Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

Started Feb 26, 2014 | Polls thread
mtlr Regular Member • Posts: 294
Re: FWIW, CNX2 runs better than ever in Win 8.1, but there is a catch...

rhlpetrus wrote:

mtlr wrote:

That's very important to me, as a fearless Win 8.1 user, and in light of the ghastly Nikon news that CNX2 will no longer be supported.

I intend to continue using CNX2 for a while, probably at least until Nikon produces a new irresistible new camera that I have to get sometime in the future (or maybe if I get a new non-Nikon camera). That could be a few years down the road, meanwhile I'm relieved that I'll be able to continue happily using CNX2 in Win 8.x, probably meaning a few years from now too. And hopefully Win 9 and beyond will be CNX2-compatible too....

But .. does it run faster than on a Mac? I doubt it. I moved from W7 to a Mac and the difference was impressive, and no freezing, ever.

I don't know, Renato, as I have never tried and compared CNX2 speeds in a Mac vs. a Win 8.1 PC. You surely know a lot more than me about that and will happily take your word for it.

My point was just that CNX2 speed I currently get at my fairly standard Win notebook (i7, 8GB RAM) is quite OK for me, I hardly ever have to wait for opening/saving NEFs and edits and haven't had any CNX2 freezes for a long time now. It seems PCs, Win and CNX2 itself evolved a lot during the last couple of years and work together much better than before.

But there is a catch, related to CNX2 demise: After reading Thom's article here http://www.dslrbodies.com/accessories/software-for-nikon-dslrs/software-news/the-embedded-adjustments.HTML , I may opt for his suggestion #2, the dedicated and isolated CNX2 PC, as it may be the only way to have ongoing access to thousands and thousands of NEFs with CNX2 edits that I have accumulated through the years. As Thom says, that sucks, but Nikon is not leaving any better options for us CNX2 users, as switching to any other PP software (i.e. LR5) from now on WILL NOT solve this huge issue.

This is really, really awful, Nikon. Something is simply very wrong here, how come a famously backward compatibility commited company couldn't work out a better transition path for CNX2 users, specially while owning 40% of NIK? Never though I would say something this harsh about Nikon but, sadly, I feel this time it's deserved: Totally unaceptable.

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