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01-15-2016, 05:48 AM   #1
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DA 16-85 Adobe Profile

So I'm the proud owner of a DA 16-85mm lens, but Lightroom 5 doesn't have a profile for it, and there are no updates available for my version of LR.


I don't really want to spend 100+ on Lightroom 6 (there doesn't seem to be an upgrade price, no surprise since they are pushing the cloud version), was wondering if there is a profile somewhere I can download.


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I'm using Lightroom 5.7.3 and it does have the profile for that lens. In RAW at least.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
In RAW at least.
From ACR 9.3.1 :
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File Type: zip PENTAX (HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR) - RAW.zip (11.6 KB, 114 views)
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The "Adobe Lens Profile Downloader" can help you, too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cats_five Quote
So I'm the proud owner of a DA 16-85mm lens, but Lightroom 5 doesn't have a profile for it, and there are no updates available for my version of LR.


I don't really want to spend 100+ on Lightroom 6 (there doesn't seem to be an upgrade price, no surprise since they are pushing the cloud version), was wondering if there is a profile somewhere I can download.
There is upgrade option - for $79
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QuoteOriginally posted by kh1234567890 Quote
From ACR 9.3.1 :
I downloaded it but now how do I put it in lightroom?
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QuoteOriginally posted by alamo5000 Quote
I downloaded it but now how do I put it in lightroom?
Find out where Lightroom (or rather CameraRaw) keeps its lens profiles on your system - search for *.lcp files - and put the file there. Unzip it first. This might help.

Otherwise use the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kh1234567890 Quote
Find out where Lightroom (or rather CameraRaw) keeps its lens profiles on your system - search for *.lcp files - and put the file there. Unzip it first. This might help.

Otherwise use the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader.
I am using LR4 still... I tried putting it in the folder but it's still not showing up like the others do. Maybe my version of LR is just old.

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Thanks, I'll have a go with the file kh1234567890 has attached. If that doesn't work I'll get the upgrade which is just under 60.

What is weird though and worth of investigation is that the Adobe Lens Profile Support page lists this:

HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Pentax 5.7/8.7

I believe 5.7 refers to the version of Lightroom, so maybe all I need to do is to update Camera Raw.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kh1234567890 Quote
From ACR 9.3.1 :


Weird. The file is already there in my copy of LR but it doesn't recognised the lens. Puzzled.


It's in D:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1\Resources\LensProfiles\1.0\Pentax


(I install programs into D: not C: if they let me.)

---------- Post added 16-01-16 at 11:51 ----------

Compared the two profile files using Notepad++, the one posted above and the one I have, and the one above has some extra lines in in many places:


stCamera:LensInfo="160/10 850/10 35/10 56/10"
stCamera:Lens="HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR"


I'll rename the existing one and try this. Also I not that I have ACR 8.7.1, but there is version 8.8 on the Adobe website. That might be worth a whirl if the above doesn't fix it.
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Still weird. I replaced my original lrp file with the one posted above, no joy. I've tried deleting photos from the catalogue and reimporting, and importing a new photo (import in Lightroom, I used Microsoft Photo Gallery to import from the memory card to the PC). All to no avail.


However if I select Develop, go to the Lens Corrections, tick 'Enable Profile Corrections' then as soon as I select 'Pentax' from the maker dropdown it picks up the lens correctly and fixes any distortion....


I'm baffled. Maybe it's worth 60 just to un-baffle myself.
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Managed eventually to order the upgrade, it's fine now. Had to remove the images from the catalogue and reimport them. Now it's off to play with the new features in LR6. I have a set of photos taken for HDR that I never managed to make work before, they would be a good start IMHO. The support for touch-enabled computers might be interesting as well if it will take input from my tablet.

I see I've managed to skip a 'new import experience'!
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