I've seen some posts here that pics from the D700 require NX2 to be opened. Well, a temporary solution is to download the NX2 60 day trial version until a third party vendor comes out with a patch or an update. I am certain that Adobe is already working on it.
A trial version of Capture NX 2 is included with the camera, so no need to download anything unless you are using someone else's NEFS.
I got NX2 when it came out and I will say that I like it better then NX 1.3 that I had before. I especially like the quick fix function and the ability to zap dust that was missing from the first version.
NX2 also seems to have a much better print engine that works with my Epson photo printer with out errors that forced Capture 1.3x to close every other time I printed a photo. I also like the quick tools in the right window pane. It lets you adjust highlights, shadows, brightness and contrast easily.
Tue 29-Jul-08 12:15 AM | edited Tue 29-Jul-08 12:16 AM by billm212
For Mac users, the guys at Iridient told me that Raw Developer will support the D700 this week. It is not as popular as a lot of the other RAW converters, possibly due to the relatively small (but growing) number of Mac users, but it is an excellent program and well-reviewed. Since it will be supporting the D700 so soon, it may not be a bad idea for Mac users to download a trial version (fully functional but watermarked) and try it out . . .
I saw a link maybe on this site that led to a script that makes Capture NX1.x think the photos are from a D3 instead of a D700, so that the older software will work on it. I didn't save the link because I have Capture NX2, but it shouldn't be too hard to find.