DxO Optic Pro Software

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Fyimo, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Fyimo

    Fyimo Guest

    I was wondering how many people up here are using this software. I
    pulled down the demo for my Canon 20D with 70-200mm f4 lens and ran a
    few images and so far I haven't seen terrific results. On this lens it
    appears to draw the image slightly closer and does sligthly lighten the
    corners very slightly.

    I'm not sure at this stage if I feel it would be worth buying. They
    have modules for 3 of my lens:

    17-40mm f4
    28-135mm IS
    70-200mm f4

    They don't have modules for my other three lens which are primes:

    300mm f4 IS
    400mm f5.6
    100mm macro

    The software for one lens looks like it costs $139 for the engine plus
    one lens. I'm not sure what each lens module cost when you add them on.
    I'm also concerned about the future costs if I upgrade bodies. Do I
    need to start over buying the modules or do they offer reasonable
    upgrades?

    Thanks Art
     
    Fyimo, Apr 22, 2005
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  2. Fyimo

    Fyimo Guest

    I guess no one is using it. Anyway, it's expensive and the workflow
    sucks so I guess I'll pass on it.

    Art
     
    Fyimo, Apr 23, 2005
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    DM Guest

    Art,

    Considering the pricing (and marketing blurb) I expected DxO to be far
    better than it was.

    Regards

    DM
     
    DM, Apr 23, 2005
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    Douglas Guest

    Your loss man...
    It makes shots with cheap lenses look like they came from good ones and
    fixes a plethora of other errors seemingly built into DSLRs.
     
    Douglas, Apr 23, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    Yeah, sure, I guess that's why the majority of people using DSLRs are doing
    more than fine without it.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Apr 23, 2005
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  6. Fyimo

    Douglas Guest

    Each to their own. It's not past tense yet, DM.
    When the occasion arrises (not often) that I have to use a Sigma 12~25 lens
    on my 20D, DxO is the software that saves the day. Like all the other tools
    available to Digital Photographers, DxO is not a "fix everything all the
    time" application but when you need it most, it works the best.

    A lot of people can that lens and with good reason but DxO can fix it's
    flaws during conversion and for that, there is no (affordable) equal.

    Douglas
     
    Douglas, Apr 23, 2005
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  7. Fyimo

    Fyimo Guest

    I'm sure there are instances where it might help. However, so far I
    converted 10 images and done a side by side comparsion and I don't see
    much improvrmrnt.

    If you looked at my lens kit you would also see that I don't have cheap
    glass so I guess I would get little value. The two things besides price
    that bothered me was the workflow issue of having to manually insert
    the distance for each image and the lack of robust Raw processing
    tools.

    Art
     
    Fyimo, Apr 23, 2005
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    DM Guest

    Doug,

    It was past tense for me as I've evaluated it several times with both RAW &
    non-RAW versions. In fairness the lenses I use are 3 Canon L lenses so maybe
    not a good test of what DxO can 'fix'...

    Regards

    DM
     
    DM, Apr 24, 2005
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