Lightroom/Camera Raw: Lens profile for Nikon Z series?

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Having just purchased a Nikon Z6 with the f4 24 70 lens, I was surprised (disappointed) to be unable to locate a profile for the lens in LR Classic CC. When might this be available, or am I looking in the wrong place?
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Just Shot Me

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If that is a Z lens then the profile is Built In. There is no, and never will be (Most Likely), a separate profile for any Z series lenses.
You can build your own if you like.



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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Unfortunately, you can't disable LR's application of built-in lens profiles, so you can't replace the built-in lens profile with a custom profile.
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Rmons

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Now I am confused .... I have the latest version Lightroom Classic CC (8.2) and there is no 'Built In ' option, whatever that means .... built in to what? Cant see why this would be any differento to any other lens, Nikon or otherwise.

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Many cameras have lens profiles embedded ("built-in") in the raw files by the camera.  See this help article for details: https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/lens-profile-support.html.   As shown in the screen shot above, the Lens Correction panel in Develop will indicate if the lens profile is built-in to the raw file. 

If you're not seeing this, select a Z 6 raw file and post screen shots of the Metadata  panel in Library and the Lens Correction panel in Develop. The Metadata panel should look like this:


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Thanks to both of you (John and Just Shot Me) for leading me in the correct direction ... I was totally unaware of the 'built in' nature of profiles for some cameras... only had the Z6 for a few days.
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You may want to read the below post and add your 'Me To' vote and 'Follow.' There are benefits to disabling the built-in lens profile and applying your own corrections.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/disable-built-in-lens-profile