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Adobe lens profiles for Camera Raw, Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3
Posted By: knoxploration, 08-30-2010, 11:31 PM

Photographers using current versions of Adobe software including Camera Raw 6.1 or later, Photoshop CS5, and Photoshop Lightroom 3 all have a useful tool at their disposal, which can correct for geometric distortion (both barrel and pincushion), chromatic aberration, and lens vignetting -- all with a minimum of fuss. The feature relies on lens profiles, which can be created by the user community. (Adobe themselves also provide a modest number of lens profiles.)

The process of creating a lens profile has been designed to be relatively straightforward, and is achieved using a free Lens Profile Creator tool available from Adobe Labs. (Full instructions are available from Adobe in their Lens Profile Creator Calibration Chart Shooting Quick Start Guide, as well as the full Calibration Chart Shooting Guide, and are beyond the scope of this article.)

While the highest-quality corrections are likely to be achieved with a profile created using your specific camera model (and indeed, your specific lens units so as to cancel out sample variations), very acceptable results can be achieved with profiles created by your fellow photographers -- even if the precise camera model differs. Profiles are specific to either Raw or developed (JPEG, etc.) files, since developed files may already have lens corrections applied to them by the camera or other processing software.

And so, the purpose of this article: to help Pentax photographers share their lens profiles, and to summarize the available profiles. Following at the end of this post is a list of known profiles for first-party and third-party lenses on Pentax camera bodies.

If you have created a profile you'd like to share, or know of somebody who has shared a profile that isn't on our list, please either contact me privately to let me know, or simply reply to this article. I'll do my best to keep the first post in the thread updated with links to the latest profiles. (If you could let me know if I have your permission to add the profile directly as an attachment to this post, that'd be helpful. So would any information on how the profile was created -- body, focal lengths, apertures used, focus distances, and whether the profile is for Raw or developed images. If you know of profiles on other sites, please don't upload somebody else's profile here without their permission -- either provide a link to the site, ask them to join and share the profile here themselves, or both.)

Even if a profile already exists, don't feel shy about submitting your own alternative profile. There's a lot of leeway in profile creation, such as for example the number of focal lengths, apertures, etc. that are included in each specific profile. Adobe's software is designed to interpolate (read: guess) how lens characteristics vary between these user-defined sample points, and so profile creation is a balance between the accuracy of the profile, and the work involved in its creation. Lens sample variation also plays a part, and so do personal user tastes. It's possible that many users may find your alternate profile more to their tastes than an already existing one... :-)

(Note: For now, I've not had a moment to ask for permission from anybody to share their profiles as attachments directly in this article, so for the time being this list consists solely of links to other posts where profiles have been shared.)

Without any further ado, following are the profiles themselves:

Pentax lenses
  • smc PENTAX DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED (IF) Fish-Eye (file type unstated, PENTAX K200D)
    Focal lengths: 3 focal lengths
    Apertures: unstated
    Focus distances: unstated
  • smc PENTAX DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED AL (IF)
  • smc PENTAX DA 14mm F2.8 (Type and camera not stated)
    Focal lengths: 14mm
    Apertures: not stated
    Focus distances: not stated
  • smc PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
  • smc PENTAX DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED AL (Raw, PENTAX K-7)
    Focal lengths: 3 focal lengths
    Apertures: f5.6
    Focus distances: unstated
  • smc PENTAX DA*16-50mm F2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM
    • Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
    • Ishpuini's profile (Raw, PENTAX K-7)
      Focal lengths: 16, 20, 28, 35, 50
      Apertures: f/2.8 to f/22 at one stop intervals
      Focus distances: 40cm
    • Amoringello's profile (Type not stated, Pentax K-7)
      Focal lengths: Three focal lengths
      Apertures: not stated
      Focus distances: not stated
    • wjax's profile (Raw, Pentax K-7)
      Focal lengths: Six evenly spaced focal lengths between 16mm-50mm at closer focal distance, three focal lengths (16mm, 33mm, and 50mm) at further focal distance
      Apertures: Four evenly spaced apertures from F2.8-F11
      Focus distances: Two focus distances
  • smc PENTAX FA J 18-35mm F4-5.6 AL (Raw, PENTAX K10D)
    Focal lengths: at least 4 focal lengths
    Apertures: at least 4 aperture settings (min to f11)
    Focus distances: at least 2 focus distances
  • smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 (Raw, Pentax K20D)
    Focal lengths: 18, 35, 55
    Apertures: f/3.5 to f/22
    Focus distances: 1 single distance
  • smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR (Type not stated, Pentax K-7)
    Focal lengths: Three focal lengths
    Apertures: not stated
    Focus distances: not stated
  • smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL [IF] DC WR (Raw, Pentax K-5)
    Focal lengths: 18mm, 24mm, 36mm, 53mm, 68mm, 100mm, 135mm
    Apertures: f/3.5*, f/4*, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32*, f/40* (*depending on focal lengths)
    Focus distances: varied
  • smc PENTAX DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited
  • smc PENTAX FA* 24mm F2 AL (IF) (Raw, PENTAX K10D)
    Focal lengths: 24mm
    Apertures: at least 4 aperture settings (min to f11)
    Focus distances: at least 2 focus distances
  • smc PENTAX FA 28-70mm F4 AL (Raw, PENTAX K-m [aka K2000])
    Focal lengths: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm
    Apertures: f/4, f/8, f/16
    Focus distances: not stated
  • smc PENTAX FA 28-105mm F3.2-4.5AL (IF) (Raw, PENTAX K10D)
    Focal lengths: at least 4 focal lengths
    Apertures: at least 4 aperture settings (min to f11)
    Focus distances: at least 2 focus distances
  • smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL Limited
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
  • smc PENTAX DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited
    • Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
    • mtngal's profile (Raw, PENTAX K-7)
      Focal lengths: 35mm
      Apertures: 3 apertures
      Focus distances: 2 focus distances
  • smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
  • smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited
    • Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
    • Christine Tham's profile (Raw, PENTAX K10D)
      Focal lengths: 43mm
      Apertures: at least 4 aperture settings (min to f11)
      Focus distances: at least 2 focus distances
  • smc PENTAX DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
  • smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED (Raw, Pentax K20D)
    Focal lengths: 50, 105, 200
    Apertures: f/4 to f/22
    Focus distances: 1 single distance
  • smc PENTAX-DA*55mm F1.4 SDM
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
  • smc PENTAX DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED (Raw, PENTAX K-7)
    Focal lengths: 55, 70, 100, 200 and 300mm
    Apertures: 3 apertures
    Focus distances: Varied
  • smc PENTAX DA* 60-250mm F4 ED (IF) SDM (Raw, PENTAX K-7)
  • smc PENTAX DA 70mm F2.4 Limited
    • Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
    • Christine Tham's profile (Raw, PENTAX K10D)
      Focal lengths: 70mm
      Apertures: at least 4 aperture settings (min to f11)
      Focus distances: at least 2 focus distances
  • smc PENTAX FA 77mm F1.8 Limited
    • Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
    • mtngal's profile (Raw, PENTAX K-7)
      Focal lengths: 77mm
      Apertures: f1.8, f8. f18
      Focus distances: 2 distances
  • smc PENTAX-DA*200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
  • smc PENTAX-DA*300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.3 / Lightroom 3.3
  • smc PENTAX-D FA645 55mmF2.8AL[IF] SDM AW
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 33-55mmF4.5AL
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 35mmF3.5AL
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 45mmF2.8
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 45-85mmF4.5
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 55-110mmF5.6
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 75mmF2.8
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 80-160mmF4.5
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 MACRO 120mmF4
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 150mmF2.8[IF]
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 150-300mmF5.6ED[IF]
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 200mmF4[IF]
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA*645 300mmF4ED[IF]
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 300mmF5.6ED[IF]
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
  • smc PENTAX-FA645 400mmF5.6ED[IF]
    Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2

Third-party lenses
  • Sigma
    • 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 8mm F3.5 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 15mm F2.8 EX DG DIAGONAL FISHEYE
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO / HSM
      • Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
      • Christine Tham's profile (Raw, PENTAX K10D)
        Focal lengths: at least 4 focal lengths
        Apertures: at least 4 aperture settings (min to f11)
        Focus distances: at least 2 focus distances
    • 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL RF
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 24mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL MACRO
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASPHERICAL MACRO
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 28-70mm F2.8-4 DG
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 DG MACRO
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 30mm F1.4 EX DC / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • MACRO 50mm F2.8 EX DG
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 50-500mm F4-6.3 EX DG / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 100-300mm F4 EX DG / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO MACRO 180mm F3.5 EX DG / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 300mm F2.8 EX DG / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 500mm F4.5 EX DG / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
    • APO 800mm F5.6 EX DG / HSM
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.1 / Lightroom 3.0
  • Tamron
    • SP 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 DiII B001P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • SP 17-50mm F/2.8 DiII A16P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII A14P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII A18P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di A09P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Di A031P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (A061) (Raw, PENTAX K10D)
      Focal lengths: at least 4 focal lengths
      Apertures: at least 4 aperture settings (min to f11)
      Focus distances: at least 2 focus distances
    • 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di A061P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di A001P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di A17P
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2
    • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 272EP
      Profiled by manufacturer, included in Camera Raw 6.2 / Lightroom 3.2

(Edit: Still to do: Tidy up the formatting, add info on where to put the profiles for different apps / operating systems, include direct links to zipped attachments and request permission from profile authors to re-upload their profiles where they're not already zipped. *Phew!*) ;-)

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10-02-2010, 11:03 PM - 1 Like   #31
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Sorry, some info on my profiles

1. Captured in RAW mode
2. feature at least 2 focus distances per profile
3. at least 4 aperture settings per profile (min to f11)
4. at least 4 zoom points (focal lengths) for zoom lenses per profile

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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
Sorry, some info on my profiles

1. Captured in RAW mode
2. feature at least 2 focus distances per profile
3. at least 4 aperture settings per profile (min to f11)
4. at least 4 zoom points (focal lengths) for zoom lenses per profile
GREAT work, Christine -- thanks so much! I've added all of these to the list in the first post.

If you have a moment, could you please confirm for me that the Tamron is this specific model:

http://www.tamron-usa.com/assets/pdfs/A06.pdf

There are a lot of similarly-named lenses in their product line, but I *think* that's probably the one you have.
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QuoteOriginally posted by knoxploration Quote

If you have a moment, could you please confirm for me that the Tamron is this specific model:

http://www.tamron-usa.com/assets/pdfs/A06.pdf

There are a lot of similarly-named lenses in their product line, but I *think* that's probably the one you have.

The box says "Model: A061P" so I think that's close enough.
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Great forum! Some questions:

1) I suppose the smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL is not the WR version? (have to keep your eyes open since many lenses have very similar names!). Could someone please confirm!

2) You often mention with which camera the profile has been made and the version of Lightroom Does this matter? Or do I just have to make sure it is the the right lens?

Regards, Hoogey

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The box says "Model: A061P" so I think that's close enough.
Thanks, Christine! I've corrected the name in the first post, as the A061P is actually a different model to the A06P. It adds a 'Di' designation, which implies that it uses different coatings to the previous non-Di model. (Di, in Tamron-speke, means "Digitally Integrated Design", ie. intended for use with DSLRs.)

If you're interested, the brochure and manual for your model are here:

http://www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/assets/pdfs/28_300xrdi.pdf
http://www.tamron-usa.com/assets/pdfs/28-300di_manual.pdf

QuoteOriginally posted by hoogey Quote
1) I suppose the smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL is not the WR version? (have to keep your eyes open since many lenses have very similar names!). Could someone please confirm!
We have a profile for the AL WR version, but you can also use it with the non-WR version. They're optically identical -- the only difference is whether or not the lens includes weather sealing.

QuoteOriginally posted by hoogey Quote
2) You often mention with which camera the profile has been made and the version of Lightroom Does this matter? Or do I just have to make sure it is the the right lens?
According to Adobe, profiles don't have to be made with the same camera body that you own to be useful -- for example, you could use a profile made on the K-7 with a K10D. That said, if all other things are equal, the best results are likely to be obtained when using a profile made with the same camera body. In the real world, the differences between the degree of obsessiveness demonstrated by the people creating the profiles will play a bigger role than which body was used, though. ;-)

As regards the Lightroom versions, I only mention those for Adobe-supplied profiles, and it's only stated so you know which version Adobe released the profile with. That way you know, for example, that if you're using Lightroom 3.0 and have a Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 272EP lens, you'll want to upgrade to Lightroom 3.2 to get the profile for that lens. (For now, it's likely you'll upgrade anyway for the bug fixes etc., since the updates are available free of charge. At some point in the future, this information will become more relevant though, when a major LR update has been released, and you have to pay to upgrade to it.) ;-)
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thanks for a qreat answer. I did however write my questions to quick, and I actually ment the lens smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED (Raw, Pentax K20D), obviously impossible for you to know ;-) This is not the wheather resistant version (WR). Is it also optical identical with the smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR ?

smc PENTAX DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

PENTAX DA Zoom Lens for Digital SLRs and Compacts: smc PENTAX DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
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thanks for a qreat answer. I did however write my questions to quick, and I actually ment the lens smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED (Raw, Pentax K20D), obviously impossible for you to know ;-) This is not the wheather resistant version (WR). Is it also optical identical with the smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR ?

smc PENTAX DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

PENTAX DA Zoom Lens for Digital SLRs and Compacts: smc PENTAX DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
Yes, I believe both versions of that lens are optically identical.
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FA 43 Profile

The profile above for the FA 43 is not complete. I tried to use it but received error messages. I posted the error messages in the Adobe forum and they said the problem was caused,
"The error message occurs because you don't have the images that were used to create the project file. I suggest that you go back to the forum from where you obtained the LCPP file and ask where the actual profile can be found."
I tried to find the author and send him a PM but was not successful. Perhaps it is a case of using a different forum name than the name that shows up when the profile is entered. Either way, it needs to have the profile generated so that it results in a LCP file as per the other question I posted with Adobe,
"Yes, LCPP is the extension used for lens profile project file (i.e. the data for each image used to make the profile), not a lens profile.


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Hi Glen

Thanks for letting us know! The author is Christine Tham, who added the profile in this post:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-processing-articles/112707-adobe-len...ml#post1207277

If you could contact her, and let her know, that'd be great. Unfortunately I don't have the time and lenses to test every profile myself, so I'm reliant on others' help such as your own in catching these errors.

I do have on my list to go through when I've time and add the authors' names (and links to their member pages and/or the posts where they made the profiles available). That should at least make it easier to get in touch...
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PM sent thanks.
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Thanks. Got the email.

Looks like I posted the "project" files rather than the generated profiles.

Here are the correct files (starting with DA lenses)
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Thanks, Christine. I've updated all your earlier links to use the new attachments. I've also added the FA J 18-35 to the list, as you'd not uploaded that one previously.
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