Anyone here converting RW2 to DNG for archiving and post processing?

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Anyone here converting RW2 to DNG for archiving and post processing?

I have been looking at converting all my RW2 files to DNG for a few reasons.

  1. One file format for all my RAW files regardless the system.
  2. They seem to be smaller than the original RW2 files once converted.
  3. The are saved to Amazon Prime for free with no limits (Prime doesn't support all RAW formats, it does support RW2 but DNG means smaller files and faster uploads).
  4. No "changes files" all changes are kept inside the file, and no sidecar files needed.
  5. No compatibility issues that I know of with open sourced or non subscription software.

Wondering if anyone else is doing this if so what is your experience? Do you find it worth the conversion time? (I have a pretty fast system so the conversion time for 200 files is about 3-5 minutes on a UHS-1 card, I suspect it would be even shorter with UHS-2). Any drawbacks?

Thoughts?

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