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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Adobe Lightroom 3 and Camera Raw lens profiles for the Sony A900

Here I eventually provide the lens profiles for my Sony A900 in combination with various of my lenses. These profiles only work with Lightroom 3 and the latest Camera Raw and eliminate distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberrations.

Here are the download links to the profiles:

A900 + Carl Zeiss AF 24-70mm F2.8 ZA T* SSM:

A900 + Sigma AF 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Asph:

A900 + Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro:

A900 + Sony AF 50mm F1.4:     

A900 + Sony AF 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM:   

IMPORTANT:  It is possible that these profiles will require your lenses to be named correctly in the EXIF data of the respective photo files. I am not sure how tolerant Lightroom 3 is, but if for example your lens is named Zeiss 24-70 instead of the name which I use (Carl Zeiss AF 24-70mm F2.8 ZA T* SSM), my profile might not be recognized. Therefore you might have to change your lens name in the EXIF data. While this sounds like a lot of work, especially if you already have a ton of photos made with this lens, there are actually some convenient free software tools that can help you:

Personally, I use the free AlphalensInfo software, in order to automatically recognize my Sony lenses and to write the correct lens name to my EXIF data. The software takes a little bit to get used to, but in the end it works very well. Download and instructions can be found here:


  1. Wow, thanks!

    How many Aperture and Focal Distances were used at each Focal length to create the profile?

    1. The A900 + Carl Zeiss AF 24-70mm F2.8 ZA T* SSM profile is made using 1 single aperture (f:8) and 1 focal distance for each of the 4 focal length values (70mm-100mm-135mm-200mm) it contains.

  2. The 70-200 G profile link links up to the same file as the 50 1.4.

  3. Can you fix the link for 70200G please? Thanks a lot!

  4. should be all fixed now.
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