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06-30-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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Future DxO modules announced for K10d, K20d, K200d, K-m

Suddenly, DxO seems to be getting serious about Pentax. HERE is their new roadmap for Pentax bodies:

Pentax K10D Pentax smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II
Pentax K200D smc PENTAX DA 14mm F2.8
Pentax K200D smc PENTAX DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax K200D smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL
Pentax K200D smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm F4 AL (IF) SDM
Pentax K200D smc PENTAX DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Pentax K20D smc PENTAX DA 14mm F2.8
Pentax K20D smc PENTAX DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax K20D smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL
Pentax K20D smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm F4 AL (IF) SDM
Pentax K20D smc PENTAX DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Pentax Km smc PENTAX DA 14mm F2.8
Pentax Km smc PENTAX DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
Pentax Km smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL
Pentax Km smc PENTAX DA 17-70mm F4 AL (IF) SDM
Pentax Km smc PENTAX DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

No K-7 and K-x, though, but at least I can be hopeful. (To think I've just replaced the K200D with K-x...)

You can use this form to ask them to add new modules to their future list:
DXO - Simply better images


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What the hell is a Dx0 mudule?
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Use the 'search' function to look for threads about 'DxO Optics'. You can also explore DxO's online presentation pages.
DxO is a very useful piece of software. It employs a process called 'deconvolution' to greatly improve the overall quality of photos. (From Wikipedia: "In optics and imaging, the term "deconvolution" is specifically used to refer to the process of reversing the optical distortion that takes place in an optical microscope, electron microscope, telescope, or other imaging instrument, thus creating clearer images.") In addition, it automatically deals with vignetting, distortion, CA... But what I particularly like about it is its capacity to allow one to create various settings that combine exposure compensation and a special 'lighting' effect. The software's amazing results owe a lot to the fact that DxO works with individualized combos of camera bodies and lenses (modules) such as the ones posted above.
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I was almost decided to let DxO go and purchase Lightroom 3. This gives some hope for the future... but should I wait for K-7 to be introduced?
Perhaps they just have some trouble with the composition adjustment feature - it could ruin their efforts to compensate for lens characteristics.

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K-7 is supported, but with a limited number of lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elho_cid Quote
I was almost decided to let DxO go and purchase Lightroom 3. This gives some hope for the future... but should I wait for K-7 to be introduced?
Perhaps they just have some trouble with the composition adjustment feature - it could ruin their efforts to compensate for lens characteristics.
I own Lightroom 2.4 (not yet upgraded to 3) and DXO 6.

For library managment, lightroom is far superior. For RAW developement, I perfer DXO 6 for critical work (usually when I print) as I find the result from DXO to look better. That is said nearly none of my lenses are supported (FA &DA ltd) I would have find it useful for chromatic aberation teatment which is far superior than in Lightroom 2.

That said, first feedbacks about lightroom 3 say that the RAW development is vastly improved.

All in all, I would say that, as a Pentax user, you shall buy Lightroom 3 first. If you were using Nikon or Canon, the answer would be sightly different however as much more lens / body combinaison are available.
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Well, as with any piece of software, you can download and try both of them. DxO is quite cheaper than LR3, but it's a shame Pentax is way down their priority list (not surprising though...).
With LR3, DxO has a serious competitor, and they'll probably end up losing, unless they can save themselves a niche market... Reminds me of another company I forgot the name...
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QuoteOriginally posted by eljaco Quote
Well, as with any piece of software, you can download and try both of them. DxO is quite cheaper than LR3, but it's a shame Pentax is way down their priority list (not surprising though...).
With LR3, DxO has a serious competitor, and they'll probably end up losing, unless they can save themselves a niche market... Reminds me of another company I forgot the name...
Apple?

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Apple?
Are they making cameras ?
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Are they making cameras ?
They were: Apple QuickTake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
You can use this form to ask them to add new modules to their future list:
DXO - Simply better images
Thanks. I added 4 Pentax combos and 3 Bigmas.

Anyone else reading this, please take less than a minute to follow the link. I do believe it will help.
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You're welcome. I'm convinced it helps. Those interested in new combo additions should include a link to this form when starting a new thread about DxO. Also, popularizing this excellent piece of software will help.

QuoteOriginally posted by Unsinkable II Quote
Thanks. I added 4 Pentax combos and 3 Bigmas.

Anyone else reading this, please take less than a minute to follow the link. I do believe it will help.
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I agree with causey. DXO is a great piece of software. I hope they do well and I encourage people to check the product out.

It already has a pretty good level of Pentax support, I must admit, especially with the K20, K-7 and the K200D. Hopefully in 2010 the K-x will enter the picture though, along with yet more lenses.
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DxO has minimal interest in Pentax and will not devote significant resources into developing correction modules for Pentax lenses and bodies. The K-7 is quite possibly the last Pentax camera that they will ever support, and this latest release does not include any new lens modules for it. The K-x, Pentax's most successful DSLR ever, is completely unsupported by DxO, while virtually every other raw converter on the market covers it.

Pentax owners who continue to place their hopes in DxO are in a state of denial. My advice to them is to find another raw converter and move on. There are better programs available, and I say that as a former DxO user and fan.

Rob

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