I am getting OK colors in the camera duplication of Kodachrome slides, but some aspects of the color are off in subtle ways that are not simply an adjustment to white balance (yellow-blue) or tint (green-magenta). Has anybody developed any camera calibration methodology for Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw? I'm using Lightroom 2.6 for RAW conversion and a Canon 1Ds Mark III for duplication with a 100mm macro and a strobe for illumination.
I tried duplicating a Kodachrome IT-8 scanner target and then eyeballing changes to the R, G, and B channels using the "camera calibration" tab in Lightroom. Here is an example before and after tweaks:
here is the same target with the same white balance but with increased saturation in the R, G, and B channels using "camera calibration" in Lightroom
Here is an example image from a Kodachrome 25 original, colors are nearly perfect except that the yellow lettering and flowers are much too pale. I would like to develop a camera profile that can give more accurate colors without having to make extensive solor adjustments that are unique to each image. Any suggestions? Thanks.