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Black Friday: Save 50% on all DXO software products until November 29

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DXO has discounted all of their software by 50% until November 29, 2021. I’m a big fan of both the Nik Collection 4 suite and PhotoLab 5.

There are also a few software bundle deals from DXO for 50% off, you can view all of deals at the DXO Shop.

neuroanatomist

I post too Much on Here!!
CR Pro
Jul 21, 2010
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I highly recommend DxO PhotoLab for RAW conversions. Their NR is excellent, along with other tools like ClearView. Personally, I don’t find their library management tools to be that useful (I use Apple Photos for that after exporting jpgs from PL).

If you use UWA lenses, I also recommend ViewPoint – it provides excellent tools to correct subject distortion (not the lens distortion, that’s corrected by PhotoLab), but things like vertical distortion (the falling away of tall buildings) and volume anamorphosis (where people at the edge of an UWA shot look wider than they are).
 
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koenkooi

EOS 5D Mark IV
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Feb 25, 2015
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I've been using the trial version of PL5 to export DNGs and then compare it to the CR3s in Lightroom and so far it's been very good. Not €209 good, though. This discount pushes it into the "good enough" bin :)
 

Hobby

RP 6D 90D
Jul 23, 2017
24
18
Belgium
I've been using the trial version of PL5 to export DNGs and then compare it to the CR3s in Lightroom and so far it's been very good. Not €209 good, though. This discount pushes it into the "good enough" bin :)
Any experience with the 2022 On1 NoNoise AI compared to PhotoLab? On1 looks improved.
 

john1970

EOS R5
CR Pro
Dec 27, 2015
431
517
Northeastern US
I upgraded to PL5 a month ago and now realize I could have waited and received a better deal. Next year I will remember buy all software upgrades (if needed) during Thanksgiving holiday.
 

neuroanatomist

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CR Pro
Jul 21, 2010
26,049
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I upgraded to PL5 a month ago and now realize I could have waited and received a better deal. Next year I will remember buy all software upgrades (if needed) during Thanksgiving holiday.
Remember that there is a 30-day full-feature trial period that you can use before you pay for the upgrade.
 

neuroanatomist

I post too Much on Here!!
CR Pro
Jul 21, 2010
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One note about DxO for users of the RF 14-35/4. The lens requires correction of geometric distortion at the wide end, and with Canon software you get a resulting FoV that is very slightly narrower than 14mm (using the EF 11-24/4L as a benchmark). With Adobe, you get a resulting FoV that is very slightly wider than 14mm. With DxO, you get a resulting FoV that is noticeably wider than 14mm, coming in at ~13.5mm.

 

snappy604

EOS RP
CR Pro
Jan 25, 2017
588
480
Any experience with the 2022 On1 NoNoise AI compared to PhotoLab? On1 looks improved.
I use on1 a fair bit, the new noise reduction engine is definitely improved... I think its now more or less on par with the other players there.

one thing with ON1 is color profiles.. bad for Canon cameras (80D, R5). I have a work around by using their RAW profile with the LUTs provided by canon for their R5 video.. helps out a lot... however presets tend to not be additive and so remove it, ... bit of a workflow annoyance.
 
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AJ

EOS RP
Sep 11, 2010
759
177
One note about DxO for users of the RF 14-35/4. The lens requires correction of geometric distortion at the wide end, and with Canon software you get a resulting FoV that is very slightly narrower than 14mm (using the EF 11-24/4L as a benchmark). With Adobe, you get a resulting FoV that is very slightly wider than 14mm. With DxO, you get a resulting FoV that is noticeably wider than 14mm, coming in at ~13.5mm.


Interesting...
Would the behaviour for the 24-240 be the same? i.e could I squeeze an extra mm or half mm out of the wide end?
 

neuroanatomist

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Jul 21, 2010
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Interesting...
Would the behaviour for the 24-240 be the same? i.e could I squeeze an extra mm or half mm out of the wide end?
Possibly, it would need to be tested as would the 16/2.8. I don’t have either lens, though, and don’t plan on buying them.

For someone who does have one, it would simply require having DxO (use the free 30-day trial), shooting a reasonably distant subject in RAW+JPG and comparing the DxO-converted RAW to the in-camera JPG. To determine how much wider, one would need a better optically corrected lens for comparison (ideally one where the wide end on the lens in question falls in the middle of the benchmark lens’ range, e.g., a 16-35L to check the wide end of the 24-240).
 
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