Thursday, March 14, 2013

Importing D7100 raw files into Lightroom

My DIY raw profile for the D7100 sadly did not work.  However, I found a workaround.

The workaround is to use a raw metadata editor to change the metadata to say that it is from the D5200.  Then you can import it into LR4 (so far without issues).  I used a program called Exif Pilot to edit the metadata.  Not sure if it is spyware-free so please do you due diligence before you install it.

UPDATE: I've now been using exiftool.  Instructions here:

Nikon D7100 Hands-On Real World User Review
Nikon D7100 Low Light Teaser
Nikon D7100 FAQ and Helpful Links
Nikon D7100 Shadow Recovery
Nikon D7100 Real World Dynamic Range
Nikon D5200 and D7100 Band-Aid: Solutions for Banding
Sample of D7100 banding in a real world shot