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03-13-2018, 11:50 PM   #1
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PEF vs DNG

Is there any difference in the two? If so could you please tell the pro's & con's
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Not really, other than the fact that DNGs are more universally supported since it's Adobe's generic format. There are several threads on this topic if you want to search the forum or check the similar threads below, but at the end of the day it boils down to minutiae.

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If you use ON1 for processing, the GPS location is inaccurate with PEF, but fine with DNG.
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DNG has broader support and you can continue to use it with older versions of Lightroom and other software, while typically you have to update your software to use the newest camera's PEFs.

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@Rondec is correct. DNG vs PEF is like USB vs Lightning. Both work fine but life is much easier with USB cables.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
DNG has broader support and you can continue to use it with older versions of Lightroom and other software, while typically you have to update your software to use the newest camera's PEFs.

Its for this reason, I've always shot DNG, there's a few KB difference in the file sizes, so its very minimal.
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Awesome thanks!!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
DNG has broader support and you can continue to use it with older versions of Lightroom and other software, while typically you have to update your software to use the newest camera's PEFs.
And to add to this: PEF are slightly smaller file sizes. So if you're short of memory on your memory card, you'll be able to get a few more with PEF. On the flip side, if you're using Adobe LR or PS, shooting DNG will save you a bit of time converting the PEF to DNG which is more universally preferred.

In general, I recommend shooting DNG for RAW, but again, it's splitting hairs.

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