Nikon sNEF black clipping issue

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I use nikon D810 and I shoot in small NEF format. I experience  an issue with Lightroom and ACR: after importing small NEF files shadows are clipped and cannot be recovered. Everything is fine with the camera and files. I opened them with Nikon's software and shadows were not clipped. I use most current Lightroom CC and Photoshop versions on PC. Probably LR and ACR must be using an incorrect algorithm for calculating the Black point.
Please refer to this post in Adobe Lightroom forum: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9816854#9816854 
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Jarek Matla

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Posted 8 months ago

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Todd Shaner, Champion

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Thanks Jarek. I've added my Me Too vote and copied the link to this problem report in your original post.
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Can you share a Nikon small NEF with us so we can investigate?
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Jarek Matla

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Here's the link to OneDrive folder with two sNEF files (named sNEF_DSC.....). I shoot same with normal NEF (named NEF_DSC...) and jpegs for comparison:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AgOSTxyaJNZll4dxF...