1 November 2008

Lens aberration correction - compatible lenses

Canon added lens correction functions to Digital Photo Professional in version 3. In essence the software engineers got access to the lens designers manual for each lens. In the lens manual there's the full design specification and the known optical characteristics. The software guys thought that they could improve some lenses performance with some software processing, but having the original lens designers book they could implement one of the best corrections possible; so they did. The result is some kind of special since it actually works really well, and driven by their success the software guys were out drinking with the camera firmware team and challenged them to implement vignetting correction in the DIGIC 4 processor - and so since they had some spare time and some resource in DIGIC 4 to exploit they built peripheral illumination correction in the EOS 50D and subsequent models. However the correction in camera can be thought of as a helper rather than the full solution. In camera the correction for vignetting is 50% of what DPP can do. Also DPP with RAW images can do distortion - pin cushion & barrel, chromatic aberration and colour blur corrections. Suddenly those old lenses on ebay got a bit more useful.

Here's the current list of compatible cameras and lenses with the Digital Photo Professional software. This is going to be kept live so you may want to come back sometime in the future when new models of camera and lens come out.

You can perform lens correction with the following cameras

EOS-1Ds Mark III EOS-1D Mark III EOS-1D Mark II N
EOS-1Ds Mark II EOS-1D Mark II EOS-1Ds
EOS-1D EOS 5D Mark II EOS 5D *1
EOS 50D EOS 40D EOS 30D *2
EOS 450D

EOS Digital Rebel XSi
EOS 400D

EOS Digital Rebel XTi
EOS 1000D

EOS Digital Rebel XS

*1 - Requires firmware version 1.1.1 or higher for maximum lens compatibility

*2 - Requires firmware version 1.0.6 or higher for maximum lens compatibility

Ultra wide and wide-angle lenses
EF14mm f/2.8L USM EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM EF 24mm f/2.8
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM EF 28mm f/2.8
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM EF 35mm f/2

Standard and medium telephoto lenses
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
EF 50mm f/1.8 EF 50mm f/1.8 II
EF 85mm f/1.2L USM EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM EF 100mm f/2

Telephoto lenses
EF 135mm f/2L USM EF 135mm f/2.8
(with soft focus mechanism)
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM EF 200mm f/2.8L USM
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 300mm f/4L IS USM EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 400mm f/5.6L USM EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM
EF 500mm f/4L IS USM EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Macro lenses
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Zoom lenses
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM EF 16-35mm f/2.L II USM
EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6
EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II EF 28-90mm f.4-5.6 III
EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 USM EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6
EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
EF 55-200 f/4-5.6 II USM EF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
EF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 II EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 II USM
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6
EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

EF-S lenses
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS