DxO doubles lens module selection, updates Optics Pro with Canon 6D support


posted Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM EST

French software company DxO Labs has unveiled a new release of its flagship Optics Pro workflow software for photographers, and announced an important milestone in its production of the modules that let Optics Pro automatically correct common lens-derived image quality problems such as vignetting, aberrations and distortion. 

DxO Optics Pro v8.1.2 supports raw images shot with three new cameras, and also adds lens correction modules for 107 new body / lens combinations, mostly specific to the newly-supported cameras. DxO notes that with its latest additions, it now offers more than 10,000 lens correction modules for Optics Pro, surpassing an ambitious target the company set itself in late 2011, and doubling the 5,000 modules it had available just a little more than a year ago.

Cameras newly supported in Optics Pro 8.1.2 include the Canon EOS 6D digital SLR, Nikon V2 mirrorless, and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full-frame compact. Optics modules that have been added include all of the following:

Camera body
Lens manufacturer
Lens model
Elite version only?
EOS Rebel XS (aka EOS 1000D)
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS US
14mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical HSM
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro SUPER II
105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
SP AF 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF)
AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 Di II LD Macro
SP AF 60mm f/2.0 Di-II Macro
SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro
EF 14mm f/2.8L USM
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
EF 24mm F2.8
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
EF 28mm F2.8
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
EF 35mm f/2
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
EF 50mm f/1.8 II
EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF 70-210mm f/4
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 300mm f/2.8L USM
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG
12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II
14mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical HSM
17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX Aspherical HSM
24mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro
24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro
35mm F1.4 DG HSM A
50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO HSM
70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II
70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro SUPER II
85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM
120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO OS HSM DG
150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD
SP AF90mm f/2.8 Di Macro
AF 180mm f/3.5 SP Di LD (IF) Macro
AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX
AT-X 17-35 F4 PRO FX
AT-X 100mm F2.8 PRO D Macro
Camera body
Lens manufacturer
Lens model
Elite version only?
1 V2
1 NIKKOR 10mm f/2.8
1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
1 NIKKOR VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
Camera body
Lens manufacturer
Lens model
Elite version only?
Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
Carl Zeiss
Sonnar 35mm f/2 T*

DxO's release notes also state that some minor bugs have been fixed, although the company doesn't provide any specific details on what issues have been remedied.

Through January 31, you can purchase DxO Optics Pro at the discounted price of around US$100 for the Standard edition or US$200 for the Elite edition. The program regularly lists for about US$170 in Standard form, and US$300 for the Elite version. More details on the DxO website. If you already own Optics Pro, you can find the update in the customer area of the site.