Problem with importing images into Aperture from D700
I just finally received my D700 the other day....so far it has been fun playing with it. I finally had a chance to download the test images and saw that my latest Aperture 2.1.1 would not recognize the format? I am shooting RAW lossless compressed. I switched over just to try it in jpeg large and it did recognize it. But to backtrack it would download the image but you could only see it on thumbnail view on my screen not in full resolution. Anyone encounter this with Aperture if you are an Aperture user or any other software other than the Nikon Software?
#1. "RE: Problem with importing images into Aperture from D700" | In response to Reply # 0jackhx Charter MemberSun 17-Aug-08 01:00 AM
Aperture does not support D700 NEF (RAW) images yet. Aperture has been notoriously slow about picking up RAW support for Nikon cameras (and maybe other brands also) in the past. The same problem existed when the D200 came out, and again when the D3 and D300 were introduced.
I have been simply shooting in RAW + Large Fine JPEGS and then importing the JPEGs into Aperture. This works fine and gives plenty of quality for most situations. In fact, I do a lot of low light shooting at events and I don't believe Aperture does justice to the low light capabilities of the D3. So I have been using JPEGs from the D3 to import into Aperture whenever I am shooting at high ISO settings.
I like the Aperture workflow, so using the JPEGs gives me the benefits of that workflow and still results in good image quality. So that is why I use this work around.
I can always go back and convert the NEF file in Capture NX2 if I don't like the results for some of the images - but I rarely find this necessary.
#2. "RE: Problem with importing images into Aperture from D700" | In response to Reply # 1jsaltares Registered since 24th Aug 2007Sun 17-Aug-08 09:59 AM
Thanks for your response on that. I have not shot that way for a long time. The other way I just figured out is importing them into adobe bridge and converting them to a DNG, then bring them into aperture. Its an extra step, but your way seems to work faster.