Still thinking this through, but I think I'll do it as such:
Target: Lasersoft A4 sized IT8 target (I used to beta test for them)
Lighting: 2 x Einstein 640 lights at 45 degrees to target, 5000K modeling lights, using the strobes seems too annoying
Gear: Canon 5DIII + 300mm f/2.8 IS II, on solid tripod, RRS head, weighted down with 10lbs of sandbags
Tethered shooting with EOS Utility from 20' USB cable-connected laptop
Settings: RAW files, manual focus, manual WB, aperture priority @f/5.6, disable: highlight tone priority, ALO, noise reduction, etc.
Use shortest shutter speed possible to minimize sensor heat influence (not sure I can actually light it this way, but will try):
1. Adjust Lighting power to achieve correct exposure of 1/8000s at f/5.6 at ISO 12,800
2. Shoot a frame at each 1/3 ISO stop from 100-12,800 (ISO 50 is known to be a reduced DR mode)
3. Repeat sequence at half light (1/4000s, f/5.6, ISO 12,800), quarter light, and possibly 1/10 light
4. Repeat full set using Expose to the Right (ETTR) exposure.
Batch Processing (initial test):
1. DxO 9 (No Correction Preset), normal NR - 16-bit TIFF output
2. DxO 9 (No Correction Preset), PRIME NR - 16-bit TIFF output
Results (still thinking about this):
Graph RAW & final file sizes by ISO, processing (decent indicator of noise/resolution at least in terms of standard devations)
Prepare side-by-side comparisons of the gray patches, color patches by ISO, setting
Your thoughts and opinions are welcome - as I said, I'm still thinking about how I want to do this...