Originally Posted by Roel
I have recently acquired a Nikon ls-9000 scanner which works pretty good with the Nikon software. (I also have Vuescan).
I am shooting 35 an 120 mm film and more into Color now then before. So 'suddenly' I am interested in getting the real film colors out of my scans and not something the computer/scanners likes to throw at me.
There are no "real" film colours on a negative (I assume you're speaking about colour negative film). There are manufacturer-recommended print settings, but, just like with B&W film, the operator's subjective interpretation has always been part of the process.
So while different films will give different colour characteristics when developed, scanned, and processed identically (that is, different films have relative
differences in colour profile), there is no absolute
This is in contrast to scans of a slide, where there is an objective target (i.e. the source slide), and calibration slides are available to aid in this process. (EDIT: of course, this presumes you *want* your scans to look like the source slide)
My recommendation is to scan as a linear TIFF and process in ColorPerfect or NegaFix (though the latter requires using Silverfast, the interface of which is, IMHO, abysmal).