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daktar2 Level 1 (10 points)

The Nikon D600 launched surprisingly quickly...I have my camera already!


However, I would like to use it for an upcoming magazine shoot, however without RAW support that is impacticable (I shoot tethered with a stylist, so need to (semi) process the files on location).  Anyone any ideas on how long it is likely to be before Aperture is upgraded with the necessary algorithms to process the D600 RAW files (how long typically before new cameras are added)?



MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • johnfromvacy Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm glad I am not the only one asking the question. When the D3200 & D800 were announced the upgrade was available on release date of the cameras. We had a Aperture update today and that didnt include the D600.


    I am currently working on a project and have no simple way to access and edit my RAWs.


    Would appreciate an ETA at least.


    Thank you

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,895 points)

    No one here knows. Only Apple do and they don't tell in advance. On previous experience, up to a month. But it could be tomorrow.

  • marzubus Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried NEF 12/14bit and both seem to be incompatible with Aperture. Not happy at all since I just bought aperture to find its not compatible with my D600.




  • JungleNYC Level 1 (0 points)

    Totally want to know the same thing ASAP.


    I may be spoiled, but I use Aperture every day. A LOT. And I just got the new D600 (which I had been waiting for for years), and there's no support.


    It's esentially stopped my workflow.


    I really hope they release the update w/ the much needed 3.4.1. Soon.





    We should all try and goose them a bit

  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,040 points)

    You should probably use your old camera if it's time critical.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 (37,545 points)

    Digital RAW updates effect Aperture, iPhoto and Preview.  They do not have to be released with new versions of either of those apps, at least not in the past.


    Enjoy your D600 -- I am loving my D800.



  • Ric Donato Level 4 (1,105 points)

    Nobody on these forums has any idea when the raw support for a specific camera will be available. These forums are user helping user. Yes, Apple does provide these forums, but does not answer questions here. The above applies to any and all Apple programs.


    Being as new digital cameras arrive almost daily it is a daunting task to update the raw file converter. We must understand Apple's raw update is to the OS not individual programs. As Ernie Stamper stated "digital raw updates effect Aperture, iPhoto, and preview…".


    If you still want a ETA then contact Apple at . Do not expect a reply.





  • 14kvn Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes, Apple have yet to add the D600 to their Raw Camera support list. I usually use Aperture with NX2 as an External Editor now thanks to Apple I'm having to use NX2 with Aperture as external Editor. Either that or only shoot jpg . in the D600 for direct input into Aperture.We can only wait for Apple to get this added ( maybe they are too busy trying to sort out the iOS 6 Maps App ! )

  • Marcos Duran Level 1 (40 points)

    Companies like Adobe and Apple have to develop their RAW compatibility AFTER camera makers have made the cameras or profiles available to them or the public. The simple question is that this camera is too new it was just released a little over a week ago. Expect to wait anywhere between 1 to 3 months for support, if support comes at all. Adobe is still not supporting this either. In the mean time you may download Capture NX2 from the Nikon USA website and use that to transform Nikon Raw to DNG which both aperture and lightroom can work with. THere is a 60 day trial and hopefully support will be available by then.

  • IrishPhotographer Level 1 (10 points)

    The frustrating part is buying the new technology and having files upon files of raw files and not able to process.  Hearing that Lightroom already has the format for D600 and sure wished Aperture was on top of things.

  • Digital Degenerate Level 1 (30 points)

    Aperture RAW support for the D600 is released today. Get it from the App Store.

  • daktar2 Level 1 (10 points)

    Interestingly having been forced to use ViewNX to process my RAW files into TIFFs before working on them in Aperture, I have realised the white balance handling of ViewNX is far superior to Aperture.


    My workflow over the past couple of weeks is to open the RAWs in VIewNX, where the camera's WB settings are replicated very accurately, before exporting them back into Aperture as TIFFs before applying my normal edits.


    I shoot interiors under mixed flash/ambient conditions, and have always struggled to get the WB right in Aperture; ViewNX has halved my processing time; I have had 3 shoots with the D600 and for each of them just passing the files through ViewNX has resulted in a TIFF that needs very little colour processing in Aperture.


    I'm going to continue to use ViewNX, and am experimenting now with some Nik plug-ins, as I understand that Nik have access to the original Nikon algorithms for RAW processing (no doubt someone will tell me if any of this is incorrect).

  • 14kvn Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi daktar 2


    Interesting post. I agree about View NX  but I have been using Capture NX2 . I have not noticed any problems with WB with previous RAW  images  ( with other Nikon DSLR's  prior to D600) . On the rare occasion I shoot an interior with flash  I use the correction filter on my Flash ( SB700) .


    I have all the NIK software  and rate it very highly. I think you may be correct  that NIK had  access to Nikon Algorithms  but I believe that association has ceased.  At least part of the Quid Pro was that Nikon's  Capture NX2 could use the NIK Colour Efex Pro 3 filters( and still can ) , however, the current CEP 4 filters do not work with NX2 . However, I can assure you that all the current Nik Applications  work perfectly as Aperture Plug Ins

    ( except for snapseed which is stand alone )


    I see Nik  has recently been acquired by Google  so it will be interesting to see what any future upgrades or new Applications  are like.


    As noted elsewhere  Aperture has now been upgraded to RAW  for the D600 provided you have OS 10.7x or 10.8x



  • johnfromvacy Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, now this is interesting. I have downloaded the update. I am running OSX 10.8.2. Some of my D600 pics have been recognised while others are still listed as unsupported file format. Have tried restarting machine and aperture, even changing aperture libraries.... ideas people?

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