So, I recently got a color target, for multiple reasons, but one, I have a box full of color negatives to digitize, and I want to get color correct efficiently, and learn in the process.
I’ve identified the film to be Fujicolor C200. Also, the film is about 8-13 years old, and apparently developed in a rural Bi-mart photo lab, judging by the packaging. Would I get a good match for color target color correction by shooting a color target with modern Fujicolor C200, and then having it developed at a local film lab, or would the color difference between the old film and my test chart exposures negate the benefits of shooting a color target? If the main errors are fairly linear, and correctable with simple white balance after profiling, then it would still be worth doing. But if there still is complex non-linear color errors afterwords, then I might as well be correcting from scratch, and not bother with the time and film expense of shooting color targets.
Might I get good results from a conjunction of film negative slider fiddling and the color target, or will I still have to do manual complex rgb curve manipulations to get everything right with or without the target given the aforementioned variables?
Rational: This is digitizing old family photos, which I am trying for realistic color, not trying to capture aesthetic of film with embedded color shifts.