callumbrae wrote in post #16560895
Thanks for this Rimmer....
If I were to go through the rigmarole involved in creating my own profile, I would be too old to go on taking photos by the time I had finished it. This hobby is meant to be fun, so I have decided to live with whatever small flaws might be present in the system.
Once you get into the process it really isn't as bad as it appears -- it's one of those things that is easier to do than to describe, I think. A fixed focal length lens should be a lot easier to do than a zoom. I did my Zeiss 16-80 at 16, 50, and 80 mm, all at f/8, and I did a kit lens at 18, 35, and 55mm all at f/11, and those profiles work quite well (at least to my eye). On the other hand, I think my Sigma 8-16 would be a real pain to do; fortunately Adobe already has that one included.
I just downloaded one of the grids, taped it up on the wall in an area of fairly even light, put the camera on a tripod, and started shooting. One lesson I learned: If you shoot your test images as JPGs, the created profile won't work for RAWs and vice-versa. For some stupid reason I did the process with JPGs at first but the results were of no use to me since I don't shoot JPGs normally.