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Camera Raw is updated on as needed basis 3-4 times/year. There is a Camera Raw beta 4.5 (that doesn't to my knowledge support the D700) but perhaps the GM release will...but when that is due is not yet public.
My understanding that the RAW format/contents of the D700 NEF files are nearly identical to the D3 NEF files, as evidenced by just changing the camera descriptor in the metadata and ACR processed them perfectly. Thus I would hope it would be a very easy task to include it into the ACR 4.5 GM release.
Please include the Nikon D700 in the next update. It should be exactly the same as the Nikon D3 but with a different camera name
Do you really think this kind of information is going to help the developers? Do you REALLY want them to just change the descriptor and release the update? You know they will provide support as soon as they possibly can. Give them time to provide support that is as good as they can possibly get.
>Please include the Nikon D700 in the next update. It should be exactly the same as the Nikon D3 but with a different camera name
Uh huh. . .no...unless it's the EXACTLY SAME chip with the EXACTLY SAME spectral response and EXACTLY the SAME noise and sharpening signature it ain't gonna be" exactly the same as the Nikon D3". All these cameras require more than just slapping a new camera name in the metadata...
Jim & Jeff, There is no evidence to suggest that the sensor in the D700 is any different then the one in the D3. In fact there is alot of mention, some by Nikon's own technical staff that the sensor is IDENTICAL.
When I am paying my employees to process thousands of images a week, not having RAW support holds up workflow. I'd rather have 'beta' RAW support with potentially non-ideal results then no RAW support for a month or more.
>When I am paying my employees to process thousands of images a week, not having RAW support
is the result of buying equipment that is not yet supported by your software of choice, isn't it?
Certainly, I never placed blame of any kind on Adobe or ACR. I am simply stating our situation, which establishes the need.
the need to do your research before committing to a tool that is not yet supported.
I don't want to beat a dead horse, it's just that I don't cease to be amazed
Are you kidding me? The only reason we do business is to provide services better then the 'next guy' - that means using the best tools we have to do the job. I'm not going to send old D2h's and D200's into the field if we've got the D700s arriving at our door. Your comment leads me to believe it would be better to avoid using a device that has considerably better image capturing capability (arguably the best in low light) because our in-house workflow will be slowed down for a bit? Its thinking like that that would put me out of business.
The images can only be captured once, Im going to used the most capable tool to do that job. Whether we can process those images using ACR right away or not, is a secondary function.
Thanks for the reply Eric!
> Im going to used the most capable tool to do that job.
Silly me, I thought that would be the D3.
How does one use the D700 to D3 conversion?
Well, you would be better off waiting until the software you use supports
it. Expecting Adobe to rush a half-baked support solution out the door just
isn't going to happen no matter how much you complain.
In my opinion, you still are not thinking clearly. Yes, you have the latest and greatest (in your opinion) camera. But until you have software available to support that camera you're just going to have to wait like everyone else does who buys something the minute it hits the marketplace. You have to wait for software support. Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, and all the other camera makers couldn't care less about Adobe and Camera Raw support. They don't provide Adobe with any advance copies of their file formats.
Since Adobe is still working on providing support for your new camera, you're just going to have to wait. You want it right when it comes out don't you? Do you think Adobe is just sitting on their hands so they can watch you and others complain because they don't have support? Cool it! Support will be provided when the development team is satisfied they can provide it the way it should be provided.
To give proper credit to the camera vendors: we do have good relationships with many of them, and some of them do provide us with image files and/or preproduction units ahead of release schedule. This helps us to provide support for these models much earlier than would otherwise be possible.
FYI, the newly-released Camera Raw 4.5 has unofficial support for both the Nikon D700 and Rebel 1000D (XS).
you can work with nefs from the D700 if you change the model from MODEL D700 to MODEL D3 in the exifdata.
Than you can use the files with ACR, Lightroom and CS3.
Get the exiftool made by Phil Harvey and on the console (CMD)
path where your picture are...
d:\mypics\>exiftool -model="NIKON D3" *.nef
than you can change pics from nef to dng.
Another way is,
renname the exiftool.exe to exiftool(-model='NIKON D3').exe
and than in the MS-Explorer select all nef's and drag them on the new exitftool. Then it will due the same job as above.
I have got my D700 on friday and did the expirence ad the weekend.
Well, you may as well just use Camera Raw 4.5 GM...
Does someone now if I have to buy lightroom II to get support
for my D700 files, or will there be an update for my lightroom I
in the future.
Poul_Pedersen@adobeforums.com wrote in news:59b5ef51.21
> Does someone now if I have to buy lightroom II to get support
> for my D700 files, or will there be an update for my lightroom I
> in the future.
From what Ive heard or seen, Adobe does not put out updates for any old
versions of their photo software once a new version is released. My guess
due for an update. Myself I bought LR 1.4 35 days before LR 2 was released,
5 days to soon for a free upgrade, so close yet so far
> Does someone now if I have to buy lightroom II to get support
for my D700 files ...
The answer is yes if you want direct support for the NEFs. However, as soon as the Adobe DNG converter supports the D700, you'll be able to convert NEF to DNG, and Lr1 will be able to open it. It could be the current DNG "unofficially" supports the new Nikon. It can be downloaded from
The current version of the DNG Converter already supports the D700 (ok, the support is 'preliminary', but it works). Then you can use the converted DNGs with LR 1.x. (But you won't be able to use the new color profiles in LR 1.x.)