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DxO Optics Pro 1.1 released; EOS-1Ds now supported  
Monday, July 12, 2004 | by Rob Galbraith

DO Labs today has released both a new version of its DxO Optics Pro software as well as camera and lens modules for the Canon EOS-1Ds.

Version 1.1 of DxO Optics Pro adds correction for vignetting, fixes several bugs (mostly Mac and Nikon-related) and now retains the ICC profile when processing photos.

A full list of changes is on the DO Labs web site. A DO Labs press release notes that vignetting correction has been added to about 3/4 of the correction modules, but not all of them, as of today.

The update is free to licensed users of v1.0; users will be contacted directly by the company to arrange receiving the update electronically.

The Canon EOS-1Ds' high-resolution, 35mm-size sensor exposes the optical limitations of an attached lens better than just about any digital SLR we know of. As a result, we're excited to see that this camera is now supported, and that the two lenses that DxO Optics Pro will tackle initially are the two that have given us the most grief with this camera.

The culprits in question are the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM. The former lens especially, when shot close to the 16mm setting at a wider aperture, can produce mushy-edged photos with heaps of chromatic aberration.

Later this month, DO Labs plans to release a correction module for the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM as well.

The DxO Optics Pro engine for Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X, camera and lens correction modules are available direct from the DO Labs online store. A 10-day trial version is also available, for specific camera and lens combinations, including for the EOS-1Ds and the two wide angle zooms. The price of the camera correction module for the EOS-1Ds is discounted by 25% until August 15, 2004.

Note: As of this writing, it appears that a number of the "tell me more" links in the online store are broken, while other sections are still being updated to reflect the new version of DxO Optics Pro released today.

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