Strangly all my .nefs are previewed and shown in customize view as black rectangles at the moment with DxO 8. The tiff are correctly rendered, so it looks like a display issue on my mac pro.
Granted, it s a very nice deep black, but I was under the impression I had captured a bit more highlights...
Now checking with DxO support.
Update: I see no issues on my nvidia GPU equiped Mac Book Pro, so it may be a bug with ATI cards on OX 10.6, still waiting for DxO feedback to my query.
This being said, on the one image I tried, DxO 8 does an excellent job with zero tuning compared to my current C1 Pro 7 D800 pre-set. DxO seems to be able to extract similar amount of details (maybe a bit more) and holds highlight detail better automatically than a manual 30 highlight application. Impressive I would say.
The colors are also pretty good to my eye, not 100% as pleasing as C1 Pro, but in the same ballpart and I would say clearly more pleasing than dxo 7 by a certain margin. NEed to do more comparisons though.