just recently took up digital camera scanning, have tons of 35mm color negatives to scan, Fuji and Kodak.
Before getting to my questions, here’s my equipment:
Sony A6400 + Rodenstock Rodagon 50mm f2.8 mounted in reverse with tubes extension (this allows me to scan without cropping)
Skier Sunray II using 35mm slot (it looks like there’s a version 3 with 3 power levels)
I’m trying out Negative Lab Pro to see if there’s a way I can consistently apply and get good color results from 35mm neg scans. I’m not looking for the best, I just want good or very good apply and forget settings that I don’t need to keep adjusting for 90-95% of the time.
With that said, can someone tell me what is wrong with the settings below? I use pretty much straight out of the box, I use Negative Lab Pro 2.2 trial with Adobe Lightroom Classic 6. It doesn’t seem to matter whether I apply Auto White Balance and pick a sample of the corner or not. Then I apply NLP using default setting Frontier or Noritsu Pre-saturation 3 or 4 and convert.
If you ask me, the issues are: skies are not supposed to be grey, there’s a lot of purplish and what should be sharp blue looks like light green. The worse looking pictures are digicam scan using the process that I described above, the other is a scan using an all-in-one from original photo printed many years ago from those same negatives.