I have been offered a job shooting artwork for reproduction/archival purposes by a local gallery. I have offered them the cheapy digi option, or the 4x5 chrome & scan option (figuring that scanning chromes will result in a huge file and accurate colour rendition) I used to shoot this stuff on E100G waaaaay back in the 90's, but just checking in with the here & now:
(1) For chromes, what current emulsion would you use for purely color correct rendition under (decent studio calibrated) flash light, to capture maximum detail in all areas of the original? E100G is under the death warrant at B&H - would you shoot Provia 100? I haven't shot a chrome in 8 years, but back in my day it seemed pretty green & cool....
(2) back in the day, we used to make sure our 2 heads were flashing the same colour temp to make sure we weren't getting any gremlins in the color at scanning stage. For reasons that escape me, color temp meters (which I would've assumed went the way of the scrimshaw artist's carving tools) are still fetching $600+ on eBay. Does anybody have a method for checking the equality (and accuracy) of one's 2 heads short of splurging this amount of cash???
Your help is (as always) is appreciated!