Lightroom lens profile missing: Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

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Anybody has a profile for the mentioned EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM? It's so bad not to have such a profile for my favourite wide angle lens...
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Marcus Schultz

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John MacLean

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I had that lens back in the day. No offense intended, but why is it your favorite? Have you tried the current Canon UWA zooms like the 16-35 f/4L IS?
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Marcus Schultz

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Yeah, I tried the f/4, but I need the aperture of f/2.8 for concert photography. And the 16-35 f/2.8 is a little expensive when I own the 17-35 already
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Hi Marcus! I don't think Canon has an EF 17-35mm lens - are you sure you don't have one of the three EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lenses (i.e. I, II or III)? It's either one of those or the EF 17-40mm f/4L USM. LR v8.3.1 has profiles for all 4 of those lenses, so it should automatically be selected once you have Enable Profile Corrections ticked on...
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Yeah, I‘m really sure. The 17-35 is an oder lens than the 16-35 or 16-40 ones...
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Edmund Gall

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Ah! Sorry, I only started using Canon in 2009 and had no idea the 17-35mm was replaced by the 16-35mm. As a result, I'm guessing Adobe won't release a profile for discontinued lenses.

In that case, the only things I can suggest:
  1. Try the existing 16-35mm f/2.8L USM profiles to see if any are acceptable or better than nothing (to at least reduce the amount of work you need to do in LR/PS to manually make corrections). Use the droplists in the Develop Module's > Lens Correction > Make/Model/Profile fields to find your choice.

  2. If you use a digital SLR that supports in-camera lens correction, then check if a profile for the 17-35mm f/2.8L exists via Canon's EOS Utility app (that came with your camera, or can be downloaded from Canon Support website), add it to your camera using the Utility, and then enabling it in your camera's menu system. This is the US help page for EOS Utility v2.10, but the process might be the same for later versions: https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART109310

  3. Try building your own custom lens profile. I don't know if this old advice still works. This page also has links to a Profile Downloader that sounds like a portal to custom profiles created by others (so you can probably search first before trying to build your own): https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2013/09/create-your-own-lens-profiles.html
Hope this helps...