A7R IV to DNG vs A7R III native (or close)

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hertz Regular Member • Posts: 191
works, but LR6 produces slightly different colors

I had a similar debate with myself weather I should go to R4 while owning LR6 perpetual license. Well,.. not really debating - R4 is fantastic.

Converting to DNG (with added benefit of lossless compression of Sony ARW files) allows LR6 to process them. LR6 however lacks R4 camera profile and produces slightly different color output. You will have to decide how important it for you. I've invested into Capture One for this reason and use it to process new RAWs made with R4.

Not to focus on differences but to make a point that LR6 and LR9 (with camera profile) produce different colors out of R4 RAWs here is an example. Basic conversion:

Lightroom 6

Lightroom Classic 9

bonus: Capture1 20

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Sony a7R IV Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5 Voigtlander 40mm F1.4 Nokton Classic Sony FE 35mm F2.8
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