LR v4.3 correctly reads from NEF the lens Metadata like: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED. This lens profile is properly assigned to the corresponding NEF file.
Still in LR when converting the same image (via export dialog) to TIF, again this lens profile is used and reflected in the TIF-output (including metadata). So far so good.
When converting the same image in Nikon Capture NX2 of course the lens profile (as set in LR) is NOT reflected in the TIF-output. This (should) can be taken care of by enabling a lens profile correction in LR (after import TIF into LR).
The thing is that LR suggests to apply a profile for lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED. This profile is probably not the same as for the 17-55mm lens.
Unfortunately a profile for the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED is not listed in the selection options.
How can I best obtain a proper profile for the lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED ?
I find it strange that Camera RAW v7.3 has the proper lens profile for the NEF but suggest another profile for the TIF version of the same file. Apparently the profile is available for NEF but not for the TIF.
Would appreciate to receive some reasoning and possible solutions.
Lr and Nikon Capture NX2 are not really compatible.
Neither of the two programs can read the edits of the other.
I would think that Lr mis-interpretes some metadata from Nikon Capture NX2.
You have to make a decision: Either edit your images with Lr or with Nikon Capture NX2. A mixture of the two doesn't work.
The profile in ACR may be only for raw files and a TIFF is not a raw. You can d'load the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader and see if there is one for that lenas and redered files such as TIFF or Jpeg available.
Unfortunately you're not addressing any of the questions.
>> Lr and Nikon Capture NX2 are not really compatible.
>>... Lr mis-interpretes some metadata from Nikon Capture NX2.
Well, that is certainly not true. LR does not 'interpret' metadata. LR reads metadata proper when it's conforming to XMP. Unfortunately Nikon Capture NX2 does not write all of it's metadata xmp-conform. So much for the (in)compatibiliy.
>> A mixture of the two doesn't work.
Thanks for your personal opinion. I do work with this mixture very comfortably.
So, nothing new here, but thanks anyway.
>>The profile in ACR amy be only for raw files
is this a fact or a 'may be' ?
>>TIFF is not a raw
absolutely, no doubt.
>> Adobe Lens Profile Downloader
I will try and see what it says.
The lens profile in ACR is for RAW files.
For converted files (TIF, JPG, etc.) a different lens profile applies.
Reason(s): The metadata of the TIF-file is not specific enough about lens profiles. (Lens profiles would need to be embedded - they are not).
For example: Has the TIF-file been converted from RAW using a profile or not? If so, the specific name of the lens profile and it's physical location would be needed.
Meanwhile it makes sense for me that this part is left to the user.
The Adobe LensProfile Creator allows to produce a suitable profile for specific needs.
For many popular lenses there is a non-RAW lensprofile (for TIF, JPG etc.) available that might be applied by the user.
Thanks 'Geoff the kiwi' you lead me onto the right path to find the answers to my questions.