Good point. I am doing that, but, maybe I need to check for latest version? BTW, I did as Bill suggested and copied Nikon support on this. And, DxO, as well. From what I can parse from their reply, DxO is non-committal, saying "it takes a lot of resources.." etc.
I'll call them. In the meantime, what are you or anyone else using to PP the 7100 raw files? Photoshop cs6 won't open them either. I'm showing my ignorance here as I just sort of figured these programs would at least open the file. I didn't realize they would be totally different.
>I'll call them. In the meantime, what are you or anyone else >using to PP the 7100 raw files? Photoshop cs6 won't open them >either. I'm showing my ignorance here as I just sort of >figured these programs would at least open the file. I didn't >realize they would be totally different.
My ignorance on PP exceeds anyone's, believe me...
But, that's why I know that ONLY updated View NX2 and updated Capture NX2 can properly open NF files from the D7100.
Adobe is reverse engineering to open Nikon NEFs, always.
In a few weeks they'll have the D7100 figured out, but in the meantime, I'd use View NX2 as the portal to work with the D7100 files.
Yup. No question these files are FUBAR for now: NX2 opens them with a size of 1620x1080. Inches! And a resolution of 1 dpi. So, for now I'm using ViewNX to view them, open in NX2, then send to CS6 as a tif. Kinda round-about but works fine.
Hi Jim, yes View NX 2.7.1 views the files but that's about all. The issue here is I want to PP them with NX2 (at least, or something else). And, as Bill suggests, it's no surprising other processing software is behind on this, but, according to Nikon, NX2 is supposed to be all set for the 7100 RAW files. Well, at least on my machine, it isn't. ah, wait, you say there is a later version, 2.7.4.. hmm. I'll check on that now, let ya know.
OK, just updated from ViewNX 2.7.2 to 2.7.4. Unfortunately, still the same problem. At least Nikon is aware. I'll call them tomorrow as I have found a couple other items too.
In addition to the issues with NX2 opening and saving as noted above, I *believe* there is also something strange going on with ViewNX, too: It doesn't seem to properly resolve the image at anything over 200% (2.0x). It looks extremely blocky, very low res-like (lack of better word) as if it is throwing data away, or something.
Opening a d7100 raw file in NX2 does the exact same thing as you zoom beyond 200%; the image has horrible resolution. However, if you input some arbitrary file size & resolution (I used 4x6 inch size, 600dpi resolution) the image then displays beyond 200% as you would expect.
I'm certainly no expert on this and have little clue what i'm doing; I'm just reporting what I'm seeing.
Sat 16-Mar-13 10:56 AM | edited Sat 16-Mar-13 11:07 AM by walkerr
I downloaded some D7100 NEFs and opened them in both NX2 2.4.1 and ViewNX2 2.7.4. Both worked exactly as you would expect, with no strange anomalies zooming to higher magnifications.
I would shoot some new test NEFs and then use your operating system to copy the files from the card to the computer. That'll be a check on whether or not something in your downloading process is corrupting the files. Alternatively, download a few NEFs from the bottom of this web page (it's where I got my samples) and see if the problem still occurs:
Sat 16-Mar-13 11:10 AM | edited Sat 16-Mar-13 11:20 AM by smh
Rick, thanks for your input. This is what I want to know, whether others are having issues. Since apparently you're not, now I have something to work on. Here's what I'm doing: I'm copying directly from SD card using Nikon Transfer. Nikon Transfer.. hmm wonder if there is an update to that and if that is the problem? In a minute, I'll copy directly from the card using Windows copy/paste, then report back here. Thanks!
BINGO! Thanks to Ricks input, the problem turned out to be with using Nikon Transfer for importing from SD card to computer. If I use Windows copy/paste, all is working as you'd expect. Many thanks to Rick and Bill for their input. Now back to playing with pictures! steve h
Sat 16-Mar-13 12:05 PM | edited Sat 16-Mar-13 12:05 PM by gpoole
Nikon Transfer as a standalone program is obsolete. The transfer ability has been embedded in View NX2 for quite a while now.
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Jim I'm glad you spoke-up. See, I've been using the old Nikon Transfer so long. Never gave it any thought at all that it was anything more than a convenient copy/paste app. Fooled me. Which isn't difficult, apparently :~\ thanks again