by Julieanne Kost

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Created

September 19, 2013

Did you know that you can use the free Adobe Lens Profile Creator Tool to create lens profiles for less common lens/camera combinations that work in Lightroom and Photoshop/ACR? All of the information that you need to know is here:

Or, you can go directly to the downloads here:

Lens Profile Creator (Win)      Lens Profile Creator (Mac)

Note – the Creation process is fairly involved,  so if you decide not to create your own, you can use the Lens Profile Downloader to see if anyone from the community has created on that you can download and use.

Lens Profile Downloader (Win)     Lens Profiel Downloader (Mac)

COMMENTS

  • By Steve - 6:35 AM on September 19, 2013  

    When you say the Creation process is fairly involved do you mean from a technical standpoint or just time-consuming or both?

    • By Phil - 6:59 AM on September 19, 2013  

      I just scrolled through the help text file and it looked more like a time involved procedure. Haven’t yet figured out where/how to output the checkerboard pattern yet.

      • By Jim Smith - 7:15 PM on September 19, 2013  

        I did this for an aging Nikon 28-70 (the “Beast”, well beyond Nikon’s popular lens database). It took some work, but the results, not to mention the value of the learning, was well worth a few hours. This would be a valuable lesson for anyone shooting older and vintage lenses.

      • By Jim Smith - 7:24 PM on September 19, 2013  

        Sorry, didn’t mean to repeat. Suggestions: If you have a large profile printer (17″ or 24″), use that on just plain non-photo matte (that’s important) paper. If you don’t, just go to Kinko’s and print low-cost poster on white paper. It helps to have it dry mounted, but a tight tape ( corner-corner, not edged) works just as well. The main thing is to get even lighting, sufficient test shots, and follow Nikon’s process closely. I found Lightroom (or Bridge to be very helpful to segregate the focal lengths and apertures (nec’y to achieve a good result). In all, it took me about 2 hours including computer process time. Butb

      • By Jim Smith - 7:28 PM on September 19, 2013  

        But, before you go to the effort, check Nikon’s lens profiles on the Nikon Forum since there may be contributions from those like me who me who have too much time on their hands (e.g. Mine f.or this lens is there). Happy profiling!

  • By Jim Smith - 7:14 PM on September 19, 2013  

    I did this for an aging Nikon 28-70 (the “Beast”, well beyond Nikon’s popular lens database). It took some work, but the results, not to mention the value of the learning was well worth a few hours. Thiswould be a valuable lesson for anyone shooting older and vintage lenses.