#2. "RE: Impoted pictures get to dark in Lightroom 2.4" In response to In response to 1
Actually the NEF has the in cameera settings as part ot the MakerNote section of the EXIF metadata in the NEF. The embedded JPEG has has these settings applied to the image before beint embedded.
One can open the NEF in Nikon ViewNX or Capture NX2 and have the camera setting applied to the NEF. Both programs have the ability to directrly transfer the processed NEF to as a TIFF to other editing programs by using the "Open With...'