I've been playing a bit with a cool raw converter, Raw Photo Processor: http://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html The film tonal curves and local contrast rock. After a couple of hours playing, I'm considering this as my main raw converter. In fact, I'm considering ditching Capture NX in my workflow completely. There are only a couple of issues so far, and I'm pretty-sure they're easily fixable. B&W conversions look really good too.