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Old Feb 5, 2011, 6:20 PM   #1
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Default editing software for the Nex-5?

is the Nex-5 supported in lightroom? it seems that thats the best software....

otherwise whats a good software to use when shooting in RAW on my Nex-5?
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lightroom does support the nex RAW

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html
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it does....great thanks!!

so i saw somewhere where it didnt support nex 18-55 or 18-200mm lenses.....what does that mean when a software wont support a specific lens? i dont get that
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That I do not know. I know that in aperture, if there is a unknown lens on the camera. If will omit the focal length the lens is at. And display the lens as unknown. All I get is iso, aperture if it is a set through the camera, shutter speed, flash and metering info.
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so i saw somewhere where it didnt support nex 18-55 or 18-200mm lenses.....what does that mean when a software wont support a specific lens? i dont get that
LR 3.3 supports the 18-55mm lens just fine. Ditto for the 16mm f/2.8. Basically, it recognizes the lenses and will let you apply a lens correction profile if desired (designed to correct for issues like distortion and vignetting).

I don't know about the 18-200mm (I don't have any NEX-5 photos taken with that lens to check in LR). But, frankly, I wouldn't worry about it too much, as personally, I preferred the photos *without* the LR 3.3 lens correction when trying that feature with NEX-5 photos taken using the Sony 16mm f/2.8 and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses.
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Make sure to check out Sony's software, too (already included with the camera so it's free) for basic raw conversion needs.

You can also do batch processing using the same settings for multiple images via Sony's Lightbox software. See the software section of our NEX-5 Review for more details on how that works.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...oftware-4.html

I'd make sure to check out Bibble (Pro and Lite), too. The latest 5.2 versions are very nice, with more editing features compared to Lightroom at a lower price point.

http://www.bibblelabs.com

Both Lightroom and Bibble have trial versions you can download to test drive.
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