Pentax K10D and DNG/RAW issues

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Charles Gillen, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. On the contrary, there are quite a few that do this, and indeed, Peter
    Krogh, who is considered (in some circles, at least) to the *the* guru
    of digital asset management, does and recommends precisely this. Of
    course, he does have some connection to Adobe, so he has some bias in
    the matter. But he *is* taken quite seriously by thousands.

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    Alan Browne Guest

    I would expect that PS-CS2 and Elements 3 and higher read it as well, at
    least with the latest RAW plugin installed (whether you're a fan or not).

    Alan Browne, Nov 30, 2006
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    John Francis Guest

    I was emphasising the fact that most of the RAW converters with the
    limited DNG support don't use any of the proprietary data even when
    they are processing manufacturer-specific files. As such, they may
    produce "good" results, but won't manage optimal from any input.

    In fact, if they were prepared to read the additional metadata in
    the DNG file, they might be able to approach optimal, even if they
    don't know how that metadata is encoded in a private file format.
    John Francis, Nov 30, 2006
  4. Marc, I'm the guy who started this thread. For the moment, I'm eschewing
    PEF and DNG in favor of plain old JPG, banking on the K10D's 10Mp to give
    me a bit more quality and fudge factor... since I was already fairly
    happy with the JPEGs from my two previous 6Mp Pentaxes, though PEF with
    Raw Shooter delivered a quite noticeable increase in clarity.

    I don't bother printing anymore, being satisfied with slideshow viewing
    on my 42" HDTV, or for some WWW uses.

    With the K10D it's nice to have a real pentaprism again, more buttons to
    fiddle with, and hopefully more robust build quality. Only hope all
    these little electronic buttons and wheels last longer than on my late
    DS. Pentax repair wanted $200, half the price of a K110D body. Perhaps
    an extended warranty is not a bad idea for these fragile electronics.

    Thanks for your inputs on this thread.
    Charles Gillen, Nov 30, 2006
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    John Bean Guest

    Pentax are the cause of much confusion - it only uses the
    same conversion "engine" that Silkypix uses, it's not in any
    way based on it. It's a bit like all the products that use
    DCRaw as a conversion engine - but they're *not* DCraw...

    I'm surprised it handled the PEF at all! I know it will
    attempt to "guess" the format for unknown cameras (unlike
    ACR) but I'm surprised it succeeded - the format is very
    different from other flavours of PEF.
    John Bean, Nov 30, 2006
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