Experience Using Helicon Filter with RAW Cameras?

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KenO
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Experience Using Helicon Filter with RAW Cameras?

Unread postby KenO » 19.07.2007 20:50

Am new to digital photography. I want to get either a new or used RAW capable digital camera.

Only recently found out that each camera manufacturers RAW files are different http://www.openraw.org/ and even Adobe DNG is not totally open. http://www.openraw.org/node/1548#comment-709 At least that is what this site says?

Did some searching of helicon forums and found that Helicon Filter has problems opening various camera RAW files. Some of these are older postings and the problems may have been corrected with the latest software releases.

Would appreciate any comments concerning either no problems or problems with various camera RAW files.

Thanks

KenO

lutz
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Unread postby lutz » 19.07.2007 21:00

Usually such problems are fixed within a week or two by the Helicon guys.
Do you have any specifics?

KenO
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Unread postby KenO » 20.07.2007 20:04

lutz,

Thanks for the info.

While I would like to get any Pro Canon or Nikon will most likely get something much less expensive.

Am only starting my homework concerning RAW digital cameras so if anyone has any suggestions am interested.

KenO

lutz
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Unread postby lutz » 20.07.2007 20:46

I am not absolutely sure, but AFAIK Helicon Filter even gives you the choice to use the original Nikon or Canon libraries for RAW conversions for these two manufacturers.
HF has a such a great user interface, that I can only recommend it for anybody starting out with photo enhancements, be it JPEGs or RAW files.

DomS
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Unread postby DomS » 20.07.2007 23:58

As you can use DCRAW as an alternative RAW converter, there should be no worries :)
Dom


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