So I’ve gotten to digital camera scanning some 6x7 b&w negs by pointing my Nikon D600 up into the negative carrier of my 4x5 enlarger, and I’m using a solux 4700k light bulb as a light source (as suggested here), with a little piece of frosted plexiglass from an old diffusion head as an diffuser. Here’s What it looks like:
Now, here’s my question: Because at some point I’d like to turn to scanning color negatives, What kind of white balance settings or setup adjustments would i need to make to give me the best files out of the digital? I have noticed that the color that the camera records is more than slightly warm;
such that when I invert the tone curve, I get a very blue image:
Now this is all fine and dandy for b&w because I can simply use the black and white setting for color to get what I want, but am I correct in thinking that this might cause some trouble down the road for color negs or positives?
P.S: a few notes: currently i’m using manual white balance within the camera and setting it to 4760k, the closest i can get so I might expect it to turn out a tad warm, but seemingly not this warm. Also, I checked that the light source was even, this negative simply has some kind of development streak down the middle in the sky there.