pef vs dng

William Robb warobb at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 12:56:36 EDT 2009


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fernando"
Subject: Re: pef vs dng



>>
>> So what you are saying is that Capture one is broken out of the box.
>
> Nope, for Pentax PEF is what they commit to fully support in their
> documentation:
> "Pentax: K7, K20D, K10D, K200D, K110D, K100D Super, K100D, *istDL2,
> *istDL, *istD, *istDS2, *istDS (Only PEF files supported)"
>
> "Adobe: DNG (raw DNG support only). The DNG support is not optimized
> for specific cameras."

IE: They aren't supporting DNG.

>
>
>>
>>>
>>> So, in my case with a K20D and Capture One, and even if I decided to
>>> use DNG as archival format, I still find benefitial to shoot PEF for
>>> the slightly better support I get on my conversion tool of choice, and
>>> the better use of card space -If i need to run a batch process in my
>>> PC to compress DNG I might as well run a batch process to convert PEF
>>> to DNG-
>>>
>>> I can convert PEF to DNG anytime I want, the opposite -as of today- is
>>> not easily achievable.
>>
>>I'm not quite certain why one would want to convert from DNG to PEF, so 
>>I'm not buying into the validity of your last sentence.
>
> Capture One works better with PEF as I mentioned in my test; In DNG
> you have an extra step to select camera profile, and even doing so you
> still can't get some preset options in "white balance". Had I shot DNG
> in the past and were to switch to Capture One without said
> inconveniences I would require such conversion.
>

Sorry, but this really just sounds like broken software, whether it is 
accidental or deliberate, and no matter how they try to justify it in their 
documentation.

William Robb 





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