DXO has a significant release today for pro and semi-pro users of their software. The DXO optical correction technology updated today appears in their PureRAW, PhotoLab, FilmPack, and ViewPoint software.
These latest modules include the following cameras and lenses, each optimized for specific camera and lens combinations:
- Canon EOS R6 Mark II
- Fujifilm X-T5
- OM System OM-5
- Sony a7R V
- Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | C (L-mount)
- Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN | C (Sony FE)
- Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN | C(Sony FE)
- Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN | C (L-mount)
- Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS S (Sony FE)
- Tokina ATX-M 11-18mm f/2.8 (Sony E)
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 f/5-6.3 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.
At present, DXO supports more than 80,000 lens and sensor combinations.
Many professionals are quite enthusiastic about this DXO technology, which provides laboratory grade corrections, with both top-tier lenses and less expensive optics.
Most correction software offers digital sharpening to combat lens softness, but DxO’s approach is unique and superior, taking into account the varying levels of sharpness across a lens’s entire field of view. Rather than applying general sharpening across the entire image, DxO Optics Modules target sharpening as required, such as when a lens gets progressively softer towards its edges.
The DXO modules provide edge-to-edge sharpening, distortion corrections, reduction of chromatic aberration, and removal of vignetting.
You can see a good example of the quality increase below:
Photographers using DXO's most popular product, PureRAW, run their raw images through that software first, then open them in the editor of their choice.
In my experience, with a Sony a7 IV camera and a wide variety of lenses, DXO never fails to improve the image noticeably. I also have a DJI drone, which, happily, DXO has profiled, and their software cleans up distortion and vignetting on the DJI camera. I simply would not edit images without using the DXO software first.
It's nice to see DXO keeping up with new camera and lens releases, which future-proofs the products, since we photographers often upgrade cameras and lenses.
DXO software can be found here. Current owners of DXO software will get the upgrade within the next day or so or whenever they launch the software. You can check for an update under the help menu in any of the DXO products.
Agreed. Really like PureRaw; I just batch process right in Lightroom, then process away afterwards. Good stuff.