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Updated camera raw for LR 3.6

Jul 9, 2012 8:34 AM

Hello:

Does anyone know if there is a camera Raw import filter for Nikon D800 NEF files in LR 3.6?  I believe LR 4.1 supports this file type natively, but I am not yet ready to update to 4.1.

 

I can, however read these files in Adobe P-Shop CS5 and Bridge CS5.

 

OS: Windows 64)

 

Thanks

 

Doug A

 
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    Jul 9, 2012 8:36 AM   in reply to Doug-bedfoto

    The only way to import these photos from D800 into Lightroom 3 is to first convert it to DNG. Download the most current DNG converter. It's free.

     
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    Jul 9, 2012 11:21 AM   in reply to F. McLion

    PS-CS5 supports the files because Adobe released an ACR 6.7 to catchup the older Photoshop to work with the newer LR4 series capabilities—LR4 was released before CS6/ACR7 so Adobe needed to support the cameras in the older Photoshop but only the newer LR4 series.  In my opinion, the new PV2012 in LR4.x is worth the upgrade.  If you’re on XP then that’d be a reason not to.

     
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    Aug 18, 2012 3:13 PM   in reply to dj_paige

    I know that this is complaint is not going to lead to anything.  But I am very disapointed that I can't view my d800 raw files on my lightroom 3.6.  Very poor showing on adobe's part.  And yes I know that I can convert to DNG.  I can also go out and buy a compteting program.

     

    bernard boudreau.

     
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    Aug 18, 2012 3:55 PM   in reply to brboudreau

    brboudreau wrote:

     

    I know that this is complaint is not going to lead to anything. 

    You're right, it's not, but I share your pain.  People have grumbled much but it's been made very clear that support for any Adobe product ceases the very microsecond that a replacement product appears.  Unlike Microsoft, who are supporting Windows XP well over 5 years after Vista was launched, and 3 years after Windows 7 was launched. 

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:58 AM   in reply to CSS Simon

    Adobe continues to support new cameras through old software via the Free DNG Plugin. You can actually, via DNG, open your D800 files clear back to Lightroom 1 and ACR 2.x (If memory serves). No user has been left out in the cold if they choose not to upgrade their version of PS or LR. You just have to take a different path to get there.

     

    MS supports XP insofar as they are fixing mission critical security updates only. When was the last time a new feature was added to XP? SP3? Dated: April 2008.

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 6:28 AM   in reply to Rikk Flohr

    Rikk Flohr wrote:

     

    MS supports XP insofar as they are fixing mission critical security updates only. When was the last time a new feature was added to XP? SP3? Dated: April 2008.

    The diffierence is that Microsoft publish sufficient API information to enable people to write drivers for new devices.  Adobe don't. 

     

    Yes, there's DNG.  Poor second to supporting new cameras directly, IMHO.  There's a balance to be struck, clearly.  I think Adobe should support new cameras for a period after software is superceded - a couple of years, perhaps.  However, I agree that existing users aren't left completely stranded, in that there is the DNG route. 

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 6:37 AM   in reply to CSS Simon

    You are also comparing an Operating System to an Application-not exactly Apples to Apples (if you will pardon the use of "Apple")

     
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