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2008/10/31 [Consumer/Camera] UID:51762 Activity:nil
10/31   I'm the Nikon D90 guy. This has been a very difficult decision I've
        had to make but I've decided to ditch Nikon. What helped me decide
        was the fact that I shoot RAW, and RAW on Canon is vastly superior
        over Nikon. All the software that Nikon gives you is horrible! I
        tried View NX (free) which gives you very basic features like viewing,
        EXIF info, and launching yet another program (Picture Control Utility)
        within the viewer to do quick color adjustments. It is really slow.
        The user interface is nothing like I've ever seen, it's like it was
        written in the late-80s where you have very awkward interfaces and
        unintuitive, ineffective work flow buttons. The other program that
        Nikon lets you try for 60 days free is Capture NX 2. This program
        is much much more powerful.  I like how you can drag/drop the dark
        areas, and quickly tune the color. Unfortunately, it is huge and slow
        (I have a 2GHz Pentium 2GB ram). It takes nearly a minute to launch,
        and every little action you do takes quite a while. The batch
        processing feature is pretty powerful... but converting each NEF to
        JPG takes minutes!!! This is such a horrible piece of software, I
        can't believe they're selling it for $100-150.
          Out of curiousity, I downloaded Canon's free DPP 3 online and
        downloaded a few sample CR2 files. DPP is incredibly easy to use,
        and looks like software that's built in the 21st century. It's got
        everything I need (color adjustment, macro button 1/2/3). It is
        amazingly FAST. Unfortunately, these features are only available for
        CRx files, exclusive to Canon shooters.
          At this point, I'm very disappointed with Nikon. I love their
        camera and how they feel in my hands. The CLS system is nice too as
        I have a couple of SB-800 and SB-600. But everything else about it,
        like comparable lens price (compare the prices of their 24-70mm f/2.8,
        zoom, etc), software, features, etc. Speaking of software, I would
        not even pay $10 for Capture NX 2 given that DPP is free and does
        everything I need already, at 5-10X the speed. At this point, I
        regret getting my D90. I waited long enough but Nikon just can't
        keep up /w the 21st century. Good bye Nikon, and hello Canon... will
        keep you guys updated on my new Canon acquisitions soon.
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