DxO Optics Pro updated for EOS 20D|
(Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 01:35 EST)
French software company DO Labs has today announced that its DxO Optics Pro software has been updated to support the Canon EOS 20D digital SLR.
If you're not familiar with DxO Optics Pro, you might want to read our in-depth coverage from shortly after it was announced at this year's PMA show in Las Vegas. Imaging Resource Publisher Dave Etchells was definitely impressed by the sample images DO Labs provided, describing DxO Optics Pro as "the most significant product shown at PMA 2004".
In brief, though, DxO Optics Pro relies on carefully controlled analysis of camera bodies and lenses by DO Labs. The result is a set of camera body and lens correction modules, which can be used to correct softness, distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting in digital images using a particular combination of camera body and lens.
Today's announcement means that users of the Canon EOS 20D can now use DxO Optics Pro to correct for these common image flaws without the need to spend time manually working on the images.
Users must purchase the DxO Correction Engine, modules for each brand and model of camera body they wish to use, and modules for each lens they wish to use. This allows you to purchase modules for all your lenses, knowing that should you buy a different camera body featuring the same lens mount in the future, you'll only have to repurchase the body module - not the modules for the lenses. Pricing for the camera module is set at $59, and lens module prices range from $24 to $89. Useable lenses currently include:
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
- Canon EF 16 - 35mm f2.8L USM
- Canon EF 17 - 40mm f/4L USM
- Canon EF-S 17 - 85mm f/4 - 5.6 IS USM
- Canon EF-S 18 - 55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
- Canon EF 24 - 70mm f/2.8L USM
- Sigma 18 - 125mm f/3.5 - 5.6 DC