I've been struggling to decide which RAW converter and post processing software to use on my PC while working with Nikon RAW files.
I like the workflow and DAM of Lightroom 2, so that is what I have started with. However, since trying Capture One 4, Caputre NX2, and in particular DxO Optics Pro 5, I would prefer to do the basic conversion in one of these and them make amendments in Lightroom. Lightroom, like Camera RAW, seems flat on conversion and it takes a lot of work to bring it up to the "neutral" conversion that the other three converters appear to provide. So, thinking this through, I have wondered if I could use one of these converters to create DNG files from my NEF RAW files and then import them into Lightroom for additional work.
Does anyone have a view on whether such a workflow would maintain original RAW quality into Lightroom? Your thoughts about any pros or cons would be gratefully received.