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bagnon
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« on: May 14, 2012, 05:46:59 PM »
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Hi folks,

Time ago, I wrote a M9 DNG to Nikon NEF converter, see here,

http://bagnonm.blogspot.se/search/label/DNG2NEF

I have expanded this tool to also support the X1, M8, and now I'm working on the S2. For each Leica model, I need a NEF container with a similar or bigger resolution than the DNG file, and with the release of the D800, the latest Capture NX also allows to happily process S2 files.

The only S2 files I have been able to test are from firmware 1.0.0.9, taken from here, http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/leica_s2_photos, and I need to test recent firmware files.

Can you provide me with S2 files of the latest camera firmware? I do not need them to be nice pictures, just uncompressed DNG files.

Volunteers may want to try the following beta on such S2 DNG files. It is a Mac OS 10.7 64bit program, set the flag "Strict compat." to "No" to process your files,

http://www.bagnon.com/dng2nef/dng2nef3beta.app.zip

Many thanks in advance,

Miguel
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 01:28:44 PM »
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So the point of this is to use Nikon Capture NX to process your pictures?
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 12:42:28 AM »
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Yes, my workflow is based on Capture NX, and with it's integrated version management and non-destructive editing, not only I'm happy with it, but I have too many pictures that cannot be moved to, say LR, without either converting to TIFF, or maintain at RAW level but losing the edit and adjustments settings.

So, once I got a Leica M9, I decided to make its DNG to fit into my workflow, and it does pretty well, and then a few users of other Leica cameras have asked me to support their models. There is also a bit of entertainment in decoding these file formats and master their processing.

Regards
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