Adobe Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Converter updates support even more cameras and lenses


posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:03 PM EST


Last August, Adobe issued release candidates of its upcoming updates for Camera Raw, DNG Converter, and Photoshop Lightroom. After five weeks of testing, the company has today finalized all three, with bugs aplenty squashed and support for a raft of new cameras and camera backs added.

As well as those disclosed previously, the final release versions also work with almost a dozen more cameras which hadn't been announced at the time of the release candidates' debut. The Lightroom final release also fixes quite a few more bugs, while both Lightroom and Camera Raw add support for more lenses. (We've bolded the newly-supported items throughout this article.)

First things first: If you're using any of the products, you'll doubtless want to update where eligible, so here are the links to the downloads:

The list of newly-supported camera raw file types is as follows:

Lightroom 4's product totem.
Image courtesy of Adobe.

Additionally, Lightroom now supports tethered shooting with another seven cameras from Canon and Nikon, as follows:

Bugs squashed in Lightroom 4.2 include the following:

  • Stacked photos were hidden in both the Grid view and Filmstrip. This occurred when photos get unstacked as a result of enabling auto-stacking.

  • Folder stacks with virtual copies were unstacked when moving to another folder.

  • When scrolling through the filmstrip (at somewhat fast rate), occasionally a “gray” image was displayed for an instant and then replaced by the correct image preview.

  • The Navigator Panel in Map did not pan correctly.

  • Parents and synonyms of “do not export” keywords also did not export.

  • Occasionally were unable to publish videos to Facebook

  • Audio did not play in video files after creating a slideshow that contains music (Win 7 only)

  • Image select arrow on keyword list didn’t display when keyword list contained a large number of keywords

  • Unable to edit Lightroom photos as jpegs in Photoshop Elements

  • Carriage Return in either the Title or Caption field invalidated a Flickr upload.

  • Tether capture bar disappeared after deleting photo (Win only).

  • Back Cover of Book layout had Horizontal text on spine rather than Vertical

  • Sharpening was not applied to books that were exported as JPEG files

  • Double-byte characters were not exported to Books saved as PDF files

  • Unable to type accented character in book module in LR4

  • Luminance Noise slider was unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.

  • Develop keyboard shortcuts (+ and – keys) no longer worked in older process versions such as PV2010

The product totem for Photoshop CS6.
Image provided by Adobe.

For Camera Raw 7.2, a shorter list of bugs was found and corrected. (Here, no changes have been made since the release candidate.)

  • Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.

  • Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.

  • Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.

  • In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.

  • Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.

  • Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.

  • Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.

  • Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.

Finally, a long list of lenses are newly supported by both Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2. These are as follows:

Canon EF mount lenses
Manufacturer Camera Model / Lens Name
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
Leica M-mount and S-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Leica APO-SUMMICRON-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH.
Leica APO MACRO SUMMARIT-S 120 mm f/2.5 (CS)
Leica ELMARIT-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. (CS)
Leica SUMMARIT-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)
Leica SUMMARIT-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. (CS)
Leica APO ELMAR-S 180 mm f/3.5 (CS)
Leica VARIO-ELMAR-S 30-90 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH.
Leica SUPER-ELMAR-S 24 mm f/3.5 ASPH.
Hasselblad HCD 4/28
Hasselblad HC 3,5/35
Hasselblad HC 3,5/50
Hasselblad HC 2,8/80
Hasselblad HC 2,2/100
Hasselblad HC Macro 4/120
Hasselblad HC 3,2/150
Hasselblad HC 4/210
Hasselblad HC 4,5/300
Hasselblad HC 3,5-4,5/50-110
Hasselblad HCD 4-5,6/35-90
Nikon F-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Nikon 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007N
Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZF.2
Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZF.2
Pentax K-mount and 645-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS
Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8
Pentax smc DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW
Pentax smc D FA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM
Sigma SA-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Sony Alpha-mount lenses
Manufacturer Lens Name
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

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