Why a different NEF for each new model?

Started Apr 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dan Desjardins Senior Member • Posts: 1,430
This should concern everyone

I agree that Raw should be Raw - and that as new sensors come out there may be new information that is produced and the raw data elements can change, but...

Looking 10 20, even 50 years down the road I see a problem with the panoply of raw formats.  Some will likely become seriously compromised - especially for the consumer side.

I wish there were broader support for DNG (Adobe's Digital Negative) format - which is presented as a universal raw format.    I haven't studied it, am I'm also sure it may "compromise" certain elements, but it does maintain the broader exposure ranges and presents the white balance in a non-proprietary and open structure.    My guess is that many of us - especially those more on the consumer and prosumer side of things would gravitate toward this format if it were available direct from the cameras.


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