Nikon D5 DNG converter

I have been using the DNG converter for Nikon D5 raw files. Today I upgraded my Mac OS to 10.12.2 (the latest). I then tried to convert NEF files to DNG, and the conversion says "there is an unexpected end of file", and will not convert. Am I overlooking something? I tried updating to DNG converter 9.8 and still no conversion? DO I have to finally move to CC?

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Nikon D5 DNG converter

I have been using the DNG converter for Nikon D5 raw files. Today I upgraded my Mac OS to 10.12.2 (the latest). I then tried to convert NEF files to DNG, and the conversion says "there is an unexpected end of file", and will not convert. Am I overlooking something? I tried updating to DNG converter 9.8 and still no conversion? DO I have to finally move to CC?

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Correct Answer by JimHess
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If you are using Nikon Transfer to copy the images from your camera, just skip that step. Open the DNG converter and point it to the folder on the card that contains the images. Then set a destination to a folder on your hard drive. There really isn't any need to use Nikon Transfer.

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Re: Nikon D5 DNG converter

I answered my own question, but maybe this will help others. The adobe software is fine. The problem is that Nikon software is not upgraded to work with Mac OS sierra 10.12.2. Pic files are corrupted by the Nikon software. They are working on a solution. Meanwhile, the trick is to download raw files into Photos. Then export the original files to an outside folder. Then the DNG converter will convert NEF files to DNG and CS6 works fine.

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Re: Nikon D5 DNG converter

Adobe Community Professional, Jan 09, 2017

If you are using Nikon Transfer to copy the images from your camera, just skip that step. Open the DNG converter and point it to the folder on the card that contains the images. Then set a destination to a folder on your hard drive. There really isn't any need to use Nikon Transfer.

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Re: Nikon D5 DNG converter

Thanks. That is a better way

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Re: Nikon D5 DNG converter

Can the converter find the stored pics on the camera, or do you have to use a card reader?

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Adobe Community Professional, Jan 12, 2017

As far as I know, the DNG converter should find the images if you connect the camera to your computer. But I have never tried that. I have always use a card reader.

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Re: Nikon D5 DNG converter

Most cameras have an option in the setup menu, configuring the camera to computer connection either as a local drive or some other format.  Just set it to be a local drive, connect it, find the drive in file explorer or finder, and aim the DNG converter at the appropriate folder.

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Re: Nikon D5 DNG converter

Thanks again, so far directly connecting the camera doesn't show the files. I will keep looking. It still works through Photos, and Nikon may get their act together soon.

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