Do you convert NEF to DNG?

Started May 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Do you convert NEF to DNG?
In reply to konoplya, Apr 5, 2013

Conversion of RAW from one format to another is pointless.

Yes, there might be a small filesize saving, however, you are actually loosing valuable metadata.

The reason that the conversion axes all Nikon-proprietary metadata not supported by DNG convertor. There is no way how to get original NEF back from DNG once you convert. Even if you convert the DNG to JPEG and try to open that in Capture NX it is lost.

Sometimes it is good to have option to open the NEF in CaptureNX to see things, like how was my lens AF-finetune set, how was the exact flash settings I used, whether I had permanent exposure compensation set, which exact speedlight was used, etc.

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