Never. Nobody goes back to older versions. Ever. If you need it, you will have to upgrade. Otherwise you will have to settle on using the standalone DNG converter.
OK, thanks. I guess I'll be using the standalone DNG converter.
"Nobody goes back to older versions."
Yeah, right... but somebody DOES own some! What a foolish answer.
Hey, upgrading your gear doesn't mean you have to upgrade your whole damn studio!
And why should I?!
Stepped over the same problem today. In CS5.5 I just need some lens correction date and camera profiles... that's it.
I'm perfectly fine with 5.5, no need for 6 or hell... even the bloody expensive CC (small artist, no need for big business).
Buying a new pencil doesn't force me to throw away all my good old rulers, papers and whatnot, even buy a new table or rent a new studio!
That's bad customer-service imho, just because Adobe thinks they're 'to big to fail'!
That's just forcing ppl into looking for alternatives... e.g. GIMP is a huge runner up and even open-source, not yet ready to a full professional service but something to think about, if Adobe goes on with this policy of forcing customers into bad solutions.
Well, if I'm changing subjects and get into video-editing, I might have choosen Adobe for it... this makes me think which other companies provide good services!
And from a data pov: where's the problem to update the damn camera and lens data anyway?!
Just a few KB!