Same thing happens on my system. A bug in LR or the Leica firmware on the M9.
If you are going to convert all your Native Leica DNG files for compression why are you shooting Uncompressed on the camera?
I have been shooting uncompressed in the camera because it was said/unclear (Leica forum) that the DNG compression performed in the camera was not lossless... I could change this setting though in order to save space and manual compression in LR.
Note that in-camera compressed DNG files are also left untouched by LR6.3. If one is to assume Adobe DNG format is still a good choice for archiving vs native camera raw files, it would still require a manual conversion in LR.
Leica uses Adobe DNG files as their RAW file format. Not sure what you are trying to do other than getting the DNG/RAW file size smaller.
I shot with a couple of Leica M8s for 7 years and never Re-Converted them using either LR or the Adobe DNG converter program. Why would I? They are already REAL DNG files.
If you are that concerned with the space they take up buy a bigger hard drive, externals, to save you Leica files to. Hard drives are cheap. Well under $100 for 2+ TBs
Once you through away data, lower the space the file take up, you can never get it back.
Thanks for your input.
Two points come to my mind:
1/ LR import mechanism has changed between LR6.0 and 6.3 regarding Leica M9 DNG files. Whether it makes sense to use "copy as DNG" instead of "copy" on Leica DNG files or not, I'd just like to know why these changes were made.
2/ Sure Leica raw files are already in DNG format, however LR6.3 tells me they are not "valid" DNG files... which raises the question whether these files are complying to the DNG format or not?
Yes LR import mechanism has changed. For a short period of time, versions 2015.2/6.2 and 2015.2.1/6.2.1, Adobe screwed up the import process by changing the import dialog and removing need functionality. Adobe then stated they had to Re-Write the code for the older/original import dialog window (God only knows why as it had been basically the same since version 1. Why they had to Re-Write it no one knows) and in doing so they must of screwed up once again. What Adobe needs is a NEW TEAM, including the HEAD of the Team, for Lightroom.
Well I believe the Leica M9 DNG files (along with the M8 through to the newest Leica M cameras DNG files) comply with the DNG specification. It is Adobe that has messed up the import dialog code as to not seeing M9 DNG as real RAW files for the Copy as DNG option.
I believe you are correct. Hopefully, this issue will be fixed in a future release, because the Leica M9 DNG files will still be around for a while.
But I will still check and make sure I have the most recent and stable camera firmware - I am pretty sure I do but who knows maybe Leica released a new one recently just for fixing this issue with LR? Recall the more recent M camera DNG files are imported properly.
Thanks again for your replies.
Well actually the M9 DNG files are being imported properly. It is only if you select to Copy them as DNG at time on import that thing get screwy.
LR is still seeing them as RAW/DNG files and importing them. It isn't like LR has rejected them altogether.
Just as a point of clarification. Are you certain that the files don't get converted? The latest versions of Lightroom import the images in their original format even when you have chosen "Copy as DNG". The conversion takes place after the files have been imported. If you already know this, I apologize. And, since I have never worked with files from a Leica camera, maybe I'm just unaware of the issue.
Yes you are correct, the files are still imported in the catalog. What I meant was that the M9 DNG files unlike the M DNG files do not get converted to Adobe DNG when "copy as DNG" is selected, so the end result in this case is the same whether the user chooses "copy" or "copy as DNG".
As for your question, Jamesh, I am certain that these files do not get converted, their dates and size is left unchanged after the import process has completed. I understand LR first copy the RAW/DNG file to the new location and then apply the Adobe DNG conversion. In my case, this conversion never occurs. Note that it did with LR6.0.
Also note that I did another test after upgrading my camera to the latest firmware (v2.02 instead of v1.76), results are the same.