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Mon, Feb 17, 2020 10:54 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Stops to recognizing built-in lens profiles while developing raw files in Smart Preview mode

By developing images (RAW files) and using Smart Previews instead of Originals (view), LR Classic stops to recognize the built-in lens profile 



and even allows to add any kind of the existing profiles (from the LR lens database) to the NIKKOR Z lense!



But while Z profiles are built-in to the hardware they are not in the LR lens list and you can't manually select the correct profile to it. 
By switching off the smart preview option in developing preferences - built-in profiles come back and start to work normally as supposed to do it

 

I've had a chat with Adobe support and after resetting LR settings (I don't think it's a solution) plus resetting redownloading Camera Raw - things started to work again, but after restoring my preferred settings in LR I've found that the bug came back. So by ticking on and off my preferred LR settings, I think I found what is causing this error and hope this will be fixed.

Software versions and camera/lens info:
Lightroom Classic 9.2 Release, Camera Raw 12.2
Operating system MAC OS Catalina 10.15.3
Camera Nikon Z7
Lenses AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED & NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S

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8 months ago

But while Z profiles are built-in to the hardware they are not in the LR lens list and you can't manually select the correct profile to it.
 Click on the 'i' icon to see what's corrected by the built-in lens profile. The Nikon Z7 Built-in Lens Profile is applied automatically for distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. If you "manually select" a lens profile the image will be over-corrected.



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8 months ago

Yes, it's correct, but the problem is that in Smart Preview mode Lightroom Classic doesn't recognize the profile at all - it shows "None" like in my first print screen. There is no info button either.
I don't want to adjust it manually, I just want it to work as supposed to do it.
Once again: 
In Smart Preview mode there is no lens profile.
In the Original view, the lens profile is correctly added.

I believe that in both options the profile must be the same

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8 months ago

Just noticed in your first screenshot Lens Make, Model, and Profile all say None. I tested this with a Nikon Z7 NEF file shot using a NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens.  With 'Use smart previews instead of originals for image editing' checked and LR restarted the built-in lens profile is recognized. The issue may be lens specific. If you can post one of the NEF files to Dropbox or other file sharing site I'll take a look at it.



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8 months ago

Thank you Todd! Your print screen was helpful. I understood that after all the resets I forgot to check the smart preview option in the images import menu.
I need a vacation...
Thank you once again

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Good to hear it's resolved. Not sure what was wrong, but my guess is your LR Preferences file was corrupted. Creating a new Preferences file apparently fixed the issue as it does with many other "unexplained" issues. I'l mark this as 'Solved,' but if it reappears let us know.