Lens Optimization - DCS Pro SLRc.fm

Lens Optimization - DCS Pro SLRc.fm
KODAK PROFESSIONAL
DCS Pro SLR/c Digital Camera
User’s Guide –
Lens Optimization Section
P/N 4J1534
Lens Optimization
Overview ..........…………………………………………………………………………...…. 5-31
Selecting the Method of Lens Optimization ............................................................................ 5-32
Auto .......………………………………………………………………………….....… 5-32
Manual ..………………………………………………………………………….....… 5-33
Select a Lens from the User List .................................................................................... 5-33
When you Change Lenses .............................................................................................. 5-34
Maintaining the User List .....................................................................................................…5-35
Adding Lenses from the Master List ..........................................................................… 5-35
Removing Lenses from the User List .........................................................................… 5-37
Saving a List .………………………………………………………………………….. 5-38
Loading a List …………………………………………………………………………. 5-38
Defining New Lenses ..........................................................................................................…. 5-39
Defining New Fixed Lenses .......................................................................................… 5-39
Defining New Zoom Lenses ...........................................................................................5-40
Deleting Defined Lenses ................................................................................................ 5-41
Editing the Lens Name.................................................................................................... 5-42
Changing the Strength ............................................................................................................. 5-44
Determining the Optimum Strength................................................................................ 5-44
Assigning Optimum Strengths to Lenses in the User List.........................................…. 5-45
Resetting to Defaults…………………………………………………………………... 5-46
Configuring your Camera
Lens Optimization
Overview
Some lenses produce a color shift in the corners of images. Your camera
has a feature that corrects this color shift to create a more uniform image.
There are three methods for controlling the strength of this correction.
Method one: Auto—(see page 5-32) This method automatically
determines the correction strength for each image based on analysis of the
image data. This feature works with most lenses and may be the only
method you ever need to use. When the camera is in Auto, all of the work is
done for you.
NOTE: The Auto method is recommended if your images are not showing
anomalies.
Method two: Manual—(see page 5-33) This method allows you to
directly input the correction strength. This method is provided for testing,
and is not for daily use.
Method three: Lens Selection—(see page 5-33) This method
determines the correction strength by selecting the specific lens you are
using. Since the camera cannot uniquely identify every lens attached, you
must select the lens from a list. Your camera contains a master list of
commonly used, current model lenses from several manufacturers. You
can easily add additional lenses to the master list. There is a conveniently
accessible user list for the lenses you use most often. The camera can
usually automatically identify and select the current lens if it is in the user
list. It is easy to maintain this list by adding and removing lenses.
The master list includes default correction strengths for each lens.
Sometimes these defaults are not ideal. You can adjust the strength for any
lens in the master list. If you define new lenses (see page 5-39), you will
need to set the strengths for them as well.
We recommend that you try the Auto method first and only use the Lens
Selection method if you are not satisfied with the results of the automatic
optimization.
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Configuring your Camera
Selecting the Method of
Lens Optimization
There are three methods for optimizing your lens:
Auto
1. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu.
2. Choose Auto.
3. Press the OK button.
NOTE: Auto is the factory default. If you reset defaults, the camera resets
to the Auto method.
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Configuring your Camera
Manual
1. With the appropriate lens mounted on the camera, determine the
optimum strength for the current focal length and aperture using
Photo Desk Software (see page 5-44).
2. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, then choose
Manual.
3. Press the right side of the Five-way control to display the edit boxes.
4. Press the right or left side of the Five-way control to highlight a box.
Press the top or bottom of the Five-way control to change a value.
NOTE: The strength must be between zero and 99.
5. Press the OK button.
Select a Lens from the User
List
Once you add a lens to the user list (see page 5-35) or define a new lens
(see page 5-39), you can select it.
1. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, then choose a lens.
2. Press the OK button.
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Configuring your Camera
When you Change Lenses
If you have selected a lens from the user list and you later change the lens,
you should select the new lens before shooting. If you capture an image
and the lens does not match your selection, the camera will attempt to
automatically select the new lens. The camera will ask you for help if it is
uncertain which lens you are using. One of the following events will occur:
• If there is one possible match in the user list or the master list, that lens
is automatically selected.
• If there are two or more possible matches in the user list or the master
list, the list of possible matches appears.
• If there are no possible matches in the user list or the master list, the
camera switches to Auto.
NOTE: If you use the wrong lens in Basic mode, the Auto method will be
used.
With two or more matches:
1. Press the OK button to dismiss the screen.
2. Select a lens and press the OK button.
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Maintaining the User List The camera maintains a master list of lenses. You can create your own user
list of frequently used lenses.
You can do the following with the user list:
• Add lenses from the master list (see page 5-35)
• Remove lenses (see page 5-37)
• Select lenses (see page 5-33)
• Save the user list (see page 5-38)
• Load the user list (see page 5-38)
Adding Lenses from the
Master List
Use this option to move a lens from the master list to the user list.
1. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, choose Setup, then
choose Add Lens.
2. Choose the appropriate lens manufacturer.
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3. Choose the lens that is mounted on your camera.
NOTE: If your lens does not appear in the master list, add a new fixed
(see page 5-39), or a new zoom lens (see page 5-40).
4. Press the OK button.
The lens is moved from the master list to the user list.
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Configuring your Camera
Removing Lenses from the
User List
Use this option to move a lens from the user list to the master list.
1. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, choose Setup, then
choose Remove Lens.
2. Select the lens to be removed.
3. Press the OK button.
The lens is moved from the user list to the master list.
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Configuring your Camera
Saving a List
If you have made any chages to a list in the camera, we recommend that
you save it to a memory card. This combines the user list and master list
and provides a backup copy. If your camera needs repair and the original
list cannot be saved, your backup copy can be loaded.
If you use more than one KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR/c Digital
Camera, you can save time by creating the user list of commonly used
lenses on one camera, then loading it into the others.
1. Insert a memory card in the camera.
2. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, choose Setup, then
choose Save List.
3. Press the OK button.
The list is saved to the root directory of the memory card as lens.txt.
IMPORTANT: Do not edit or rename this file. If you do, it may not
work properly in the camera.
Loading a List
IMPORTANT:
Save your current user list to your computer before
loading a new one. The new list will be merged with
your current list and new lenses or changes not already
in the camera will be applied. If you change the
strengths for a lens, and there are changes for that lens
in the new list, your changes will be overwritten.
1. Insert the memory card containing the list in the camera.
2. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, choose Setup, then
choose Load List.
3. Press the OK button.
4. Press OK in response to the confirmation screen.
If a file named lens.txt is in the root directory of the memory card, it is
saved to the camera.
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Configuring your Camera
Defining New Lenses
Defining New Fixed Lenses
If you use a lens that is not in the camera’s master list, you can define a new
lens and add it to the user list.
You can:
• Define a new fixed lens (see page 5-39)
• Define a new zoom lens (see page 5-40)
• Delete a defined lens from the user list (see page 5-41)
• Edit the name of a defined lens (see page 5-42)
1. Mount the appropriate lens on the camera.
2. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, choose Setup, then
choose New Fixed Lens.
3. Focus at infinity and press the OK button.
4. Press the OK button.
The lens is selected and appears at the top of the user list.
5. Change the strengths for the lens (see page 5-44).
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Defining New Zoom Lenses
1. Mount the appropriate lens on the camera.
2. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, choose Setup, then
choose New Zoom Lens.
3. Focus at infinity, set the lens to its shortest focal length, then press the
OK button.
4. Set the lens to its longest focal length then press the OK button.
5. Press the OK button.
The lens is selected and appears at the top of the user list.
6. Change the strengths for the lens (see page 5-44).
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Configuring your Camera
Deleting Defined Lenses
Use this option to delete a lens that you defined.
1. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, choose Setup, then
choose Delete Lens.
A list of user-defined lenses appears.
2. Select the lens to be removed.
3. Press the OK button.
The lens is removed from the user or master list, and all information
about the lens is deleted from the camera.
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Configuring your Camera
Editing the Lens Name
NOTE: This feature is available for lenses that you defined. It is not
available for lenses that you added from the master list.
In addition to assigning strength values to lenses in the user list you can
add information to help you identify the lens. While you can add any text,
we recommend that the first letter be the first letter of the lens
manufacturer. Predefined first letters are:
C—CANON
K—TOKINA
N—NIKON
Q—QUANTARAY
S—SIGMA
T—TAMRON
V—VIVITAR
Select an appropriate first letter for other lenses.
1. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, then highlight the
lens in the user list.
2. Press the right side of the Five-way control to display the Strength
screen. Choose Edit Name.
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3. Enter text.
a. To enter a character, press the right or left side of the Five-way
control to highlight the character, then press the OK button.
b. To change a character, highlight > or <, then press the OK button
to move to the next or previous character in the folder name.
c. When finished, highlight ✔ and press the OK button.
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Changing the Strength
You can change the strength of a lens in the user list two ways:
• Reset the lens to factory defaults (see page 5-46). (This feature is
available only for lenses that were in the master list.)
• Determine the optimum strengths using Photo Desk (see page 5-44),
then assign the strengths to the camera (see page 5-45).
Determining the Optimum
Strength
Do the following when you are changing the strengths of a lens in the user
list or when you are using the Manual method (see page 5-32):
1. Capture an image of a gray card at normal exposure. (Fill the frame
with the gray card.)
2. On your computer, open the image in Photo Desk.
If the lens optimization strength is too low, the corners of the image
appear green or yellow.
If the lens optimization strength is too high, the corners of the image
appear blue or magenta.
3. In Photo Desk, use Click Balance at the center of the image.
4. Click Lens Optimization, then adjust the slider to make the corners
neutral. The number for the appropriate strength appears. Click OK.
5. Make a note of this number so you can assign it to the lens
(see page 5-45).
6. Repeat steps 1 - 5 for all combinations of minimum/maximum focal
length, and minimum/maximum aperture.
NOTE: Refer to the Help for Photo Desk for more information.
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Configuring your Camera
Assigning Optimum
Strengths to Lenses in the
User List
Once you determine the optimum strengths for a lens in Photo Desk (see
page 5-44) and add the lens to the user list, you can assign the strengths to
the lens in the user list.
If you remove the lens from the user list (see page 5-37), the new values
are moved to the master list. You can always reset to the default strengths, if
needed (see page 5-46). If you delete the lens (see page 5-41), the
changes are not saved in the master list.
1. With the appropriate lens mounted and set to infinity, choose Lens
Optimization from the Capture menu, then highlight the lens in the
user list.
2. Press the right side of the Five-way control to display the Strength
screen.
3. Select the focal length and aperture.
4. Press the right side of the Five-way control to display boxes where
you can enter the strength determined in Photo Desk.
5. Press the right or left side of the Five-way control to highlight a box.
Press the top or bottom of the Five-way control to change a value.
NOTE: The strength must be between zero and 99.
6. Press the OK button.
The assigned strength is applied whenever you capture an image with
the lens selected in the user list.
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Configuring your Camera
Resetting to Defaults
NOTE: This feature is available for lenses that you added from the master
list. It is not available for lenses that you have defined.
You can reset strength values for a lens in the user list to the values in the
master list.
1. Choose Lens Optimization from the Capture menu, then highlight the
lens in the user list.
2. Press the right side of the Five-way control to display the Strength
screen.
3. Choose Reset to Default.
4. Press the OK button.
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