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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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07-21-2011, 02:10 PM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by dylan73 Quote
OK, but it is not the FA* 28-70 f/2.8 - only the FA 28-70 f/4 AL...
Thanks for the catch, fixing this now.

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Any idea is Tokina have been included or is it up to user to do him/her self

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Any idea is Tokina have been included or is it up to user to do him/her self
There aren't any Tokina lens profiles offered by Adobe themselves, for any lens mount, including Pentax's K-mount.

To date, I've not received any Tokina lens profiles from forum members, although this thread has somewhat cooled down, now that Adobe offer their own Lens Profile Downloader, albeit only as a prerelease preview. A quick check of their downloader doesn't find any Tokina profiles either, though.

Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that there aren't any Tokina profiles available somewhere, because I'm no longer actively checking for new profiles on this forum, or elsewhere on the web. I'm still happy to add any new profiles anyone has to offer, and definitely want to know whenever any are released, but I don't have time to actively hunt them down given that the official downloader is available now.

Which is all to say, there aren't any Tokina profiles that I'm aware of, but they may exist somewhere. If you find any, let me know. If you don't find any, but decide to make your own, let me know. And either way, best of luck to you! ;-)
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Is there a way to get the profiles out that are included in Adobe? I am using rawtherapee and it takes .lcp profiles. Specifically looking for 40XS, Tamron 18-250, 28-300 and Q 01 - and maybe some others if I get around to it?
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