Shadowblade wrote in post #17492708
I don't use Lightroom - I use the Sony RAW converter and Photoshop. Lightroom just doesn't have the masking tools I need, and Sony's Image Data Converter does better with Sony's RAW files than Adobe's converter.
Where can you get profiles for Canon lenses on the A7r?
In the lens tab, you manually select the lens you used. Usually all that is needed is to select the manufacturer and LR will automatically select the lens. But, sometimes overriding it is necessary. For instance, when I select Zeiss, it sees my lens focal length is 55mm and correctly selects Otus 55mm, but it defaults to the Nikon version. However, the Canon-mount (ZE) version can be selected from the profile list manually.
I use Lightroom just for intial raw conversion with lens and camera profile corrections. But, I do my main editing in Photoshop, so I have no need for masking inside Lightroom. The Lightroom to Photoshop exchange is seamless.
I haven't tried the Sony Converter. Is it really far better than ACR? I have seem people claim that other converters (like Capture One) are better just because the default settings look poorer in ACR/Lightroom; but I never work with default settings. I typically use my own custom color profile calibrated to my a7R, so my colors and tones are accurate.
You have me intrigued: I'll give the Sony converter a try...
[EDIT: I downloaded/installed the Sony Image Data Converter and right off, I can see what you mean. Quite a bit better than ACR at first glance. Colors and shading look very good. This is a good addition to my workflow.]