Thinking about your advice and doing diligence to your questions.
Camera is an X-Pro 1, and I’ve had a lot of great success across about 600 images.
I don’t think it’s the camera. Until now, I’ve had a great workflow and success.
It seems like Negs from a particular era, that have that ‘purple’ density to them that inverts into Yellow. I will definitely try your black card / cloth and hood to avoid lens flare. I have had the odd occasion where a little bit of ambient reflection lands on the neg and this appears as an orange smudge in the final result.
I have the latest Negative Lab Pro, and Lightroom classic setup.
I will do an upgrade check, but doubt it’s this.
I will take your advice on the monitor, etc.
I follow Nate’s advices and workflow closely, with regard to white balance off the neg frame, then crop, then process, adjust, and leave as few as possible adjustments in Lightroom.
One thing I feel I’m flying a little blind, is the speed of shutter. I shoot at about 2, as I can’t get enough light, otherwise, to get to a ETTR.
I would have thought that the Slimlite Plano, plugged in, would have enough light to illuminate the 35mm slide.
I have the Essential Film Holder as a slide carrier. Getting it flat is subject to the best that the EFH can do. It seems ‘flat’, but it isn’t taught.
Thanks once again for your advice and time.