Lens profile missing in PSCC but it appears in YouTube video!

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So I just last month got a new lens for my 7D; a Canon 17-40mm f/4 L. I subscribe to Photoshop CC and after shooting with the new glass I went into PS to do some adjustments to a photo and I was disappointed to find that my lens was not included in the lens correction menu. Okay, well, maybe soon they will, eh? Well odd thing just happened: I was watching Bryan O'Neil Hughes' YouTube video on lens correcting and as he went through his paces he went to the lens correction menu and doggonit if the lens he used for the example photo wasn't my new lens! So how is it he has the profile for this lens and my PSCC doesn't? It's fully up to date so I would think it contains all the profiles currently available. I saw somewhere else that there should be a "download profiles" button in PS's lens corrections window but mine does not. Thoughts?
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Alan Brunettin

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Chris Castleberry, Camera Raw Engineer

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Hi Alan,

Are you trying to apply the profile via the Photoshop Filter menu, or in the Camera Raw plugin?

Do you see other Canon lenses?

Are you editing a raw (.CR2) image or a JPEG?

The profile for the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L has been available since Camera Raw 6.1, so it should be there. It should also be there in the Photoshop CC Filter> Lens Correction... dialog though you may need to scroll down a bit to find it in the list of Canon lenses.

Regards,

- Chris
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Alan Brunettin

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I'm editing .CR2s in Camera Raw 8.6. I see many other Canon lenses in the list; 23 lenses and cameras listed with no scrolling available, so that's that.

It also, surprisingly, is NOT available in PSCC Filter>Lens Correction. But correct me if I'm wrong but a RAW file doesn't open directly in PS does it? It will only open in Camera Raw, no? I ask because I had to open a jpeg in order to have access to the Filter menu in PS and check its contents.

This is very confusing because the 17-40 is not a new lens with respect to Canon's product line. Just your assertion that it was supported as far back as Camera Raw v.6.1 implies that.
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Chris Castleberry, Camera Raw Engineer

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Yes, the lens profile should certainly be there so I'm guessing that it may not have gotten installed. You can confirm by checking for it the Lens Profiles folder.

Mac:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Lens Profiles/1.0/Canon

Win:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\LensProfiles\1.0\Canon

If it isn't there, then you can install the DNG converter which should reinstall all the camera and lens profiles.

Mac:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Macintosh

Win:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Windows
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Alan Brunettin

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Wow. Cool. The folder you directed me did not have anything not showing in the Lens Correction list in Camera Raw. So I downloaded DNG Converter, relaunched PS and, yeah, there's the 17-40; along with about 5x more lenses than were listed before! I'm not sure but I don't even recall having DNG Converter before this. Interesting.

Anyway, great, thanks so much!