May i know what is the version of the Lightroom you are using.
The D7200 needs at least Lightroom 6 or Lightroom CC. If you are using an older version of Lightroom you will either need to upgrade or download and use the free DNG converter to create DNG copies that you can use with your older version.
hello JimHess, i am having the same issues importing my raw photos from my Nikon D7200 into my current Lightroom 5 version. I cannot seem to find the download for the newer version 6 of Lightroom. All I see on Adobe's website is the CC download???
can you advise? much appreciated!
cannot seem to find the download for the newer version 6 of Lightroom
If you want to upgrade go to this page Software & Services , click Buy next to Lightroom, then choose Upgrade.
Once you have installed LR6, go to Help > Updates to update to the latest version, 6.6.
If that shouldn't work, you can download the 6.6 update from here: Keeping Lightroom Up-to-Date
The installers are the same for LR6 and LR CC.
Go to the following website and scroll down until you find Lightroom. Click on the Buy button. Indicate that you want to purchase an upgrade, and then indicate what version you have. The price will change and then you will be able to purchase Lightroom 6.
There is no free update for Lightroom 5 that will enable you to open the raw files from the D7200. There is, however, a free DNG converter that can be downloaded that will enable you to convert your NEF files to the DNG format. And those could be opened with what you already have.