Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

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Jeff Klofft Veteran Member • Posts: 3,556
Missing a choice
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There needs to be a choice of "It was until a few days ago, but now I see I need to move on"

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MRM4350 Senior Member • Posts: 1,957
Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

I just started using Capture NX2 after trying the trial. I really like the u-point feature. I've never been able to figure out layers. For straight conversion I usually use View NX for images that don't need any modification.

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Shotcents
Shotcents Senior Member • Posts: 4,472
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I've been using NX2 because I like those control points.

But I'm certain that NX2 gives me a better conversion than all others I've tried.

Who else has control points???

Robert

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Steve Bingham
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Slow, awkward, and cumbersome. Did I mention slow?

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Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?
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Use CNX2 only and it's fast with my D800e NEF files on my fast computer.

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D200_4me Veteran Member • Posts: 3,887
Not really

I own it, but I almost never use it.  I don't see the point in using it anymore, once I became more proficient in Lightroom.   I suppose they need their own converter, but I definitely will not be buying the new version when it's available.  Again, there's no point, because I don't really need it.

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nadjap Regular Member • Posts: 162
Re: Not really
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Tried both Capture One and LR, both more than one time.

Always returned to CNX-2 very soon .

Still working with it until I need a new OS or a new camera.

Shotcents
Shotcents Senior Member • Posts: 4,472
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Steve Bingham wrote:

Slow, awkward, and cumbersome. Did I mention slow?

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Steve, NX2 is as fast or faster, on my quad core mac, than pretty much anything else.

But even my duo core Macbook Pro with 8 GB ram can do reasonably well. I admit that when I had a slower experience with my PC/NX2 setup.

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vkyr2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,499
Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

Shotcents wrote:

I've been using NX2 because I like those control points.

But I'm certain that NX2 gives me a better conversion than all others I've tried.

Who else has control points???

U-Points are NIK's technology (nowadays a subsidiary of Google) and thus these are used widely inside their plzg-ins. With their Viveza these are usable in Lightroom and Aperture too, though not completely in the same seamless included way.

Also AFAI recall Lightroom has those adjustment brushes, which can be used to yield similar results.

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I use too many different camera brands to use CNX...

...or any other manufacturer's software. My converter needs to handle Canon, Minolta/Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm–all manner of RAW formats, concurrently. I have current copies of Aperture, Lightroom and Capture One Pro. I use Capture One the most.

When I first got serious about Nikon with the purchase of my D3 and D300 in 2007, I licensed Capture NX, but the IQ it delivered was very much like OOC JPEGs: yellow-biased color rendition, lacking in fine detail–partially the result of relatively crude sharpening. And the software itself was buggy and the UI unfathomable (for me).

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itchhh
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Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

I find it interesting that most folks use the software than not.  As for me, I'll continue to use it until I can't.  I suspect that will be a long time too... unless there is a major development in either camera's or software.

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D200_4me Veteran Member • Posts: 3,887
Re: Not really

It's ok for basic edits and corrections, but trying to be more creative like adding a vignette to an image and it gets much more complicated and clumsy.   That's why I consider NX2 to only be for simple connections and raw conversion, not real editing.    Sure, you CAN do SOME editing, but it's not anywhere close to something like Lightroom for very quick editing (creative or otherwise) and batch processing.

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RyanBoston Senior Member • Posts: 1,150
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Great picture!

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hectorsm Regular Member • Posts: 161
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Shotcents wrote:

Steve Bingham wrote:

Slow, awkward, and cumbersome. Did I mention slow?

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Steve, NX2 is as fast or faster, on my quad core mac, than pretty much anything else.

But even my duo core Macbook Pro with 8 GB ram can do reasonably well. I admit that when I had a slower experience with my PC/NX2 setup.

Robert

I have a 16gb ram 3.4Ghz Core i7 PC with 2X500gb RAID 0 and I can tell you the PC helps but it's still feels slow compared to LR.  You cannot take away the fact that NX2 saves all the edits to the orginal NEF files which will always end up slower by nature.   LR sidecar file method will always beat NX2 in that area.  The problem gets worse with bigger NEF files.  NX-D solves this issue but NX2 will always have it.

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Apollo18
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Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

Have to admit I was surprised by how many people use this clunky outdated piece of software! I do realise the RAW processing is great, as I used to use it myself. For me though, the processing in LR is very nearly as good and the UI and file management it provides are light years ahead.

I'm not criticising people for using CNX2, I guess I'm just saying I admire their patience...

I switched in 2009.

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Jeff Klofft wrote:

There needs to be a choice of "It was until a few days ago, but now I see I need to move on"

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Jeff

That's actuall an option for a further poll, that you could start, about what people are planning to do next. The present one is about what has been so far, to gauge CNX2 user base.

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rhlpetrus OP Forum Pro • Posts: 24,492
Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

itchhh wrote:

I find it interesting that most folks use the software than not. As for me, I'll continue to use it until I can't. I suspect that will be a long time too... unless there is a major development in either camera's or software.

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Not really, just a new OS version where it doesn't run properly.

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sirraj Forum Member • Posts: 65
Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?
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I have used it for years as my primary raw processing program. Have tried several other programs, but I prefer Capture NX2. After looking at NX-D, assuming these are the final features, I will switch to something else, maybe Lightroom.

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dwight3
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Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

I was a bit surprised at the number that claimed CNX2 as their primary PP software (>21% at the time of this post, 146 votes). I would have expected fewer. Of course it could be the case that primarily people with an interest in CNX2 are answering the poll.

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itchhh
itchhh Veteran Member • Posts: 7,514
Re: Let's poll it: Do you use CNX2?

rhlpetrus wrote:

itchhh wrote:

I find it interesting that most folks use the software than not. As for me, I'll continue to use it until I can't. I suspect that will be a long time too... unless there is a major development in either camera's or software.

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Not really, just a new OS version where it doesn't run properly.

I here what you're saying, but I'm sticking with Windows 7 64 bit.  There is no way in hell that I'll ever upgrade to Windows 8

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