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03-27-2015, 04:06 PM   #1
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What are the advantages, (If any) of using PEF files rather than DNG?

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PEF files are somewhat smaller.
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DNG though are more of a professional standard based upon my learnings. It's using the complete color profile than the sRGB subset.

If you're going to sell your images or use a quality RAW converter, then use the Adobe color profile. Otherwise, no worries.
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Old thread, but lots of info here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/32-digital-processing-software-printing/1...ef-vs-dng.html

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I've switched from DNG to PEF recently, because C1 has annoying issue with Pentax DNG files (these open and convert fine, but have magenta artifact strip on right edge, some 5-10 px wide). Otherwise, I see no difference.

If I will ever need DNGs, I can use Adobe DNG converter on PEFs at any time
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QuoteOriginally posted by elektrolitr Quote
I've switched from DNG to PEF recently, because C1 has annoying issue with Pentax DNG files (these open and convert fine, but have magenta artifact strip on right edge, some 5-10 px wide). Otherwise, I see no difference.

If I will ever need DNGs, I can use Adobe DNG converter on PEFs at any time
Really? I've not encountered that magenta strip with capture one and my k-5 ii dng files.

I've encountered that kind of funkiness with aperture though.

I wonder if it's a camera thing.
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This problem is with K-3 DNGs, all K-5 files are converted properly.
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