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10-22-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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PEF versus DNG RAW format

The Pentax DSLR cameras come with PEF silkipix format files as well as capbility to save in DNG format. Has anyone carried out a comparison of the two formats? What are the advantages of pef over DNG?
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There's a thread comparing the two formats here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/48-pentax-medium-format/274520-645z-raw-pentax-pef-dng.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rob1000 Quote
The Pentax DSLR cameras come with PEF silkipix format files as well as capbility to save in DNG format. Has anyone carried out a comparison of the two formats? What are the advantages of pef over DNG?
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As Adam noted, there have been several discussions on this topic. The bullet points are:
  • There is no quality difference, the data are strictly identical
  • DNG may allow a greater degree of compatibility with various software
  • PEF may allow better or more complete compatibility with the Pentax-supplied RAW conversion software. Third-party support for PEF is limited to Adobe and a few others.


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