Photographer Stephen Ashton uses the Universal Lens Calibrator

Worked the first portrait shoot in Capture One yesterday on Nikon Files. And today I tried a couple of shots with the new Universal Lens Calibrator and LCC Profile generated for the 70-200mm F2.8 Nikkor.

I was blown away with the results and must say the process is so easy and logical it takes very little time. The Universal Lens Calibrator cleans the files up so much in terms of colour cast and lens issues.

I have seen a lot of photographic gadgets over the years and tried I think all the Raw conversion software. Many have not impressed me at all, but the combination of Capture One Pro and your Universal Lens Calibrator is a winner in my book.

I will be doing profiles for all our lenses and it will become a key part of our post production workflow.

Here are two before and after samples. What impressed me most was the way the colour cast was removed from the images. It could also be worth noting that the first LCC profile taken using Auto WB didn't have the same dynamic effect.

Image with no lens correction applied

Image with lens correction applied

Image with no lens correction applied

Image with lens correction applied

In terms of getting clean raw files it is superb!!!!!

I know for a fact this device will go down a storm with wedding and social photographers.

Stephen Ashton

http://www.ashtonphotography.co.uk

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