Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 released with support for D7100, P330, Coolpix A and more


Adobe released Lightroom 4.4, Camera Raw 7.4 and DNG Converter 7.4 with support and improvements for several Nikon cameras and F-mount lenses.

Download links:

New camera support for:

  • Nikon 1 J3
  • Nikon 1 S1
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Nikon Coolpix P330

New F-mount lens support added:

  • Nikon 1 18.5mm f/1.8
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012
  • Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A009N
  • Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD

In addition, Adobe introduced adjusted Nikon default white balance for the following camera models:

  • NikonD2X
  • NikonD2Xs
  • NikonD2Hs
  • NikonD200
  • NikonD40
  • NikonD50
  • NikonD80
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  • Marty

    Finally, wooooohooooo !!!

  • ivalentin

    Finally …tired to import to viewnx and make 100 mb tiff from 30mb nef !

  • francis Courteaux

    No micro four third mount lens inside this update as usual.

    • ShutterMan

      That is because the lens correction is already embedded into to raw files. Open those same files with RawDigger and get ready to see some extreme distortion.

    • Micah Goldstein

      Try the Adobe lens profile downloader. Or maybe try making your own profiles if you don’t like those? I have the 14mm/2.5, 20/1.7, 45/1.8, and 14-45/OIS and I’m quite happy with what ACR is giving me. I may have grabbed some extra profiles though. Explore!

  • raw

    what about tethered shooting for D600??

  • Forbs

    Waaaaaaaah wah wah something about how there’s no D400 update and further crying about I’m going to sell all my gear and buy Canon.


  • Jon McGuffin

    So… where are all those naysayers about two weeks ago crying about how they can’t buy a D7100 because Adobe won’t support if for months!?!?! it took ’em what.. a couple of weeks?
    Probably the same crowd wining about the D400.. Boys, the D400 *WILL* be here around the same time the 7DM2 is announced, maybe a little before…

    • Micah Goldstein

      There is truth in saying that a new camera is useless to pros until their software can support it. And there is truth to the statement that the world needs a proper high frame rate replacement for the D300, and the D7100 isn’t it.

      But the D7100 is 87% there with 7fps at 15mp. And the AF system on the D7100 is a solid proven system, superior to the 7d. (maybe the mkii will improve on that though?)

      In the mean time, I’m going to replace my two month old D300s with a D7100 and hang on to my D700. Best of all worlds there. (with room for a D800 soon!)

      • Calibrator

        > But the D7100 is 87% there with 7fps at 15mp.

        If there was ever a purely subjective opinion expressed in this forum then this is it.
        Care to explain why 8fps are enough?
        Why not 10 fps with 15MP or 12fps with 12MP?

        • Micah Goldstein

          I can’t argue that the option for more wouldn’t be a bad thing at all. All I was trying to say is that maintaining a basic spec like fps and improving lots of other things still amounts to an upgrade. For instance, the D300 can validly be called an upgrade to both the D2x and D2h.

          Whether it’s an upgrade that suits you is, as always, subjective.

          Could I use more fps? Hell yeah! I do think that 10 seems to be the limit for usable blackout times and good AF. Current DSLR tech relies on TTL focusing off a sub mirror, so there’s a physical limit that is the sum of AF computation speed/competence, physical ability of the lens to focus, the ability of the iris to open and close, mirror movement/vibration/aerodynamics–heck, I wonder if there’s an issue of breaking the sound barrier at some point.

          Anyway, there are physical limits. The real limit right now appears to be processing power. Take a look at the numbers and you’ll see that the full 24mp dump at 6fps is not that far behind the D4 for processing bandwidth. And when you consider that the D7100 is much noisier (not knocking it, just the facts) than the D4, the D7100 may actually be churning through the same or more amount of data at 6fps.

          Now, there’s no reason the same processing couldn’t have achieved 8fps in 2x crop mode, so I’m guessing that’s more to do with the mirror/aperture mechanics. One more fps may have been possible, and I’m disappointed they didn’t aim for that. And RAM is cheap–I can’t believe they cheaped out and used the same amount as the D7000. That’s just silly, and an obvious sign that they ARE planning something with at least slightly more oomph.

          So, no, I too WANT more fps/mp/build/ISO, but realistically, this is an ok compromise. And 7 really is 87% of 8. That’s not a matter of opinion.

          • Calibrator

            Thanks for clarifying and supporting your argument. I was just wondering from what corner you come from: The always demanding photog, ignoring the tech behind the curtain, or the photog conscious of the limits of the tech (like myself).
            I think it will eventually boil down to photogs needing high-speed image acquisition to go the mirror-less (or fixed mirror) route. Moving mirrors are very likely at the end of their physical performance with 10/12 fps while doing AF.
            It’ll be interesting to see how Nikon will improve upon the D4: Will they do a D5 with Canon 1D X specs or improve on that? Or will they go fixed-mirror and sacrifice some high-ISO capabilities for it?

            • Micah Goldstein

              I don’t see Nikon ever going fixed mirror again. I was suprised to notice this though: looking at the transparent section of the main mirror on a D300s–90% of the mirror was transparent! More than fps, I’d really like to see an AF array that stretches to more of the frame. Looking at that D300s mirror assembly, I realize that a similarly large (or in this case even larger) sub-mirror would be necessary for a larger array. That probably means a limit on FPS. Boo.

              Well, here’s the thing–I’m not sure why, but the PD-AF directly on sensor seem to be awfully slow. I’m not sure if that’s because the processing has to share a pipeline if it’s on the sensor or what, but it’s just too slow right now. There appears to be some limitation. And the best CD-AF I’ve seen still doesn’t track like the PD-AF. The Panasonic cameras and the EM5 are shockingly fast to lock on. But they can’t even keep up with a person walking towards the camera.

              Yet. I guess we’ll see!

              I suspect what we’ll see for the “pro” gear will be a bit of both. Mirror for most things, mirror up and on sensor focusing for anything the mirror can’t keep up with. That’s already how it’s kinda implemented, so evolution seems reasonable, no?

  • Dudette

    what about nikkor 18-35g?

  • Pete

    Any word if D600 tethering is supported yet?

  • Ana

    anybody continues to have problems oil spots with sensor D600 ???
    when you bought the D600? when shots already done?

  • Jorge

    Even though I own the D800, D700 and other Nikons I don’t care. What I do care about in this release is the raw processing capabilities for the Fuji X-tran sensor. I’ve been using the Silkypix Raw that came with the camera and it does a pretty good job, but interferes with my workflow.

    • Micah Goldstein

      …this update is the best ACR has done with Xtrans so far. It’s still not as sharp as the OOC jpegs though. I’m not convinced that Adobe will pursue the challenge of bringing ACR up to speed this way. If Fuji helps out/shares data, it might happen. But I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.

      • Calibrator

        > this update is the best ACR has done with Xtrans so far. It’s still not as sharp as the OOC jpegs though.

        Is this really a problem with the RAW conversion or is the JPG codec in the camera simply configured to be a bit more aggressive when sharpening the data?
        In other words: Can you sharpen the RAWs in LR without problem to get a similar result?

        • Micah Goldstein

          I’ve tried. The issue is the way they’re de-mosaic-ed. Color resolution suffers greatly. For an example, check out the raw files over at Imaging Resource. Red/blue color stars are very telling. OOC jpegs don’t do the same.

          I even tried an adjustment brush on the color stars to undo any moire/fringing correction that might be applied by default–no luck.

          I agree, it’s not up to the OOC processing yet.

          • Calibrator

            Sounds like the problem is the RAW converter at this point, then.

            I don’t think that the sharpening routines in LR are taking the Bayer filter pattern into account (or even depend on it) but I could be entirely wrong. At least I’d program them that way.

            If the RAW converter would work 100% correctly the sharpening (or other functions like denoise) would work like with other cameras, except, well, the results would be sharper (because of the sensor, not the algorithm).The same would apply to a Bayer-equipped sensor without an antialias-filter like the D800E or D7100: Sharper result without using a different sharpening algorithm.

        • Micah Goldstein

          Also: Bruce Bayer filed the patent for his filter array in 1976. So it’s safe to say people have been working on the math for this filter array for 37 years now. How old is Xtrans? Even with today’s computing power, it still takes a bright mind and/or a lot of time to improve on something that is so ubiquitous and mature.

          Read: hooray for innovation! But we’re still in beta, which is Adobe’s problem, but not fault.

    • Calibrator

      There are also usually bug fixes in these smaller revisions.
      I’d upgrade for this reason alone but then again I’m not depending on LR for my living.

  • The Nikon D600 has been out for a bit. No excuse for not being included in this update. The D7100 just got on the scene and its in this upadte!!! WTF. I just sold my D7000 for the New D7100. for my 2nd body. So Im not totally out. I still would like to have my D600 to tether.

    • Micah Goldstein

      D600 raw file WFM with the 7.4 pre-release. Probably still work with this update. Try it!

  • Micah Goldstein

    Admin, you may want to add this to your post…

    Manual downloads:

    • carlo

      most usefull part of the whole post and no one cared. People is more focused on the fight between +/- 1 fps than on shooting (and editing) their pics! CRAZY!

      • Micah Goldstein

        I’m not sure if he missed this or ignored it. It’s possible that he didn’t want to draw Adobe’s attention to the direct link. But it’s an open secret. They don’t tell anyone if they ask, but if you can find the link it will always work. Adobe would prefer to train people to do it their way, but their way doesn’t work for everyone.

  • Cookers

    the update software function in my Lightroom v4.3 is taking me to a download of v4.2 instead of v4.4 is it just me or is Adobe being cryptic or what…!

    • Calibrator

      I had no problems with it (4.3 -> 4.4).

    • Micah Goldstein

      Look for the direct links above…

  • Jos

    Installed it on Lion, but quickly went back to 4.3. When editing a photo in Photoshop, while saving your file LR is going mad updating the preview of the file bing saved. Looks like a strobe light. And then while quitting LR, for the first time ever it corrupted the library while making a back-up. The library could not be repaired on the Mac, I tried several times on a PC, no luck either. Finally, after copying the library to another disk and do some magic, it was repaired again. But I had to update all folder locations again. Most likely some bugs. 4.3 had no problems.

  • Can’t Believe It

    Every time I see that box I jump. The eyelashes on that lady scare the daylights out of me.

  • Kokica

    Can’t open those jkzqmj links…

  • I’ve updated both my lightroom & photoshop’s camera raw… they open fine in lightroom. wont open in photoshop.

  • Robert Schoen

    But does anyone have tethering software for the D7100? Neither Lightroom 4.4 or Sofortbild recognize the D7100.

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