ACR and DNG converter 7.2 now available

Download it here for Mac, and here for Windows.

Just about every new camera released at Photokina is supported, including the D600, XF1, X-E1, LX7/ D-Lux 6, NEX-6, NEX-5R, A99 and final support for the RX100. It also adds tethered shooting capability for the D800/ D800E. Personally, this is great news as there’s new functionality for three of my regularly used cameras…and I can finally do a full evaluation of the D600’s image quality.

Deciding what to bring for the Japan workshop just got harder. Right now it’s a three-way battle between the D600/ 28/1.8G/ 85/1.8G, M9-P/ ZM28/ ZM2/50 and the OM-D/ 12/ 45/1.8…thoughts, anybody? MT


  1. dukenuken says:

    I’m going to Paris in a few days (romantic trip), I’ll bring my old TLR Minolta Autocord 1 with Ilford HP5+ and Delta 3200, since I’ll have limitations with the Delta 3200 during the day I’ll also bring my E-M5 and two primes (standard+short tele). My Canon 5Dmk3 and all my canon glass will stay at home. Why ? Because those cameras are FUN. So my advice is not the E-M5, in doubt just choose the one you’ll think will be more FUN ! πŸ™‚

    • You could just buy a 4-stop ND also πŸ™‚

      I still haven’t decided, though the fact that most of my students will be shooting Leica M makes me inclined to go with the M9-P.

  2. Hi Ming- I’m curious to see what you think of the raws produced by the RX-100. I am thinking of getting one to supplement my normal dslr and would love to have your opinion. Cheers

    • There seems to be some improvement in the algorithm between 7.1 and 7.2 – definitely much better now. The tonal transitions are a lot smoother, and a tiny (10) bit of luminance NR seems to resolve the noise issue. Still a highly recommended camera.

  3. Here’s my thought. There’s a lot of interest in the D600 right now. What I’m thinking is the more information on the D600 that you put out there right now may help increase some traffic on your site. Take advantage of the moment. I love the site! I want to see it flourish! I spread the word when I can. Thanks for all you do.

    • Thanks for the suggestion, Jeff. But remember that I shoot what makes sense and is the best tool for the job, not what will drive traffic. The images come first, everything else is a byproduct. And I think that if I did it the other way around, I’d lose a good chunk of my credibility.

  4. I’m all for the om-d. I just upgraded to one from my e-p2 and am floored by the dramatic improvement in both the handling and the files. Now, I just need to wait for the upcoming macro lens to be delivered to replace my old 50/4 macro takumar and then I can save up a bit more money so that I may sign up for your photography class. πŸ™‚

    My guess though, without ever having used one, is that the d600 would have the edge with regard to image quality, particularly at higher iso values, but the om-d makes for a light travel kit.

  5. Give me the M9-P and you can go light or go heavy with the OM-D and D600!

  6. compulady says:

    I’d go D600 with 28 and 85 1.8’s, it a pretty small kit for full frame. You’ve done the OM-D travel already, time for the FF travel test. That is what I’m going with on my outing in NYC today.

  7. OMD ! But then I’m biased, as I have one .

  8. Ming it doesn’t say that the D600 is supported

  9. Now with D600 and light and really good 1.8G primes anyone can travel “light”… of course OM-D is lighter, but I do not belive IQ can match the new Nikon level even if Oly is really pushing the limits…

  10. Go light! M9-P/ ZM28/ ZM2/50 or the OM-D/ 12/ 45/1.8….but I’d go for OM-D…but that’s just me πŸ™‚

    • I’m leaning towards the OM-D too, but that is a known quantity (and doesn’t have a good 28mm solution right now) and I haven’t had the chance to put the D600 through its paces yet. The low light capabilities of the M9 and f2.8 lenses leave a lot to be desired…but it works well when there’s enough light. I suppose this is a good problem to have…

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