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Set the Exposure adjustment in Camera Raw to -1 and save that as your camera default, if you prefer.
and this doesn' already change something in the file? that doesn't already affect the range of editing?
I'm a little bit confused about this, I expected that a raw file shows up the same in every raw-converter. shouldn't that be so?
That is why there is an exposure slider. Different lighting situations can fool the metering system in the camera such that it may require adjustments. Often I can utilize the default setting in Camera Raw. But when working with the photos from a recent trip to Yosemite National Park I find that I consistently must set the exposure to -.40 and as much as -1.
Different raw converters will interpret the image differently. It is unrealistic to expect identical renderings from all raw converters.
>I expected that a raw file shows up the same in every raw-converter.
Your expectation is wrong. Every RAW converter will give you a different interpretation of the data. There is no single accepted way of interpreting RAW.
>shouldn't that be so?
Not really. I think what makes RAW so interesting is that you are not tied to the camera maker's interpretation of the data. This gives one far more versatility to get to your desired result. Of course, if you prefer the camera maker's interpretation, youu can use their software to develop the RAW or you can use the beta profiles in ACR/Lightroom and get close to identical rendering. I don't know if Adobe released any beta camera profiles for the D700 yet though.
Josef, no changes are made at all to the raw file, so there will be no drop in image quality. Plus if you change your mind later you can just undo the exposure adjustment, again with no drop in quality. Welcome to the world of non-destructive raw image adjustments!