D800 - What raw conversion software?

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D800 - What raw conversion software?
7 months ago

Hi,

I shoot with D800, RAW only as I am really not a fan of OOC jpegs. I own Nikon Capture NX as well as Lightroom/Photoshop. I shoot only for pleasure/family so I do not have huge volumes. I pretty much only use LR and once in a while Photoshop when and if needed. Capture NX was dismissed a while ago as too slow and not convenient.

Recently I discovered Capture One Pro 7 by coincidence. After a little adaptation, I find it fast, convenient for batches (at least as convenient as LR) but MOST IMPORTANTLY I find the RAW conversion literally blows that of LR with no effort, the colors are so much better immediately (and I have my a few D800 profiles in LR that I either bought or developed).

I am really struggling to find any disadvantage of using Capture One only but I am new to it and not a pro. I may be wrong but it seems obvious to me that LR is much more widespread here than Capture One so I am wondering what I am missing and a few questions come to my mind:

- for those of you who know both softwares and own a D800, do you agree with my conclusions?

- what am I missing in LR that would make it obviously much better to use?

- do you agree with my conclusion about the raw conversion of Capture One vs LR for D800?

Thanks,

FTD5

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