Nikon D5/D500 support added in Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 and Lightroom CC 2015.5

Adobe added Nikon D5 and D500 support in their latest version of Camera Raw 9.5 and Lightroom CC 2015.5. Lens profiles for the following Nikon F mount lenses were also added:

  • Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  • Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED

The Nikon D5 will start shipping next week: Amazon changed their shipping date to March 24th, Adorama lists the 25th of March, while the official shipping date from Nikon is March 26th.

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  • D700s

    Nice to know it will be available when the camera ships.

  • Is it known if Camera RAW 9.1 will open a D500 RAW file? If not, will Nikon provide a utility to convert the D500 RAW files to TIFFs. Is there a better, simpler program for converting the D500 RAW files to TIFFs, perhaps by batch?

    • Jaroslav Charvát

      NX-D can do this rather nicely, applying whatever setting you decide to choose for a sample nef file, provided there is a version of this programme to support the camera. I suppose Nikon releases an updated version on the official date of D5/D500 release if the current official version of NX-D doesn’t support them already.

      • AlphaT

        Last I checked, NikonUSA hasn’t updated the NX-D yet.

  • fiziks

    First time I can remember Adobe releasing support for a Nikon DSLR NEF file BEFORE the camera was available. I may be wrong on that. I seem to remember that Adobe has always had to get their hands on the NEFs first to reverse-engineer them (although for some cameras changing the metadata to indicate a different model has served as a work-around). Did Adobe get the format from Nikon? Or are there NEFs available?

    • AlphaT

      Somebody probably leaked a NEF from a shipping version of D5 to Adobe.

      • TheInfinityPoint

        Probably from that time that one guy found the D5 sitting in some random shop in France lol!

      • Eric Calabros

        is a random NEF file enough for Adobe to do the reverse engineering? I thought they use their own color table and their own standardized lighting. Considering that D5 CFA is different (to get more light), I think knowing just where is the black level is not enough to get it right. Unless Nikon has injected some “what-to-do” codes into the NEF files. We should ask Iliah Borg.

  • TheInfinityPoint

    Lol they’re finally adding the lens profile for the 28-70 lens. It’s too bad it doesn’t work on the D750 though. It does work on my D800 which is why I kept it.

    • Jim Huang

      Why doesn’t it work with the D750?

      • TheInfinityPoint

        I meant the AF doesn’t work. I’m not even sure why, but I know other people experience the same issue. Interestingly enough I think the 80-200 works on the D750, and they were released around the same time.

  • Stephen Corby

    They are certainly getting faster with these. The Nikon D750 had it within a week of release and I believe it was the same for the D810. It’s nice to get it out before. I wonder if Nikon is actually responsible for it? It would be really easy to get them to sign an NDA and get a free RAW sample in advance.

    • fiziks

      “Easy”? Other companies do this all the time, and it’s a very straightforward process, yes. But Nikon has been notorious in the past for trying to keep the secret sauce in the NEF files a secret. Maybe they are easing up on that because they aren’t selling Capture NX2 anymore and they are giving NX-D away for free (IMO, even at “free”, NX-D isn’t worth it)?

  • MRomine

    So is this the line in the sand? Is this the first camera not supported by LR and Camera RAW stand alone versions?

  • Thomas

    Is it only the CC version of LR that will work with D5/D500 NEF or is the standalone version as well which the news article on Dpreview would seem to indicate?

    • nwcs

      Both will work with D5/D500.

      • Thomas

        I have my suspicions as I have done the latest update to my LR and CS6 (not the CC versions) and the ACR Version is still 9.1 not the version 9.5 that will allow me to open D5/D500 files when my body arrives.
        When I try to open a NEF file in Camera Raw, it prompts to update to ACR 9.5 but when you check in both CS6 and LR 6.5, there are no further updates available.
        I will have to wait until my D5 arrives and then check but I suspect that I won’t be able to open them unless I upgrade to CC. I’ll probably move to another RAW converter than give Adobe money every month.

  • outkasted

    onder ho ordering from BnH

  • TylerChappell

    I have been waiting on them to update the Adobe DNG Converter for proper 4K support since September! On 9.4 and earlier, the DNG converter would not scale properly on my 27″ 4K monitor, which caused the bottom buttons of the program to be hidden from view. But now in the “Change Preferences” option they have added an option for UI scaling so that you can scale the DNG converter to 200% so that it is easier to use on 4K displays.
    Also, it’s about time the updated the aesthetics of Camera RAW to match Photoshop and Lightroom’s dark grey colors!

  • Allen_Wentz

    Adobe has become a bad firm, evil even. I have used PS since the 90’s and currently own a Master Collection, CS 6, I upgraded from CS5 only because CS6 was billed as the last non-subscription version.

    Today I tried to edit an image in PS and CS6 insisted I give my Apple I.D. for a “trial.” WTF?! I am done with Adobe and will _never_ buy CC, so I called Adobe to get my app back. The automated system essentially told me to piss off, no more telephone support for CS.

    I went to Pixelmator to do my work.

  • 24×36

    How about the NON-“Cloud” LR?!

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