Can I use manual focus lenses on my Nikon DSLR? Yes, you can! Virtually all Nikkor lenses produced since the introduction of AI in 1977 can be mounted and used on virtually all Nikon cameras produced since 1977.
The ACR plugin v.5.6 release candidate is now available for download from the Adobe Labs website.
Comparing all the mayor contenders in the RAW conversion field leaves us with only one conclusion: there is no real "champion". Some images are better off with program x, while others with program y. However, and in spite of its shortcomings and elevated price, the Bridge/Photoshop/ACR/DNG Converter combo is the more obvious choice for those who routinely convert large amounts of RAW images.
It is fairly common to see people desperately searching the Web, because their version of Photoshop, Lightroom or Elements refuses to open the RAW files of their new camera, mostly generating either a "File not supported" or a far more scary "This file may be corrupted" message.The same may happen in Nikon Capture, and in both cases you need to update the ACR plugin or even upgrade your software.
Let's stick it to Adobe! 3 Alternatives to upgrading Photoshop every time you get a new camera.
Adobe has published a Release Candidate of Photoshop Camera Raw 5.4 (CS4 only) for immediate download from the Adobe Labs site, which includes support for the Nikon D5000 and other new cameras.