The Lens Correction tool allows you to correct for geometric distortion, loss of sharpness and light falloff characteristics of a lens. The majority of these lens profiles are created by a specialist team at Capture One, and there are hundreds of such profiles.
There are also many lenses that have not been profiled by the Capture One team, but that doesn't mean that these lenses are unsupported.
You can still work with images that were captured using a lens that doesn't have a dedicated lens profile, as the camera manufacturer usually provides a lens correction profile in the RAW file. If that option is not present, you can always use generic corrections and adjust to your liking.
Choosing between a dedicated lens profile and a manufacturer profile
Many manufacturers are now embedding the lens profiles into their firmware, and this information is passed on to the raw source file. In this situation, the camera manufacturer has done the work of geometric and light falloff correction, and Capture One will apply that to any new files.
In this example, we can see that this Fujinon XF 35mm F2 lens has embedded a Manufacturer Profile. There is also an option specifically for that lens. In this specific example, the Manufacturer Profile was not sufficient for our standards, and a profile was developed in-house to improve the image quality from those optics.
Using a different mount/fit for the same lens
Generally, third-party lenses such as those from Sigma, Tamron, etc have the same optical element layout between different mounts. Thus, the "wrong mount" lens profile can be used interchangeably with a negligible difference.
In the example list above, we see there are two entries for the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A, one in Canon's EF mount and one in Nikon's F mount. However, there is only one entry for the 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, in the Canon EF mount. If this lens was used in an F mount, it would advisable to use the EF mount entry.
Capture One will not automatically choose this lens profile. It must be done manually. Once chosen, like other adjustments, it can be copied and applied to other variants from the same camera configuration.
Use a Generic correction
There are two Generic corrections that will allow you to dial in either barrel or pincushion correction. Though decidedly a manual process, if no similar lens is available this is better than leaving it uncorrected.
You can save your adjustments as a Preset that can be applied upon import or easily applied from within the Lens Correction tool.
Could you please add a lens-profile for my Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens (Canon mount)?
- an EISA Award for Photo Innovation of the year 2017-2018
- a TIPA World Awards for best DSLR superzoom lens in 2018
Therefore it should definitely be supported by Capture One Pro.
Thanks in advance.
Could you please add a lens profile for my F mount Nikkor 28MM f/1.4E lens? This is my most used lens and it would definitely be appreciated.
What I would really appreciate is the ability to apply ANY lens correction to a rendered image - jpg or tif. If I want to process an image made with my cell phone for example, even manual lens corrections are grayed out and inaccessible.Back when I used Lr I had that option.
Also, Adobe offers (offered?) the ability to create and use one's own lens profiles and to share them with others. That could also be of benefit to some users, especially with older, manual lenses. For example, a friend of ours shoots a lot of macro work with old enlarger lenses. But this would be useful for old Minolta, Pentax, Hasselblad, Nikon... lenses.
Any shot made with Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm f2 Aspherical lens on Sony a7riv, Capture One recognizes as Loxia 35mm and that goes also for Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 50mm f2 Aspherical which gets recognizes as Loxia 50mm. So, I applied to the Customer support with no positive outcome (not to say receiving bureaucratic and absurd responses). The problem is not solely that it recognizes as a different lens, but also as you export the image in the EXIF it registers as the other lens (mentioned above). No other software except Capture One does this!!!!
Miło będzie zobaczyć korekcję obiektywów Dronów. Parrot Anafi czy DJI MIni 2, DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Wielu fotografów wykorzystuje drony do fotografii. Niestety wady obiektywów z nich nie są korygowane w takim stopniu jak np w Lightroom. Wrzucam zdjęcie z Parrota Anafi do Lightroom i mam tam odpowiedni profil, który idealnie prostuje zakrzywienia. Dla mnie tylko tego obecnie brakuje gdyz wychodzi nowy C 1 22 wiec będzie mam nadzieję tam wszystko. I mam nadzieję ,że takie profile do dronów tez się tam znajdą.
When capture one support writes "If your lens is not listed, does not have a Manufacturer Profile option, or if it's in the wrong mount and the aforementioned option isn't available, feel free to post the lens request in this thread. "
Does the mentioned thread no longer exist?
Hi there! Thank you for this great article.
It would be really great if you could add a lens profile for:
Canon RF 16mm F2.8
I have CP1 22. I'm in search of a profile for a Tamron 70-180 2.8 Sony mount.
I was wondering if this lens profile is available or if it's coming or if there is a way to get it from Tamron.
Nikon Z lenses, especially the phenomenal industry class standard Z 70-200 f2.8, and the most versatile and probably sharpest ever Z 24-120 f4 are not supported. The result is, when opening a RAW, you will get an ugly vignetting. This is independent from the camera used (Z9 or Z6II) And you need to set that vignette back manually on all images in one step.
Is there a way to make this automatic, can I write a lens profile myself?
PLEASE PRIORITIZE a profile for LEICA Q2 MONOCROM !! it’s been out a long time, The Q2 is a popular camera and capture does have a partnership would Leica after all.
Laslo: Since there's no lens profile for the lens(es) you're describing, I'm assuming you're using the Vignetting tool (and not the Light Falloff tool) If you're making the same correction to every image shot with that lens you can simply create a custom preset, select all of the images made with that lens and apply the preset to all of them (make sure Edit Selected is turned on). If you're only importing images made with that lens, you can apply that preset on import.
I tried the light Fall off setting in the Lens Profile tool… yesterday
I made the edits on a new set of pictures.
It dis not work out well… I had problems as in the final exports there was a white-ish vignette on most of the pictures, especially with wider zoom images (on both lenses I used: 24-120Z and 70-200Z).
This was not visible on the edit screens.
So I am puzzled now and I think it is better not to touch these light fall-off sliders and just leave the manufacturer’s profile as it is by default…
So finally as a summary it seems that the pictures under editing do not perfectly utilize the manufacturer’s lens profile embedded into the Raw files, but finally at export they are used.
But now I really don’t know.
Please consider adding support for
Tamron SP VC USD 85mm 1.8 (Nikon F)
DJI Mavic 3 (both lenses)
DJI Mini 3 Pro
Manufacturer profiles of the DJI drone cameras are worthless, light falloff is terrible and there is a strong color cast (towards green). Drone photography is huge, please consider expanding support to these sytsems.
I find it difficult to understand why we can’t add our own custom profiles? This should be possible given the slow pace and pretty incomplete list of lens profiles baked in C1.
I using a Sony/Minolta AF Reflex 500 mm E=mount, Sony A7c FF.
Actually a favorit lens. Doing some panorama with CO stittching tool.
It has a light fall of that needs to be corrected.
Please, make it possible to save own profiles.
Greatly appreciate it if you could add the following Sigma Art Lens profiles (preferably e-mount)
Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (e-mount)
Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (e-mount)
Sigma 70mm F 2.8 DG DN Macro Art (e-mount)
The first two get very high reviews from many people as belonging to the pinnacle of Sigma art lenses. While the 40mm is extremely well corrected, the 28mm profile can probably benefit from Capture One's magic. Both of these lenses would typically be used by professionals (and weight lifters).
The 70mm macro is not the same as the older A-mount version (different optics), and quite popular.
Thank you for including the Sigma 45mm f2.8 lenses, which has wonderful rendering, and one of the jewels in the lineup.
Since Tamron has so many great lens in terms of quality and performance for different mounts. Please add the profile and your support for SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD EF Mount.
Chromatic aberration and light fall-off are two of its most critical issues that need to be fixed.
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