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Re: Creation of a standard RAW file format for all camera manufacturers.

Originally Posted by dennisg View Post
Well then we should be very happy with this scenrio. It's just a power game to see how one can corner the market for their own good rather than the consumer's good.
That's capitalism, I fear. One might say, particularly the Japanese variety, but it's not just them these days.

Originally Posted by dennisg View Post
So when is the next Olympus model coming out? We will go through this file nonsense all over again everytime another model comes out. And since Olympus is a very small portion of the marketplace as far as DSLR sales, we will be told to get to the back of the bus.
Wait until mFT - then there'll be a whole new set of ORFs!

Originally Posted by dennisg View Post
Is everyone happy with this scenario? Or should we go out and by work arounds that cost more than the rig that does the work?

Happy? No. I agree with you about how desirable it would be to have a single standard and how much easier (and cheaper, no doubt) it would make our lives. One of my pet gripes, for example, is that DxO seem to have no interest whatever in paying Olympus whatever they would need to to get Oly cameras set up in their software. And I know there are many people who've requested it.

So, happy, no - but resigned to the inevitability.
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