Lightroom: I am the only one who finds its Camera Profiles useless?

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i shoot canon and i use lightroom for a few years on a profiled and calibrated eizo CG27 monitor.

i have to say i hardly find an image where camera profiles in LR work.

i usually use adobe standard and tweak it from there.

the best results i get are with landscape shoots and the landscape camera profiles for my 6D and 5D MK3.

but especially the portrait camera profile in lightroom is ugly and useless.

images with this profile applied come out way to magenta or red.

i know i can create my own profiles.... but that ́s not really the question here.

i think the camera profiles in LR should render an image as close as possible to the IN CAMERA JPG profiles.

but that ́s not the case.

i mean a portrait camera profile should at least give you a better starting point for a portrait shoot... right?

i think i NEVER used the portrait profile because it always looks worse.

i recently bought capture one and while it is not perfect it has some great features.

one is that the camera profiles look MUCH better for skintones (with images from my canon cameras).

now my question is.. i am alone with this experience?

do you use the adobe camera profiles?

isn ́t it time for adobe to release and update the demosaicing engine and work on color rendition?

compared to capture one i must say LR is really lacking there.

your milage may vary, depending on your camera.... but are canon shooter happy with the LR camera profiles?
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> i think the camera profiles in LR should render an image as close as possible to the IN CAMERA JPG profiles.

That is the aim of the camera emulation profiles, so do you have examples showing the camera JPEG and a profile that's very different?