Lightroom’s newest update brings local Dehaze, new Import Dialog and lots of new lens profiles

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, October 5, 2015 at 1:26 PM EST

Alongside a plethora of new and updated apps, Adobe has announced a new update for Lightroom CC that brings along updated ‘Dehaze’ capabilities, a revamped import feature, support for four new cameras, dozens of new lenses and, naturally, a plethora of bug fixes throughout the app.

Adobe introduced its impressive Dehaze tool to Lightroom earlier this year with its Lightroom CC 2015.1 release. We’ve already shown you what it’s capable of when used as a global adjustment, but for photographers who prefer precision, Adobe has granted your wishes by now including Dehaze as a local adjustment. You can now use Dehaze as a Local Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter or Graduated Filter to better fine-tune your photographs.

In addition to the updated Dehaze tool, Adobe has completely reworked the Import module of Lightroom, making it easier than ever to find, import and sort your photographs. In the words of Adobe, it’s as simple as:

  1. Select a source
  2. Select images
  3. Choose import settings (if any)
  4. Import

In addition to the traditional directory for finding folders of images, Lightroom now has a new ‘Add Photos’ screen as part of the above ‘Select a source’ option which scans various locations across your computer for photos you might want to import. Additionally, you can now import photos directly from a Photoshop Elements catalog directly into Lightroom.

The four cameras now supported are the DxO ONE camera, Leica S (Typ 007), Olympus E-M10 Mark II and Sony A7SM2 (ILCE–7SM2). Adobe makes sure to note that ‘SuperRAW’ files from the DxO ONE are not supported. Leica’s M Monochrom has also gained tethered camera support in this update.

Below is the list of lenses whose profiles are now integrated into Lightroom:

Canon EF

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • SIGMA 24–35mm F2 DG HSM A015
  • TAMRON 18–200mm F/3.5–6.3 DiII VC B018E
  • TAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012E
  • TAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013E

Canon FD

  • Canon FD 28mm F2.8
  • Canon FD 50mm F1.4
  • Canon FD 135mm F2.5 S.C.


  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/45
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/35


  • PHANTOM 3 Standard (DNG and JPEG)


  • HERO4 Session

Leica M

  • Leica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH.
  • Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM
  • Zeiss Biogon T* 2/35 ZM
  • Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM
  • Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM
  • Zeiss C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM
  • Zeiss C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM
  • Zeiss C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 4/18 ZM
  • Zeiss Planar T* 2/50 ZM
  • Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM


  • Asahi PENTAX Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 M42
  • Fujifilm FUJINON 50mm f/1.4 M42
  • Fujifilm FUJINON 55mm f/1.8 M42
  • Voigtlander MFT 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Aspherical

Minolta SR

  • Minolta MC ROKKOR 58mm F1.2
  • Minolta MC ROKKOR-PF 55mm F1.7
  • Minolta MC ROKKOR-X PG 50mm F1.4
  • Minolta MC TELE ROKKOR-PE 200mm F4.5
  • Minolta MC W.ROKKOR-HG 35mm F2.8
  • Minolta MD 50mm F2
  • Minolta MD Celtic 135mm F3.5
  • Minolta MD ROKKOR-X 45mm F2
  • Minolta MD ROKKOR-X 50mm F1.7
  • Minolta MD W.ROKKOR-X 28mm F2.8

Nikon F

  • Minolta MD W.ROKKOR-X 28mm F2.8
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16–80mm f2.8–4E ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8E ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200–500mm f/5.6E ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AI
  • Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS
  • Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI
  • Nikon NIKKOR-H Auto 50mm f/2
  • Nikon NIKKOR-P.C Auto 105mm f/2.5 AI
  • Nikon NIKKOR-S.C Auto 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikon NIKKOR-UD Auto 20mm f/3.5 AI
  • SIGMA 24–35mm F2 DG HSM A015
  • TAMRON 18–200mm F/3.5–6.3 DiII VC B018N
  • TAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012N
  • TAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013N


  • Bebop Drone (DNG and JPEG)


  • HD PENTAX-D FA 24–70mm F2.8ED SDM WR


  • SIGMA 24–35mm F2 DG HSM A015

For more information on the update, head on over to Adobe’s press release. You can download the update from within Lightroom itself if you have the standalone version or through Adobe’s Creative Cloud app if you’re a subscriber.