Most cameras only have Adobe Standard.
Nikon and Canon DSLRs and some Fuji, Olympus and Sony cameras have more.
Specifically, looking in my ProgramData Adobe subfolders, there are approximately 465 cameras with Adobe Standard profiles and only 135 cameras with more profiles than that.
I'm having a lot of trouble with adobe standard with my Samsung NX300mm in Lightroom (6).
Compared to the jpegs that come out of the camera (& other raw converters too) the low tones (& to a lessor extent the mid tones too) are too bright. The contrast ratio between the darks and highs is wrong. If I use the contrast slider to lower the low tones as much as they need then the high tones become far too bright. It looks aweful and wrong (even with -highlights).
I can only assume that adobe standard is wrong.
The only work around I've found is to go into the tone curve and do -15 or -20 darks on every photo instead of touching the contrast slider.
Such a shame only Adobe Standard is available.
Some of the colour tones are out too
If that seems to be a consistent workaround for you, make that adjustment on a newly imported image and adjust the colors to what they should be. Then, before doing anything else, save new camera defaults. Those defaults will now be applied automatically to any newly imported images. They can be applied to previously imported images by highlighting them and clicking on the Reset button.
I've never seriously attempted colour correction before (either HSL or calibration). Its always looked a bit complicated. Ive tried and it seemed to cause more problems than it solved, lol. Mind you i found learning the other stuff in Lightroom hard too when I first started using it, so perhaps I should learn colour correction too.
Still puzzling why Adobe Standard can be so off though.
Thanks for the advice.
Personally, I find HSL adjustments very easy and helpful. I don't do a lot of calibration switching. But it's really easy to make those tone curve adjustments and any other changes that you feel should be applied to all images and then save new camera defaults. I have found in the past that it was necessary to do that. Once the defaults are set you don't have to worry about making those adjustments on "normal" images.
I'll have a go, lol. Ty