Nikon has released a pair of software updates for the Capture NX and ViewNX programs, in order to improve support for photos taken with the D600 camera.
Nikon is constantly releasing updates for its pair of programs. Usually, the upgrades are pushed in order to add support for a new camera, but this time is different as the company has decided to repair a bug affecting users of the D600 DSLR.
Nikon Capture NX 2.4.2 and ViewNX 2.7.5 software updates available for download now
The changelogs of the Nikon Capture NX 2.4.2 and ViewNX 2.7.5 are identical, as both of them refer to the same bug fix. It is worth noting that only one change is available in both updates, meaning that this is just a minor update. Users of other Nikon cameras than the D600 can skip past it, as they will not be affected in any way.
Nikon Capture NX 2.4.2 and ViewNX 2.75 software updates fix a bug which caused RAW images, taken with the D600 running on firmware update 1.01 with Image Area set to DX (24×16) 1.5x and Active D-Lighting set to anything other than OFF, to display a white and very bright diagonal line.
Both the Capture NX and ViewNX programs showed this line when importing Nikon D600 RAW photos captured with the aforementioned settings. As the Japan-company has stated, this issue has been repaired in the 2.4.2 and 2.7.5 updates.
Nikon D600 problems all around
Despite the latest Nikon cameras not having an optical low-pass filter, the D600 has one and it is causing a lot of problems to photographers. Users are reporting that dust or oil is accumulating on the anti-aliasing filter when taking photos at certain settings.
The dust / oil accumulation issues have been confirmed by the Japanese company, which claims that they can be easily fixed by following some instructions found in the manual. Despite that, images captured with the camera are still showing visible marks of the little buggers.
Nikon Capture NX 2.4.2 and ViewNX 2.7.5 download links
Nikon Capture NX 2.4.2 software update is available for download on both Windows and Mac OS X computers at the company’s official website.
The Nikon ViewNX 2.7.5 update can also be downloaded by users with Windows or Mac OS X PCs at the official support page.