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02-01-2018, 04:28 PM - 1 Like   #1
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DxO users: which extra Pentax/Ricoh lens/camera modules do you want?

I've been using DxO products (Optics Pro and now PhotoLab) for some years now. One of the things I like is the availability of modules for most of my camera/lens combination.

The list of modules for each supported camera can be found here: Supported cameras | DxO.com

There's often a lag in DxO bringing out modules for new lenses and cameras - sometimes up to 12 months. But it surprises and irks me that DxO haven't released any modules at all for the Pentax HD DA 55-300 f4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE, which has been on the market since June 2016 and must surely be one of Pentax/Ricoh's most popular lenses. It's not just cameras that required a firmware update to use the PLM lens (like my K-3) that are unsupported; even new models like the K-P that have native support for the PLM don't have a module for it.

For some lenses the availability of a module is more critical than others. There isn't one for my FA*300 f4.5, for example, and I'm sure there never will be. But that lens doesn't need much correction anyway. The 55-300 PLM, on the other hand does - for example, it vignettes like crazy.

As far as I can see, all of the other DA and DFA lenses are now supported. In the FA series there's only the three Limiteds (31, 43 and 77) and the FA 50 f1.4. (Some FA lenses might get coverage accidentally: for example, I have the FA 50mm f2.8 macro, which isn't listed - but DxO treats it as the optically-identical DFA 50 macro, which is.) There are no older Pentax lenses supported. Most of the popular relatively recent lenses from Samyang, Irix, Tamron and Sigma seem to be there.

Are there any other conspicuous absentees?

I've filled in the suggestion box several times, but I'm thinking that a concerted campaign for a handful of lenses (and cameras?) might just have some effect.


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Last time I checked they don't support any of the q lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by caliscouser Quote
Last time I checked they don't support any of the q lenses.
Still don't support any of the Q series cameras/lenses.

Amongst K-mount cameras, the *ist series, K100D and K100D Super, and K110D are not supported, but all the others are.

So are the 645D and 645Z.

The Ricoh GR and GR II are supported.

Pentax/Ricoh models that don't offer RAW support (e.g. Ricoh WG, Ricoh Theta, Pentax Optio) are also not supported.
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I'll have to look and think about it.

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Have been using OpticsPro since v10 and PhotoLab since release and been quite happy with it. Support for my K-3 and my Pentax DA lenses leaves little to be desired, apart from the fact that the module for the DA10-17 Fish-Eye applies overcompensation for vignetting (which can be dialled back of course). Given that the latest-version 55-300 should be a well-received (and -sold) consumer lens, I'm pretty sure that DxO will come up with a module in one of the next revisions.

Third-party support is not bad but a little more sketchy, in particular with some of the newer manual focus options on the market. Personally, I'd love to find K-3 support with lenses like
  • Laowa: 12mm F2.8 Zero-D, 60mm F2.8 Macro-Ultra 2:1 (AFAIK, no Laowa support at all yet)
  • Samyang: 135mm F2 ED UMC
  • Mitakon: 20mm F2 4.5x Super Macro, Creator 135 F2.8 II
As far as I recall, I have already submitted the above as suggestions, but maybe I'm not the only one who would appreciate them?
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As far as I recall, I have already submitted the above as suggestions, but maybe I'm not the only one who would appreciate them?
I've just put in requests for each of these, FWIW. Given DxO's support for a number of Samyang lenses, it seems likely they will add the 135mm f2 in the near future. (They don't seem to have it in any mounts at present.) The Laowa and Mitakon might be another story - from a quick look, DxO don't seem to have modules for any manual aperture lenses, as far as I can see.
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I've just put in requests for each of these, FWIW.

Great idea for a thread pushing correction modules for Pentax in DxO's much-overlooked raw conversion software. Sure appreciate your effort, Des.
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