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07-07-2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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DNG or PEF

With the K5 you have a choice of PEF or DNG for your RAW images.Is there any difference or benefits from choosing one or the other for converting images.

07-07-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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Last 3 cameras released by Pentax, Q K01 K30, didnt have PEF as option, only DNG. What does that tell you about the future of PEF? It's a dead end IMHO.
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DNG is better supported by more programs, for the rest there is little to no difference between the actual quality.
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Thanks guys for your replies.I'll leave it on DNG instead of PEF.As time goes on,with technology improving all the time,you seem to get more choices with a lot of things, and this looks like one of those.

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but DNG is bigger than pef
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentax user Quote
but DNG is bigger than pef
Not since the K-X i believe, now they are the same size with maybe a few kb differnce but who look at kb's these days?
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I prefer to use PEF in-camera, then save DNG files in Lightroom which preserves the sequence of edits without overwriting the original format; this allows you to make changes to the post processed image & revert back as required without losing anything.
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I convert my DNG files to DNG, saves about 10 to 20% file size.

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DNG. I can open it in Adobe Camera Raw with no conversion. I'd agree with Twitch. PEF is likely a dead end.
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I also "hedge my bets" with DNG. Let's just hope Adobe doesn't pull a (mobile) Flash move on that format.
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Let's just hope Adobe doesn't pull a (mobile) Flash move on that format.
Flash move ?
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DNG IMHO is a RAW standard, most likely it will be compatible with whatever software that comes up on the future, that is all I shoot with.
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DNG is accepted as an international standard so they can not change it about anymore.
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