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Nikon capture NX

29 Sep 2013 11:55AM
Can I buy Nikon capture NX as an online download in Europe? I saw one site but when I investigated there were some adverse commentaries.

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akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 12:20PM
If you are looking to buy the original version of Nikon capture NX then I think you will be hard pressed to find it as it is old software. What you need is NX2 which should be available to download as a trial version from Nikon
dakasuju 9 6
29 Sep 2013 12:24PM
I had no problem and it has worked well since I got it. I also found that when I got familiar with its use, I get better results than I do using Photoshop CS5. Very different mode of use of course , but I found it much easier to master than I have Lightroom for instance. Good luck with it if you do decide to purchase. Ken
29 Sep 2013 12:51PM
I really meant NX2 but my problem wasn't well explained, my problem was the only seller I could find had a few people commenting not to buy from there. I would prefer to buy from Nikon but I want to get it online.

29 Sep 2013 1:51PM
A 60 day trial is downloadable from Nikon here
29 Sep 2013 2:59PM
Thanks Stuart, I hav downloaded. I suppose if I want to have it they will give me an option to buy it.

thewilliam 9 6.1k
29 Sep 2013 11:30PM
I seem to remember buying my copy - a real DVD in a box - from Grays of Westminster and it was cheaper than RRP.
30 Sep 2013 7:37AM
I suppose that would be best, I am a bit lazy and when I want something it is wonderful to have it immediately. I will definitely look at that option.

Gundog 5 629 Scotland
30 Sep 2013 12:27PM
Don't actually pay for it until you have tried it exhaustively.

NX2 now lies totally unused on my PC because Lightroom is infinitely superior (and less expensive).

The only slight advantage of NX2, if you limit yourself to a "point and shoot" mentality, is that it will carry forward any in-camera "scene" settings you might use. Personally, I much prefer to start with an untarnished Raw file and apply my own adjustments post-exposure.
30 Sep 2013 12:58PM
Thanks Gundog. I have been reading all I can on the internet about shooting raw and its advantages, I was very interested to read what Rockwell said on the subject, he said more or less that Camera companies invest an enormous amount of time and research getting the best results from their cameras and that he feels it is very much like someone going to a top restaurant and taking home a meal made by a top chef and redoing it at home.
I am giving raw and NX2 a good trial, I have about 55 days to go and I will be able to decide by then, or perhaps much sooner. I agree that sometimes we become (perhaps too) enthusiastic about something and then find out that we have bought something we never use.
LenShepherd 10 3.6k United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 1:37PM
In their era NX and NX2 were way ahead of the competition.
If you want to edit everything Lightroom is probably a better starting point as you do not have NX2.
As you cannot use Nikon camera presets with Lightroom you have to at least batch process almost everything in Lightroom as a basic RAW file starts with no sharpening, low contrast and low saturation.
A dilemma for those with NX2 or quite good and free NX2, or who have used in camera Nikon settings is these options are dumped by Lightroom, and by most other software, unless you first convert everything on your computer hard drive to a TIFF.

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