Converted Nikon D600 raw files into DNG - saw amazing recovery potential

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creaDVty Senior Member • Posts: 1,268
Converted Nikon D600 raw files into DNG - saw amazing recovery potential

I found out that you can trick Lightroom into importing D600 raw files by modifying the EXIF to change the model name to an already-supported camera. The resulting image is cropped but usable. The best model name to use so far is Nikon D4 (image will be cropped to 4928 x 3280.

Anyway, I saw that the files had tremendous highlight and shadow recovery. You might recall the clipped highlights from the ViewNX2 version of the black ferrari I was complaining about:

Here is the Lightroom version with no adjustments

And here it is with highlight recovery

No clipped highlights at all.

Here is a severely backlit shot, processed in ViewNX2 (metering was center-weighted average mode)

And here it is after Lightroom adjustments:

Here's a more detailed blogpost:

Best regards,

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