pef vs dng

Matthew Montgomery matthew at
Mon Oct 5 12:32:26 EDT 2009

At least with my K10D, I found that the lens metadata wasn't retained  
when shooting DNG in-camera. This is a big deal for me as I like to  
view what images I have taken with what lens. What I do is shoot PEF  
and import into Lightroom as compressed DNGs. I am quite happy with  
this arrangement as the lens metadata is retained and available for  

I've no idea if this has been changed in more recent cameras. I shoot  
with a K20D now but have never reverified this behavior.

Matthew Montgomery
matthew at

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