pef vs dng

Fernando fer.pdml at
Tue Oct 6 21:24:02 EDT 2009

~quick delurking~

AFAIK you cannot convert .DNG to .PEF but you can always do the
opposite; some raw converters out there don't read .DNG -Capture One
comes to mind- If you don't like to restrict your options when it
comes to processing your files, .PEF is better.

I'm biased, Capture One is my first option when it comes to processing
raw, I think I can extract more details and better noise control
without fiddling too much, but if I change my mind in the future and
go full Lightroom, just need to convert everything to DNG

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 4:53 AM, Larry Colen <lrc at> wrote:
> I've been using pef raw files in my K20.
> Are there any disadvantages to switching to dng?
> I'm currently processing in lightroom, but also have licenses for
> bibble, and could use dcraw again if the need arose.
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