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Camera RAW v7.3:Lens Profile for Nikkor DX 17-55mm

Mar 30, 2013 11:05 AM

Tags: #nef #nikon #tif #lr4 #lens_profile #camera_raw_7.3



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.


Question is:

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.

How comes?


Would appreciate to receive some reasoning and possible solutions.

Thanks, Hans.

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    Mar 30, 2013 11:32 AM   in reply to snahphoto

    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.

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    Mar 30, 2013 2:16 PM   in reply to web-weaver

    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.

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