Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 + DNG Converter 8.8 Updates

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Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.8 for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. In addition to fixing a few bugs from the previous version, they’ve added support for a plethora of new lenses and cameras.

On the bug fix front, Adobe has taken care of an issue regarding the magenta highlights when working with Canon EOS 70D RAW files at particular ISO settings. Also fixed are various vignetting issues that have plagued images taken with the following lenses: Voigtlander VM 21mm f/1.8 Ultron, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR, Zeiss Distagon T 1,4_35 ZM and Pentax FA645 MACRO 120mm F4.

Additional changes include the correction of the EXIF name for Zeiss’ OTUS 85mm f/1.4 (Canon and Nikon Mount) and an updated lens profile to account for the firmware changes to Sigma’s 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014.

New Camera RAW Support

Casio EX-ZR3500
Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i) (*)
Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D) (*)
Fujifilm X-A2
Fujifilm XQ2
Hasselblad Stellar II
Nikon D5500
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (DMC-TZ70, DMC-TZ71)

New Lens Profiles

Alongside the newly supported cameras, Adobe also included lens profile support for over three dozen lenses

Sony A-Mount

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DiII PZD MACRO
Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di PZD
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di
Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1

Sony E-Mount

Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
Sony FE 28mm F2
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
Sony FE 16mm Fisheye Conversion Lens
Sony FE 21mm Conversion Lens
Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f0.95 Pro (ZY Optics)

Leica M

Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/1.9 Ultron Aspherical
Voigtlander LTM 28mm f/3.5 Color Skopar
Voigtlander LTM 35mm f/1.7 Ultron Aspherical
Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2 Heliar
Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/2.5 Color Skopar
Voigtlander LTM 50mm f/3.5 Heliar
Voigtlander LTM 75mm f/2.5 Color Heliar
Voigtlander LTM 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar
Voigtlander VM 40mm f/2.8 Heliar

Canon

Canon EF 24-85mm f3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Nikon F

Nikon AF NIKKOR 14mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.2 AIS
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012N
Voigtlander SL II 20mm f/3.5 Color-Skopar Aspherical
Voigtlander SL II 28mm f/2.8 Color-Skopar Aspherical
Voigtlander SL II 58mm f/1.4 Nokton

DJI

DJI Inspire 1 FC350

M 4/3

Voigtlander MFT 17.5mm f/0.95 Nokton Aspherical
Voigtlander MFT 25mm f/0.95 Nokton
Voigtlander MFT 42.5mm f/0.95 Nokton

Pentax

Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM

Sigma

dp1 Quattro*
dp2 Quattro*
(*) denotes preliminary support. Camera Matching color profiles for these models will be added in a future release.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with magenta highlights when processing Canon EOS 70D raw files at some ISO settings
  • Fixed issue where vignette correction introduced banding for Voigtlander VM 21mm f/1.8 Ultron
  • Fixed vignette overcorrection at certain focus distances for Pentax FA645 MACRO 120mm F4
  • Fixed issue where vignette correction introduced banding at wider focal lengths for Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • Fixed EXIF name for Zeiss OTUS 85mm f/1.4 (Canon and Nikon mount)
  • Fixed vignette overcorrection for Zeiss Distagon T 1,4_35 ZM
  • Updated lens profile to reflect firmware changes to SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014

    If you have trouble updating to the latest ACR update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html

    Lightroom Update Coming Soon

    If you’re using one of the newly supported cameras listed above, please download the DNG Converter. We’re working to add support to these cameras and they will be added in the next Lightroom release.

    DNG Converter 8.8

    To coincide with the release of Camera Raw 8.8, Adobe has updated its DNG Converter to 8.8 (Windows/Mac) while they work to add support for these cameras in the next Lightroom release. Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 is available to both Mac and Windows users as a free update to current Adobe subscribers or owners of Photoshop CS6.

    Download Links: Mac | Win

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    3 thoughts on “Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 + DNG Converter 8.8 Updates”

    1. Brian…as usual thanks for the update. Now I have a question for you. I shoot primarily with Sony A7 and a6000, also have lots of raw format files from previous Minoltas and Sony Alpha. I use LR as my main point of access and organization, and beyond develop module I edit extensively with PS. Now I am contemplating the idea of DNG format, I understand all the technical aspects, pros and cons, but still have not decided yet. I did some test and some ARW gets reduced some get bigger, also I have read some performance degradation of Sony files within the Develop module.

      Anyway in short I’d prefer your advise…hehe…also do you convert to DNG?

      Thanks as always for your kindness and time to respond
      Alfredo

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