Do you use raw or dng?

Do you use raw or dng?


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Please no debate or Mr. Spock's logical nonsense. No one is right. This thread is for general discussion and opinions.

I'm just curious, do you use raw or dng?
I use raw because it is more convenience and has metadata. I find that dng is not whole a lot of differences between raw. I think there no reason for me to convert all my raw files to dng.
 

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DNG is raw.
 
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Ok. Let me state very clearly. Do you use proprietary raw format straight from your camera manufacture or convert your raw files to Adobe dng format?
 

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Nice going there SPOCK!!! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

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I use my camera maker's .NEF or .CR2 format, plus I also save SOOC JPEGS and/or Lightroom or ACR-created, adjusted, refined JPEG EXPORTS.

In the past, I did convert a bunch of my FUji S2 Pro camera's raw .RAF files to .DNG, which provided a VERY substantial size savings; the S2 Pro, and the S1, S3, and S5 cameras all used a Fuji-specific interpolation formula that basically doubled the size of their images in-camera, so a "6-million" photosite camera like the S2 Pro was called a "12 megapixel" camera.

The Fuji .RAF format was popular for only a short time, and never had wide support; "most" RAW Conversion software at the time could not open .RAF files, so in the interest of moving RAW data to a more widely-readable format, I converted ALL of my .RAFs shot over about three years to .DNG files, after I had made my archive initially with .RAFs.

The thing is--at the time, RAW developing software was much cruder than it has become over the last whole decade. There WAS NO "fill light"; there existed no "clarity" sliders; highlight recovery was in its infancy; most RAW development software at that time was either totally unable to decode, or just barely able to handle Fuji's non-standard .RAF files, and Adobe's software pretty much sucked at optimizing .RAF files, while Fuji's EX COnverter software was expensive, slow, and kludgy, but decent. I figured the best course of action was to take the 50% file savings and make an all-new .DNG archive of my three years of Fuji .RAF files, and make it so they could be handled by mainstream, future software.
 

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My camera is DNG (my digital camera that is, not my film ones! obviously) - it automatically produces a Raw and a JPEG from that. I usually save the Raw as a JPEG if I need it in that format since the quality usually seems better.
 
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Raw = Dng = Dslr

I wonder in 10-20 years from now, if raw, dng, and dslr exist, people might get confused about digital negatives. They might ask which one are you talking about?
 

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