The optical science and digital photo editing company DXO has unveiled a huge package of new modules for users of its software who want professional results.
The company’s DXO optical correction technology has now been updated with 1,693 new modules for Sony, Canon and Fujifilm cameras. These modules are now available in the company’s PureRAW, PhotoLab, FilmPack and ViewPoint software services.
The range of modules is suited for the following camera and lens combos and each of them is optimized for a very specific lens/camera combo:
- Canon EOS R6 Mark II
- Fujifilm X-T5
- OM System OM-5
- Sony a7R V
- Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | C (L-mount)
- Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN | C (Sony FE)
- Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN | C(Sony FE)
- Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN | C (L-mount)
- Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS S (Sony FE)
- Tokina ATX-M 11-18mm f/2.8 (Sony E)
Every one of the DXO Optics Modules has been created for a very particular camera and lens combo, meaning that minor sensor performance differences are measurable across all units of that sensor for a particular brand’s range of lens mounts.
An example of this would be the Optics Modules for Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN lenses, which were not only measured not only with any individual full-frame Sony Alpha camera but also for nearly any Sony camera on sale today.
DXO currently supports a whopping 80,000 lens and sensor combos with its technology and these include laboratory-grade corrections for both high-end lens/camera combos and cheaper models.
Correction software such as that produced by DXO delivers digital sharpening tools for fighting against lens softness. However, one major difference that DXO applies is to adjust for the variable sharpness across the whole field of view in a lens.
In other words, instead of just delivering general sharpening regardless of variable softness in a given lens, these Optics Modules contextually adjust for areas of extra or lower softness, such as the edges of a lens.
As DXO itself states, “Typically, photo editing software uses a generic profile to make a global correction across the entire image based on the sharpening required at the center,”
DXO on the other hand claims that “Unlike Adobe Lightroom, DxO Optics Modules are able to progressively increase corrections away from the frame’s center, allowing for a sharper overall image.”
These new modules and others thus offer sharpening from edge to edge along with corrections for distortion, chromatic aberrations and vignette removal.
One of the company’s most popular software products is PureRAW, which many photographers use to process their RAW image files first before even starting to edit them with other kinds of editing software.
DXO has a track record of noticeably improving image quality across a range of cameras and lenses. It has even been known to work with other types of cameras, such as those found in DJI drones, working with their own brand-specific lenses according to the site Fstoppers.
This company has released these new modules to keep up with the growing range of mirrorless cameras on the market from a wider range of brands than ever before. For photographers who like to upgrade their camera and lens hardware quickly, this is pretty useful.
The company’s new modules will be available as an automatic upgrade in the following days to existing users of DXO’s software. New users can obtain DXO’s software packages with these and other modules included in them on the company’s website.