Adobe and OEM Colors
I often see this statement that one must stick with Nikon brand processing for the truest rendition of the camera's colors (which seem to be very highly regarded). From this point of view, Adobe colors are so far off as to be undesirable. Or, just not close enough. Here are two versions of the same file. Just a demonstration. You can come up with any conclusions. Some might be tempted to do a color analysis which is fine. But, I am more interested in just how these two images appear more casually.
Adobe, default settings except for similar neutral picture control:
Adobe to taste:
I decided to change my pictures and the processing from my original post. First I used different files. Now, I used the same file. The Nikon one I converted from raw in Nikon NX2 and the Adobe one I processed in Photoshop Elements.