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DxO Optics Pro 7.2.1 gains Canon G1 X, Sony NEX-7 and Nikon 1 support

By dpreview staff on Feb 22, 2012 at 14:00 GMT

DxO Labs has updated its Optics Pro raw processing and lens correction software, including support for the Canon G1 X, Sony NEX-7, Nikon 1 system and the Olympus E-P2. The latest versions takes the software to version Pro 7.2.1 and is available free for existing users of Optics Pro 7 and anyone who bought Pro 6 after September 1 2011. Support for all five cameras is included in both Standard and Elite versions of the package.


Press Release:

DxO Optics Pro v7.2.1 supports the Canon G1X and 4 other additional cameras

February 22, 2012 – DxO Labs announces the immediate availability of DxO Optics Pro v7.2.1for Mac and Windows. Both the Standard and Elite editions support the following additional cameras:

  • Canon G1X
  • Sony NEX-7
  • Nikon 1 J1
  • Nikon 1 V1
  • Olympus E-P2

DxO Optics Pro is now able to provide support for brand-new camera models more rapidly, as evidenced by the addition of the Canon G1X, all while continuing to add support for cameras already on the market.

DxO Optics Pro v7.2.1 includes more than 300 modules that have been added to the Optics Modules library since the beginning of February, thus providing support for a larger number of lenses used with Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony cameras.

AVAILABILITY AND PRICES

The Standard and Elite editions of DxO Optics Pro 7 for Windows and Mac are available in the DxO Labs online boutique (www.dxo.com) and at photo resellers, at the following prices:

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: $169
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: $299

EUR: (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: 149 €
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: 299 €

GBP: (Suggested retail prices, including VAT)

  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Standard Edition: £135
  • DxO Optics Pro 7 Elite Edition: £269

This upgrade is free for all owners of DxO Optics Pro 7 as well as for photographers who acquired a license for DxO Optics Pro 6 on or after September 1, 2011.

A fully-functional trial version of DxO Optics Pro, good for one month, is available on the DxO Labs website (http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/free_trial_version).

Comments

Total comments: 60
sgoldswo
By sgoldswo (Feb 27, 2012)

At least DxO users get camera updates quicker than those of us who use Aperture....

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raincoat
By raincoat (Mar 6, 2012)

DxO has always promised 'camera updates quicker' since v5. And faster modules with what the new system in v5. And faster modules with what the backlog of (something important) completed in v6.

Look at the DxO forum. 50% of posts are asking why a module isn't avail, isn't on roadmap, or is on roadmap planned for 3yrs later.
Support of 3rd party lenses is also pathetic.

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Kiril Karaatanasov
By Kiril Karaatanasov (Feb 27, 2012)

Wow I got DxO working on the problem photo with a bit of help.

Turns out for small dark details to brighten up with DxO Lighting one needs to dial down "Shadow Radius". Problem solved the eyes of the girls shined in all their colors and I could get detail from the shadows as I always had with DxO.

Do not mind my earlier post. DxO is truly fantastic tool.

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Kiril Karaatanasov
By Kiril Karaatanasov (Feb 27, 2012)

I had no problem with the download. All went very automatic and very nice. Could it be some intermittent network problem?

A small update on my experience with the new DxO 7 and NEX-7. The problems I saw seem to be specific to the particular image. Other images worked amazingly well.

In another forum we were discussing RAW converters and one guys was somewhat frustrated by his SilkyPix converted Panasonic G1 pictures. I converted one of his RAW files with DxO. It seems DxO won few more fans. The output image is visibly better than lightRoom, SilkyPix and RawTherapee

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Biggstr
By Biggstr (Feb 24, 2012)

There is only one problem with this update. The update button in DxO Optics Pro 7 says my version is up to date and would not download the new update. Frustration: most of my work is with an Olympus P2 that was included in the new update.

I went to the DxO Help Desk (very helpful by the way). They sent me the web address for a secondary site where I was allowed to download the new update. Someone at DxO did not do their homework on this update!

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Kiril Karaatanasov
By Kiril Karaatanasov (Feb 23, 2012)

The NEX-7 support seems to have some problems with dynamic range. My first results look quite horrid and far worse then default camera JPEG. Playing with IDC4 blows DxO away in terms of IQ. Disappointed. :-(

See couple examples - these are all preset settings in "DxO default - Natural Color (RAW)". Playing with the various sliders seems to make things worse - if dark tones are better developed terrible noise creeps in...the detail in the eyes seen on the Sony OOC JPEG can never be recovered by DxO. Note that the crops are at 50% i.e. DxO detail is terrible at 100% picture looks out of focus, while in camera JPEG is decently sharp.

http://karaatanasov.info/pics/dxo7.jpg
http://karaatanasov.info/pics/dxo7_2.jpg

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 24, 2012)

Hi Kiril,

We didn't get such feedback before. So, someone from our product team will get in touch to try to understand what could go wrong.

Have a great day,

Axel

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 24, 2012)

Kiril Karaatanasov:

Are you only trying to extract Nex 7 RAWs into jpegs not tiffs?

And just so I'm clear: What is IDC4? A web search for that term only turns up automobile diagnostic software.

Ironic that representatives for both DXO and Sony have mentioned that DXO and Sony are working together on RAW extraction software.

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makofoto
By makofoto (Feb 26, 2012)

@ Axel from DxO

What's with coming out with support for new cameras were there are only a relative few of them as compared to the 100,000's of GoPro's ?! I, and many others, LOVE shooting stills with theirs: http://public.fotki.com/makofoto/work/gopro-hd-hero-still/

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Feb 23, 2012)

DX0 optics Pro does some neat stuff, but it has been superseded by Lightroom and PS CS5+. It's a fun toy for amateurs, but lacks the necessary component, features, and profiles to accommodate a professional work flow.

I pity the fool who gets the idea to incorporate DX0 into a workflow that will ever end up in CMYK!

I just get frustrated when I read all the noise about their sensor/lens analysis. It really isn't the gospel people online take it for. They make ok software, but it has huge limitations that no review ever mentions. And I've been avoiding them since they pulled that root-kit crap a couple versions back. Really, who does that?

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Peter K Burian
By Peter K Burian (Feb 23, 2012)

I have not downloaded the update since I don't need support for the new cameras and lenses, but have been using DXO 7 for a month now. Very impressive stuff.

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Peter K Burian
By Peter K Burian (Feb 23, 2012)

I always wonder why stuff is more expensive in Europe and the UK than in North America. Does the price include some kind of VAT tax? Or is that added on top of the price? ......... And when buying software on line, could you not just say you are in the USA, and pay that price, via your credit card?

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jtan163
By jtan163 (Feb 25, 2012)

We have the same problem in Australia.
GST - our sales tax, is added on the top.
BTW we don't pay GST on imports under $1000AUD.

Depending on the software publisher you might be able to buy from the US web site and pay US prices. Adobe does not allow this. They refer you to a local page and you have to pay full price.
You can however usually buy a hard copy (CD/DVD) version mail order, version from the US, but of course in this day and age it's faster to pirate which a lot of people do.

Why is the price higher in non US markets?
Company's used to say the local prices are more expensive due to things like providing local support lines, but of course no mass software publisher provides free support lines anymore. And they no longer send out upgrade/patch disks - people download them from the 'net.
So the real reason appears to be "because they can".
Localisation costs, maybe in Europe but here in OZ we speak english.

So why do people pirate?
The BSA should have a think about that..

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 25, 2012)

Again: Well, I'd gladly pay more in tax in the USA for good medical insurance for all.

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Nikon_Guy
By Nikon_Guy (Feb 23, 2012)

This is well worth the price... If you have an issuse aboout the price you should contact DxO Tech Support.

Cheers

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Feb 22, 2012)

Another company ripping off UK purchasers. At current rate the "Elite" price should be about £250. Well, they are French and I suppose I've seen worse...
That said, and although I've only tried it in the evaluation versions, the mapped lens/body correction model is something that Capture NX2 would do well to replicate - at least for Nikon's own products - in fact it's incomprehensible why they don't already have it. And the volume anamorphosis correction in DxO is almost worth the price for extreme w/a users: almost. Of course it seems that no-one cares about this whilst endlessly nit-picking about minor differences in the RAW conversion performance of different applications.
Roy

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 23, 2012)

Well, I'd gladly pay more in tax in the USA for good medical insurance for all.

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pjog
By pjog (Feb 24, 2012)

I agree with you. "Lighting" is also a useful control, by means of the gamma slider.

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ecphot
By ecphot (Feb 22, 2012)

i bought DxO I think version 5 and got the upgrade to V6 and I liked alot of the features. But I felt the supported camera and lens profiles were woefully lacking. I am only interested in Canon pro cameras and lenes and what they had and what they said were coming weren't good enough for me. I was told that they prioritize the most popular combos so I guess that means P&S and the new m4/3 stuff. That's fine but I really think the big Canon/Nikon cameras and ALL current lenses should be profiled.

That said - anyone want to buy my DxO and get upgrade pricing?

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DStudio
By DStudio (Feb 23, 2012)

DxO is opening a new Lab in Seattle and hiring two people with the sole stated purpose of testing cameras and lenses. So I think this situation will improve.

The jobs are listed on their website under Careers | Lab ("hidden" link at bottom of the Careers page).

I use Capture One Pro because it has such good camera profiles, and DxO so far had support for only a limited number of Pentax cameras and lenses.

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ecphot
By ecphot (Feb 23, 2012)

well yeah - Capture One camera profiles are the best - by far.
Adobe RAW color makes me cringe.
I wanted DxO for the anthropomorphic lens correction but the selection of profiles weren't there for my TS- lenses.

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makofoto
By makofoto (Feb 26, 2012)

"they prioritize the most popular combos " ... that's not true, see the lack of support for the VERY popular GoPro cameras!

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tom60634
By tom60634 (Feb 22, 2012)

DxO at its inception made no claim to support anything but "Professional" camera and lens combinations i.e Canon,Nikon etc,etc.. In the case of Panasonic I believe their camera/lens corrections are built into the product. Some of the other cameras are nowhere near to be considered a "professional" rig.

The real problem can be addressed by the camera manufacturers themselves. They only need to subscribe to standard DNG format as their RAW format and most of the delays encountered while formats are being updated in various image processing programs would disappear. Pentax should be congratulated for offering both PEF and standard DNG as raw formats.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 22, 2012)

tom60634:

The Leica M9 is not supported by DXO, and that shoots DNG. Is that not a "pro" camera.

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tom60634
By tom60634 (Feb 22, 2012)

You'll have to check with DxO about that.
They include the Nikon 1 series but not the Leica M9 ?
As the years have gone by they seem to be concentrating on the volume that the consumer market provides.
How many m4/3s NEX3s and Nikon1s are sold compared to a $8 or 9 thousand U.S dollar rangefinder throwback design.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Feb 22, 2012)

I thought Leica gear was already faultless?

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 22, 2012)

SeeRoy:

Some faults with the M9: the shutter is too audible, the buffer isn't that fast, and for that money and release date, one should be able to shoot basically noise free at ISO 6400--instead of being limited to about 1000ASA.

DXO's failure to support the M9 is not the fault of Leica.

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Stephen123
By Stephen123 (Feb 23, 2012)

Slightly off topic, but I've often wondered why high end cameras that offer the option of in-camera correction don't offer TIFF as an alternative to JPEG. Alternatively, if they are going to use a new custom RAW, why not offer the in-camera corrections as settings data attached to the RAW. Some of these cameras understand their own sensors better than the manufactures software does but that's all lost when passing through DNG or watered down with JPEG.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 24, 2012)

Stephen123:

Try the Nikon D3s or D700 for shooting directly into Tiff.

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IsabelS
By IsabelS (Feb 22, 2012)

DxO Optics Pro 7 is a very capable image editor. Yet, for some reason it is still unreceptive and uncompanionable to ever-growing crowd of m4/3 users.

How would you otherwise justify the lack of such stellar lenses as Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH in their module selection?

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 22, 2012)

Hi,

The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH is to be expected very soon. It should be part of one of our regular Optics Module release in the next few weeks.
For the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25 mm f/1.4, it will take a bit more time, but it should be available soon too.

Stay tuned,

Axel

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glacierpete
By glacierpete (Feb 23, 2012)

Axel,
as a Sony Nex 5n owner with legacy lenses (Leica M, Voigtländer etc), I would like a way to edit the exif information to add information about the lens used. Kind of a pull down menue to add the lens. Add some profiles for combinations of a Nex 5n, Nex 7/and Voigtländer CV 15, CV35/2.5, Zeiss ZM 35/2.0, etc.
There is a huge market of Sony Nex, legacy lens shooters. They would love to buy a product supporting this function.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/969329/201

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karinangelika
By karinangelika (Feb 23, 2012)

Hi Axel, any news on the profile for Fujifilm Finepix X10 RAW files?

As with the X100, this camera has proven to be a great choice for shooting fly-on-the-wall photojournalism where other cameras are oversized overkill or way too unaffordable with current budgets and I am using the X10 all the time for that, but losing time with other RAW processing options that just don't deliver the results in the same way as DxO.

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 22, 2012)

That's an absurdly short list.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 22, 2012)

Hi,

The cameras added in this release are among the latest and most requested models.
If there are more cameras you would like to see supported, please feel free to suggest them here:
http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/support/modules/availability/pb_availability

Best regards,

Axel

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 22, 2012)

Axel from DxO Labs:

How about instead of waiting for requests, DXO pay attention to which RAW capable cameras are shipping. And at least attempt to support them all.

The Leica M9 has been out for more than two years, and still no support by DXO.

How about the Samsung NX100, and the NX200?

Look: From the DXO homepage, it's a pain to navigate to a list of supported raw formats on the DXO website. Bibblelabs was never that silly, and that software opens M9 DNGs. (Yes, I know Bibble was sold to Corel.)

Thanks for the link, perhaps others will use it, but I'm not going to bother with what should be obvious to anyone paying attention to digital camera releases.

Seriously now,

HAR

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 22, 2012)

Axel from DxO Labs:

I note that the Samsung NX200 is not an option for selection on that linked DXO request page.

This is exactly the kind of thing that needs to change, the Samsung has been shipping for some months now.

It's preposterous that someone can't suggest the NX200 via the DXO webpage.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 22, 2012)

HowaboutRAW:

We do have a complete list of all RAW capable cameras. It's even public on DxOMark.com ;)
But, we prefer to prioritize the equipment based on our customers suggestions, except for major DSLRs (like the Nikon D800 or Canon 1Dx). We are also investing a lot to grow our calibration capacity to be able to calibrate almost all cameras.

For the suggestion page, if you look a bit lower, starting at line 5, there is a text field where you can type in any camera body you want.

Hope this help,

Axel

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 22, 2012)

Axel from DxO Labs:

Thank you for pointing out that one can write in a camera and or lens starting 5 spaces down.

Now more importantly: If it is DXO's policy to basically only support DLSRs from Nikon and Canon, then DXO needs to post that policy on the website, starting tomorrow.

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Khizer
By Khizer (Feb 22, 2012)

I need support for my Canon Powershot S100 raw files :(

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 22, 2012)

Hi,

I have great news for you, the Canon S100 is supported by Optics Pro since its version 7.2 launched a couple of weeks ago.

Enjoy,

Axel

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Tom Z
By Tom Z (Feb 22, 2012)

The S100 is supported...

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armanius
By armanius (Feb 22, 2012)

EP2??? That camera is more than two years old. Glad Adobe updates more frequently!

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 22, 2012)

Hi,

Indeed, among the latest cameras like the Canon G1X and the Nikon 1, the EP2 looks a bit old.
But, thanks to our improved calibration capacity, we are able to add some older cameras, that some of our customers are using as point and shoot along with their DSLRs.

All the best,

Axel

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tireur
By tireur (Feb 22, 2012)

An absolutly must have for the G1 X. The earlier version already did an excellent job with raws from the Canon G12.

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Lea5
By Lea5 (Feb 22, 2012)

I sent a message to DPR staff 2 hours ago. Still not working. New topics won't pop up. Last topic was 12 hours ago.

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Jarola
By Jarola (Feb 22, 2012)

Wrong, place I know. But the forums are not refreshing!!

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terryoregon
By terryoregon (Feb 22, 2012)

It's been at least 13 hours since the last new post on ANY forum

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carpediem007
By carpediem007 (Feb 22, 2012)

Still no Ricoh GXR support... :-(

And no DNG either... :-( :-( :-(

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Gerardjan
By Gerardjan (Feb 22, 2012)

neither nowhere Samsung NX etc etc

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HowaboutRAW
By HowaboutRAW (Feb 22, 2012)

And Adobe Camera RAW now will open files from the Sigma DP2x.

Hope now that Corel owns Bibble, Bibble(Aftershot) won't be as clueless as DXO.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 22, 2012)

Hi,

As most of Optics Pro's corrections are based on the calibration of the gears, the support of a generic DNG format would be quite misleading: it wouldn't in any case allow the software to do as much automatically (noise reduction...) as it does with a fully supported RAW.
So, we are focusing on supporting more camera RAWs (including DNGs).

For the GXR, the best is to fill in the suggestion form to raise its priority:
http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/support/modules/availability/pb_availability

All the best,

Axel

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pjog
By pjog (Feb 22, 2012)

Axel,
any news on the Samyang 14mm for Nikon D700, which was listed last year but has NOW vanished from the upcoming modules?

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OldZorki
By OldZorki (Feb 22, 2012)

Axel, while you here ))). I have an issue with Tokina 35mm f/2.8 AT-X M35 Pro DX Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital. For some reason it recognized as Canon 35 and therefore cannot process macro images (Canon simply does not focus that close). Any solution to this or plans to include this Tokina lens to your lineup? Thank you.

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Jord
By Jord (Feb 23, 2012)

It looks an excellent package and I think I may download it and have a play. Does anyone use it for wedding batch processing?

Also why is the 'pro' version more than double the price when as far as i can see it is just because you have a professionally camera?

Should add I use a Nikon D700 and soon a D4.

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 23, 2012)

Hi,

@pjog We are facing some issues with the EXIF data coming from the Samyang 14mm so we had to postpone it. I can't give you a date yet.

@OldZorki For now you can already uninstall the Canon 35mm module. This will prevent Optics Pro from applying these corrections. You can then tune manual corrections and save them in a preset to be applied each time you used the Tokina lens.
We don't have the Tokina 35mm in out short term roadmap, but if you want to raise its priority, you can use this form to suggest it:
http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/support/modules/availability/pb_availability

Hope this help,

Axel

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Axel from DxO Labs
By Axel from DxO Labs (Feb 23, 2012)

@Jord We definitely have a lot of users enjoying the batch processing capabilities of Optics Pro for wedding photography. But I think it is better if a photographer from the forum tells you how he is using it for wedding batches.
In term of pricing, the only difference is indeed the number of cameras that the different versions can support. The D4 will probably be only supported by the Elite version.

Enjoy Optic Pro,

Axel

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Jord
By Jord (Feb 23, 2012)

Axel to be honest I think it is a little harsh to charge so much more just because of the camera used - It would put me off even downloading the package to try it out. I'm sure profiling a D4 is no harder! Just leaves a nasty taste in the mouth!

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pjog
By pjog (Feb 23, 2012)

Axel,
Thanks for the reply about the Samyang 14mm. I thought there must be some technical reason. I hope you persevere though because its unusual distortion cries out for a DXO module.

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wilsonlaidlaw
By wilsonlaidlaw (Feb 24, 2012)

Still no Leica M9 support in DxO. Just as well that we have Capture One V6 Pro and LR3 to do everything DxO can do. I am not a big fan of trying to do everything in my RAW converter. I prefer to convert and then do post production in CS5.

Wilson

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