Big deception when you buy a new one... i hope they can it really fast! 😞
They can fix.....
The camera has just been released and it takes Adobe a while in order to be able to use the RAW from brand new cameras. Most likely your camera will be supported in the next release of Lightroom Classic (but no guarantees either). In the meantime, you have to use the Nikon software to view and edit these RAWs.
Since the camera makers also make software, they see Adobe as a competitor and do not share data or new cameras with them. Thus is normally takes 1-2 software releases from Adobe to learn the new file formats.
The "Big deception" is the Camera manufacturer!
They change the format of their proprietary raw file with every new camera release.
Funny, it has been a 5 years since I've bought a new camera and just recently bought the Z6 II. I was telling my roommate how it "used to be" that you couldn't load your RAW files into Photoshop or Lightroom until they updated their support for those new camera file formats. Naively, I thought that they had "fixed" this issue. I thought that maybe Manufacturers decided to play nice and standardize their RAW formats, or at the very least, they would work with software companies to enable support BEFORE a new camera was released. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!
Honestly, I didn't even realize that Nikon produced their own software, I've been using PS and lightroom for so long. I guess when I need to process some images in the next week or so, I'll do the dance of using Nikon software to convert to TIFF and then importing those files. Kind of a pain - especially when you think you might have to do this for the next couple of months. *sigh* oh wel.
So what you're saying is you didn't do the necessary amound of research before spending over $2K for a camera ...
I did not. It wouldn't have affected my purchase decision because my D750 was busted and I wanted a new camera. If I was willing to switch from F-mount to Z-mount, the temporary lack of RAW support wasn't going to be a deciding factor. It still sucks, though. And I still don't quite understand why Nikon doesn't work with Adobe to ensure RAW support when a new format is released. Do they really see Adobe's tools as a competitor to their tools?
Quote " And I still don't quite understand why Nikon doesn't work with Adobe to ensure RAW support when a new format is released. Do they really see Adobe's tools as a competitor to their tools? "
Exactly! you should lobby them to do just that, however it's my opinion that Nikon would not wish to disclose their marketing details. Also how would they treat with all the other third party competitors of Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.
Nikon also has rejected the solution by Adobe to adopt the DNG file format, along with most of the Camera Manufacturers, for more than 15 years. Nikon and other Camera Manufacturers view their RAW files and their processing method details priority and a marketing tool.
That's kind of what I figured. They don't want to make the format open for software developers to use because it would expose data before a camera release. Seems though, that you could have a program where software developers, say, agree to certain criteria or join a "trusted" kind of program with a camera mfg that would allow them to integrate that raw format earlier into their software. I dunno.
That's what i do with Capture NX_D . It's boring but it works. And i love the new Z6 so i'll wait. Anyway i have no choice 🙂