DxO releases 1,693 new Optics Modules adding corrections for the EOS R6 Mark II, A7R V, X-T5 and Sigma lenses

Jan 12, 2023

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

DxO releases 1,693 new Optics Modules adding corrections for the EOS R6 Mark II, A7R V, X-T5 and Sigma lenses

Jan 12, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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DxO has announced a big addition to its Optics Modules for its raw processing software, including DxO PhotoLab, PureRAW, FilmPack and Viewpoint. This new update brings the total number of camera and lens combinations DxO software supports, collected over the past 20 years, up to over 80,000 different setups.

The latest update adds automatic correction support for images shot with the Canon EOS R6 Mark II, Sony A7R V, Fujifilm X-T5 and the OM System OM-5 with a whole array of existing lenses in the database, along with the addition of several Sigma and Tokina lenses for a wide range of mirrorless cameras.

The corrections provided in the DxO Optics Modules correction things like barrel and pincushion distortion, as well as chromatic aberration, removing vignetting and some sharpness correction to combat lens softness. And to get the best results with each camera and lens combo, DxO actually tests every camera and lens combo they can get their hands on in lab-type conditions for optimum accuracy.

In DxO’s own words…

Each DxO Optics Module is created using individual camera and lens combinations. This means that any minor differences in the performance of a sensor can be measured across all the examples of it in a manufacturer’s lens mount range.

For instance, with the new Optics Modules for the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS S, measurements were not made using just a single full-frame Alpha camera, but with almost every Sony camera on the market.

DxO also takes a unique approach to sharpening to compensate for things like edge softness in lenses. Most raw processing applications apply a single level of sharpness across the entire image, even if it doesn’t need it. If it sharpens for the centre, the edges are too soft. If it sharpens for the edges, the centre is oversharpened. DxO’s Optics Modules sharpen different parts of the frame differently in order to provide as even level of sharpness as possible across the whole frame.

There are more than 80,000 camera and lens combinations in DxO’s Optics Modules available now from within DxO’s applications, and you can learn more about their testing process to create them here. If you want to see if your cameras and lenses are supported, you can also see that complete list here.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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