Lightroom 4 camera profiles for D4?

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kraznus
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Lightroom 4 camera profiles for D4?
May 7, 2012

Do these exist to anyone's knowledge?

I can't stand how LR 4 alters the D4 images with any of the built-in camera profiles.

With the D300 or D3, I would apply Profile: Camera Standard v4 and the NEF photos would look just like I had them in-camera (indistinguishable from the in-camera jpegs).

With the D4, I don't have this option and am limited to the six built-in profiles and they make all my raw files seem flat and inferior to what I get with the in-camera jpegs.

If there is a set of profiles that are tuned to the D4, where can I find them. If not, any idea when Adobe will create them?

Thanks!

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kraznus
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In reply to kraznus, May 7, 2012

bump

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Robin Casady
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In reply to kraznus, May 7, 2012

There is no indication on if/when more camera profiles will be available for the D4. You might have to make your own with the ColorChecker Passport.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NU5UW8/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?id=1257&catid=28&action=overview

You can also use the Adobe DNG Editor with the ColorChecker Passport or similar color charts. Some people like the DNG Editor profiles better than the X-Rite software that comes with the ColorChecker Passport.

http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/DNG_Profiles
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In reply to Robin Casady, May 7, 2012

Why not just use one of the 17 that comes with LR4 that is nearest to what you like and then use the 7 sliders to fine tune the adjustment. Then save as your D4 preset.

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Robin Casady
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abcdefghijklmnop wrote:

Why not just use one of the 17 that comes with LR4 that is nearest to what you like and then use the 7 sliders to fine tune the adjustment. Then save as your D4 preset.

There are 17 for the D4? There are only six for the D800.
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In reply to kraznus, May 8, 2012

I second an investment in the Colorchecker Passport for a custom profile.

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kraznus
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In reply to Robin Casady, May 8, 2012

Robin Casady wrote:

abcdefghijklmnop wrote:

Why not just use one of the 17 that comes with LR4 that is nearest to what you like and then use the 7 sliders to fine tune the adjustment. Then save as your D4 preset.

There are 17 for the D4? There are only six for the D800.
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There are also only six for the D4 as well and none of them come close to the in-camera standard picture control. Hence the problem.

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kraznus
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In reply to Robin Casady, May 8, 2012

Thanks for the advice. This sounds like a challenging undertaking, but I may have to give it a try.

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konoplya
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In reply to kraznus, May 21, 2012

... just use capture nx 2 as it renders nikon NEF just like they were taken in-camera, then export it into photoshop and finish your work there. i know NX2 is not as user friendly per se as lightroom 4, but its a lot more accurate and i use it religiously now. i gave up on lightroom a long time ago because of this reason. even their profiles that they had for nikon cameras didn't come close.

of course, if you dont have photoshop then thats a different story and i guess what others suggested would be a way to go.

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kraznus
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In reply to kraznus, Jun 25, 2012

Bump.

Does anyone know if Adobe is working on camera profiles that will show D4 RAW files properly yet?

Thanks,
Kevin

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kraznus
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In reply to konoplya, Dec 26, 2012

konoplya wrote:

... just use capture nx 2 as it renders nikon NEF just like they were taken in-camera, then export it into photoshop and finish your work there. i know NX2 is not as user friendly per se as lightroom 4, but its a lot more accurate and i use it religiously now. i gave up on lightroom a long time ago because of this reason. even their profiles that they had for nikon cameras didn't come close.

Capture NX2 does render these properly (of course), but the workflow is so painful that I prefer to just use the D4 jpegs most of the time.

Is there any news on D4 LR4 camera profiles this Christmas?

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Robin Casady
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In reply to kraznus, Dec 27, 2012

kraznus wrote:

Is there any news on D4 LR4 camera profiles this Christmas?

Haven't seen anything on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom forum.

If you don't want to use the QPcard 203 book or ColorChecker Passport, you can download the Adobe DNG Profile Editor (it's free), modify one of the Adobe profiles, and save it with a new name.

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