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Aperture D600 Raw Files too dark?

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  • gobigdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to ddierick)

    Nice to know I'm not the only one seeing this. I thought I was seeing things. I sent feedback to Apple, but I have not heard back. In the meatime, I was already thinking about making the switch to Lightroom, but I keep hesitating because I don't want to loose all my RAW edits. Now, I'm starting to wonder if I should bite the bullet and make the switch even though I really like Aperture. However, I can't continue to use it if it is going to crush my D600 files.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to Mike Bisom1)

    Do you or any other D600 user here have some RAW originals I could download, and observe?  As I have said other places, I do not see such issue with images from my D800.  But that is not the same animal.

     

    Ernie

  • Régis Corbet Calculating status...
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    Mar 1, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to Mike Bisom1)

    Hi,

    I'm pleased to see that it is not in my mind, Aperture D600 Raw files rendering is much to contrasted, and tones are not correct. No problem with the Canon 5D Mk2 and Aperture on the same computer. Please Apple tell us now if we need to jump to lightroom, or if you are planing to do something. As an Aperture early adopter, I would be very disapointed to leave that software, but I can continue to spend hours trying to correct adjustments on every D600 raw files.

    RC

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Mar 4, 2013 4:14 PM (in response to Mike Bisom1)

    Mike,

     

    If I could get a RAW, I would be interested in images from other converters.  But without starting with the behavior of Aperture, it does not have much value for testing.

     

    You might look into a test run with Dropbox, however, as I could download from there.

     

    I have been hoping to get to my camera store, and shot some shots with one of theirs, and bring home on my own memory card.

     

    I know how to capture the initial JPEG Preview after download to Aperture, before it has generated its own.  So that is what I would first do.

     

    Ernie

  • gobigdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to Ernie Stamper)

    Here are two images that show the issue. The first is straight from ViewNX2, and the second is from Aperture. The small size make it hard, but you can clearly see everything is darker -- especially the corners. There is no detail in the lower left. With the original size, I can see see lots of detail in the rock that is gone in the Aperture version. Note, I'm not worried about the curvature because I know Aperture won't handle that. Also, this was with the Nikon 16-35mm at 16mm. Again, no adjustments applied. I just chose a shot that showed the issue.

     

    DD6_1740.jpg

    DD6_1740 - Version 2.jpg

  • ddierick Calculating status...
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    Mar 6, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Mike Bisom1)

    Update: I received message from Apple they were able to reproduce the issue based on the sample library I provided. They are now investigating a fix.

     

    D.

  • gobigdave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 6, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to ddierick)

    Great!

  • Régis Corbet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 6, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to Mike Bisom1)

    Hello, It's a good news that Apple is going to take into account our complaints. It seems that the problem is not exactly in Aperture, but more in the Mac OS X raw converter. I've made a try with Hasselblad Phocus software wich is not integrating it's own raw converter but using the mac os converter like Aperture (and all other Apple able to open raw files), and the result is exactly the same.

    RC

  • alice_srq Calculating status...
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    Mar 6, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to ddierick)

    What great news.  Thanks for your efforts.  It's not just a D600 problem.  Some of us with D7000 are in the same pickle.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 6:36 AM (in response to Mike Bisom1)

    Mike,

     

    Could I see a screenshot of the EXIF sidebar read out for this photo?

     

    Ernie

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