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08-27-2012, 08:27 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Lightroom 4.2 RC and ACR 7.2 RC now support K-30

K-30 is there now:

New Camera Support

The following new cameras are now supported:
Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
Canon EOS M
Fuji FinePix F800EXR
Leaf Credo 40
Leaf Credo 60
Nikon 1 J2
Panasonic DMC-FZ200
Panasonic DMC-G5
Panasonic DMC-LX7
Pentax K-30
Sony DSC-RX100

Some new lens profiles are in there too:

Pentax smc D FA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW Pentax
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS Pentax
Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8 Pentax
Pentax smc DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW Pentax
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC HSM Pentax

LR:
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom4-2/?tabID=details#tabTop

ACR:
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7.2 Release Candidate | digital camera raw file support - Adobe Labs

08-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Great to see the Sony RX100 in there

I still can't believe Lightroom doesn't support the FA50/1.4 which must be one of the most common Pentax primes out there, or the FA*24.
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Sorry for the ignorant question, but what does it mean for Lightroom to support the K-30? I recently downloaded the 3.6 trial version (since my computer is too slow and outdated for LR4) and I can open up the DNG files from my K-30. What does actual K-30 support in LR4.2 buy me? Just curious, as I'm considering a computer upgrade, which would actually make a LR4 purchase a possibility for me.
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Adobe tune the rendering of DNG's in LR and ACR for each camera model, to reflect the properties of the new device's sensor etc as they become aware of what they are (12 bit/ 14 bit, what sort of Bayer array, whatever) , how they perform with noise etc.

So while older DNG's may be openable in older LR, they render optimally once LR is properly able to understand how the new camera works. Same with DxO etc - all RAW convertors (DNG included) are pretty much being constantly tuned and tweaked to reflect new hardware.

Over time Adobe also simply improve the interface, features, performance etc of LR. LR4 is a lot better than LR3, I find, and LR 3 was a big jump from LR2.

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Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation!
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This is great news, because my trial period on 4.1 just ran out yesterday, and I have a bunch of K-5 photos imported and partially done.

I'll actually get around to upgrading from 3.6 one of these days soon, I swear.
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DxO Optics Pro now supports the K-30 too, along with a big bunch of Pentax and other lenses.

DxO, Lightroom - so far so good re K-30 RAW support. Now awaiting Capture One and Aftershot Pro ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
I still can't believe Lightroom doesn't support the FA50/1.4 which must be one of the most common Pentax primes out there, or the FA*24.
Anyway the FA doesn't really need lens correction. Distortion is almost non-existant and for Chromatic Aberrations the new correction tool in LR will do it for any lens.

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Since I just got my K-30 kit today, I find myself wishing the 18-135 was in the Lightroom 4.2 lens profiles list as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
This is great news, because my trial period on 4.1 just ran out yesterday, and I have a bunch of K-5 photos imported and partially done.

I'll actually get around to upgrading from 3.6 one of these days soon, I swear.
Lucky for you Lightroom's price is about half of what it used to be.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Adobe tune the rendering of DNG's in LR and ACR for each camera model, to reflect the properties of the new device's sensor etc as they become aware of what they are (12 bit/ 14 bit, what sort of Bayer array, whatever) , how they perform with noise etc ...
Thanks for the explanations. Basically this is clear, but what is the real impact on K-30 DNG files processed with LR. Do they look different with LR v4.2 compared to older versions? Are the images ugly and noisy with v4.1 and brilliant with new version. Do experts see any difference? Or is it only relevant with high ISO or other special camera settings? Has anybody some processed images for comparision?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
This is great news, because my trial period on 4.1 just ran out yesterday, and I have a bunch of K-5 photos imported and partially done.

I'll actually get around to upgrading from 3.6 one of these days soon, I swear.
Visit the Adobe Labs site.. you can get 4.2RC as a free download, usable until Oct 31st.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevwil Quote
Since I just got my K-30 kit today, I find myself wishing the 18-135 was in the Lightroom 4.2 lens profiles list as well.
I'm using 4.1, and the 18-135 is in there.
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Oh, sweet, I thought I checked the right list of what Lightroom supported but I must have missed that.
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