Adobe releases 8.8 update for Camera Raw and DNG Converter

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:21 PM EDT


Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.8 for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. In addition to fixing a few bugs from the previous version, they’ve added support for a plethora of new lenses and cameras.

On the bug fix front, Adobe has taken care of an issue regarding the magenta highlights when working with Canon EOS 70D RAW files at particular ISO settings. Also fixed are various vignetting issues that have plagued images taken with the following lenses: Voigtlander VM 21mm f/1.8 Ultron, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24–85mm f/3.5–4.5G ED VR, Zeiss Distagon T 1,4_35 ZM and Pentax FA645 MACRO 120mm F4.

Additional changes include the correction of the EXIF name for Zeiss’ OTUS 85mm f/1.4 (Canon and Nikon Mount) and an updated lens profile to account for the firmware changes to Sigma’s 150–600mm F5–6.3 DG OS HSM S014.

Below are the new cameras to receive RAW support in this update:

  • Casio EX-ZR3500
  • Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i) (*)
  • Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D) (*)
  • Fujifilm X-A2
  • Fujifilm XQ2
  • Hasselblad Stellar II
  • Nikon D5500
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71)

Alongside the newly supported cameras, Adobe also included lens profile support for over three dozen lenses :

  • Canon EF 24–85mm f3.5–4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM
  • TAMRON SP 15–30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
  • DJI Inspire 1 FC350
  • Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/1.9 Ultron Aspherical
  • Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/3.5 Color Skopar
  • Voigtlander LTM 35mm f/1.7 Ultron Aspherical
  • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2 Heliar
  • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2.5 Color Skopar
  • Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/3.5 Heliar
  • Voigtlander LTM 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar
  • Voigtlander LTM 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar
  • Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar
  • Voigtlander MFT 17.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Aspherical
  • Voigtlander MFT 25mm f/0.95 Nokton
  • Voigtlander MFT 42.5mm f/0.95 Nokton
Nikon F
  • Nikon AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55–200mm f/4–5.6G ED VR II
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
  • Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 AIS
  • TAMRON SP 15–30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012N
  • Voigtlander SL II 20mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar Aspherical
  • Voigtlander SL II 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical
  • Voigtlander SL II 58mm f/1.4 Nokton
  • SIGMA 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
  • dp1 Quattro*
  • dp2 Quattro*
Sony Alpha
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
  • TAMRON 16–300mm F/3.5–6.3 DiII PZD MACRO AB016S
  • TAMRON 28–300mm F/3.5–6.3 Di PZD A010S
  • TAMRON SP 70–200mm F/2.8 Di USD A009S
  • TAMRON SP 150–600mm F/5–6.3 Di USD A011S
  • TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD F004S
Sony E
  • Sony FE 16mm F3.5 Fisheye
  • Sony FE 21mm F2.8
  • Sony FE 24–240mm F3.5–6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 28mm F2
  • Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
  • Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
  • ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 Pro
  • CGO2gb

(*) denotes preliminary support. Camera Matching color profiles for these models will be added in a future release.

To coincide with the release of Camera Raw 8.8, Adobe has updated its DNG Converter to 8.8 (Windows/Mac) while they work to add support for these cameras in the next Lightroom release. Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 is available to both Mac and Windows users as a free update to current Adobe subscribers or owners of Photoshop CS6.