120 rolls actually different in some fundamental way to 35mm, and that will be visible after it's developed, scanned and looked at closely?

My understanding is that the film base for 35mm and 120 is often different  and that there may be differences in emulsion between 120 and 135 versions of the same film.  Whether this is visible I’ve no idea.

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