I emailed Canon Professional Services (CPS-USA) and they replied that they had notified the responsible party to update the registration and CPS site, but had no ETA. DxO has listed 8/14 for their correction module - if Adobe keeps their schedule, their next update will also be in August, with a release candidate coming sooner. We won't know if the profile will be in the release until the RC appears. I would expect ptlens to have the first profile, DxO next, then Adobe, which is usually the order they seem to release correction profiles.
Super helpful, thanks.
Once in a blue moon with standard FLs, if I shoot near the wide open end and I don't crop, I actually prefer the vignetting sometimes and choose to keep it in the shot rather than take the default correction. That's a simple call to make in ACR (and in the other processing suites, I'd imagine).
But with wide angles, I'd imagine distortion is the key thing to control, and that's a fairly difficult animal to manage by eye yourself. What do you do? Do you trust the profiles? Do you tweak things yourself? Do you use something specialized like the standalone DXO perspective tool?
Just curious -- I haven't shot UWA in a few years and was curious what the best practices are.
Happy to help and just checked again, but still not there for registration...
I also turn off the vignetting correction for some shots as I feel it gives the shot a bit more focus and sometimes it almost looks wrong without it.
As for distortion, that's probably the key thing I use them for, at least with wide-to-ultrawide FLs. I find manual correction to be really tedious and find the profiles to work very well. I rarely adjust them, except in some really critical architecture shots where I want bricks or things to be absolutely perfect. Otherwise, I trust them. The other thing that the profiles excel at are sharpness - they make "auto" sharpening pretty much perfect sharpening very little in the center and more in the edges where the lens is typically softer. I also find DxO's CA correction better than Adobe's. Neither do much about LoCA, but DxO fixes it a little.
The ViewPoint tool from DxO is perplexing for me and most other DxO Optics Pro users. When it first came out, DxO did a really poor job of explaining what it was and how it differed from Optics Pro. Since then, they are saying that it's for LR & PS users and doesn't really do anything more than Optics Pro... I like the UI for corrections better in ViewPoint, and hope they will incorporate that into Optics Pro eventually.