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NoCoShutter: Sorry, but I think it's LAME of Adobe to make users of LR 3.x pay for a full version (or update) to LR4 just to get camera support. If they MUST make more $$ for every camera… then sell the RAW support patches individually. Heck, I'd pay $$ for digital support for the 5DIII rather than have to update about 50 catalogs and 1,000,000 images. That'll be fun.
I just purchased a Canon 5d Mark III and brought up my 3.6 Lightroom like others and got the familiar “The files are from a camera which is not recognized by the raw format support in Lightroom (14).” Well, like everyone else, I am happy with Lightroom 3.6 and don’t want to upgrade to 4.1. I found a work-around. Download DNG converter 7.1 for windows. It’s free.
I downloaded my CR2 Raw files to my PC from my camera, ran the DNG converter program, brought up Lightroom 3.6 and imported the DNG files and it recognizes the files. You can now edit and convert to JPG like before. Now you can use Lightroom 3.6 on newer cameras like the 5d Mark III. It should work for the new Nikon D800 as well. It adds an extra step but save us upgrading to 4.1.