The Lens Correction tool in Capture One Pro 10 has been improved and now also includes Lens Diffraction Compensation. This is a feature that compensates for the loss of sharpness and micro contrast that occurs in images shot using small apertures. Whenever you need a larger depth of field in your images, you can now stop down your lens at least one stop further than what you would previously have done without losing the perceived sharpness of your image. What is diffraction? Diffraction in a lens is not about how well the lens has been designed and manufactured, but it’s something that’s determined by the laws of physics. As light is an electromagnetic wave, it does not always travel in a straight line. When light waves pass near a barrier they tend to bend around the barrier and spread out. The aperture in a lens acts as a barrier. When light waves pass through a large physical aperture in a lens, hardly any bending of light will occur. But when stopping down the lens, some …
This week, the Image Quality Professor gives advice on applying lens Correction without lens metadata in Capture One Pro 9. Check out the full guideline.
Is my lens supported? How does lens correction in Capture One differ from that of other raw converters? Find the answers to all your lens correction questions in this week’s blog post.
In this post aerial photographer Cameron Davidson takes you through his process of turning his uncorrected rough-looking RAW file into a clean and magnificent full-res image of lower Manhattan.