Do you convert NEF to DNG?

Started May 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Why Bother?

I only convert to DNG when I want to open a ColorChecker Passport shot in the X-Rite software, or Adobe DNG Profile Editor.

For long term compatibility, I don't see Adobe's DNG as being a safer bet than Nikon's NEF. I know of nothing that says Nikon's long term prospects aren't as good as Adobe's. Both are likely to be much better than my own long-term prospects.

DNG is an Adobe format. What if Photoshop and Lightroom are superseded by something new and amazing from another company? What if I want to switch to using Nikon's software?

I really don't see any benefit to converting to DNG.

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Robin Casady
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