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DNG Vs PEF


galalad 1 17 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2014 12:22AM
Until now have used DNG format as it is the only one available on my K30. Now I also have a K5 which offers PEF as an alternative. Is there any advantage to using this format rather than DNG?
Iain

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franken Plus
12 3.5k 4 Wales
8 Aug 2014 8:02AM
I've owned several Pentax DSLR's that shoot both versions of raw and I've yet to find any difference between DNG and PEF and only use DNG.

Ken
IanBurton 5 79 7 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2014 9:38AM
DNG files are universally accepted, whereas manufacturer specific raw files can potentially change and no longer be supported by third party software. I always use DNG, slightly reduced file size and no loss in quality.
galalad 1 17 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2014 10:22AM
Thanks for your comments. I will continue to use DNG.
Iain

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