Adobe has released a simultaneous Camera Raw 9.12 update Lightroom CC 2015.12 update, as well as Lightroom 6.12. It brings support for new camera RAW files, new lens profiles and new camera colour profiles.

Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom use the same RAW processing engine, which is why they’re updated at the same time.

Adobe has fixed some bugs and added support for new cameras, lenses and camera profiles, but says this is not a maintenance release to address Lightroom speed and performance issues highlighted in its recent user survey!

New cameras supported

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 200D (EOS Kiss X9, EOS Rebel SL2)
  • Leica TL2
  • Nikon D7500
  • Olympus Tough TG-5

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II and the Nikon D7500 are the most important here. Both are brand new cameras likely to attract a lot of consumer interest, so Adobe’s done well to get RAW support out there so quickly.

New lenses supported

  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G
  • Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM
  • Fujifilm WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
  • Fujifilm WCL-X100II Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
  • Fujifilm TCL-X100II Tele Conversion Lens
  • TAMRON SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A012S (Sony A)
  • TAMRON SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012S (Sony A)
  • TAMRON SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013S (Sony A)
  • TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F017S (Sony A)
  • Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D (Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax-K, Sony FE)
  • Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f2 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus (Pentax K)

The addition of Canon’s new 18-55mm STM kit lens is handy, but the support for Sony’s two new super-wideangle zooms if very timely – these look set to become important lenses for Sony A7 and A9 owners. The Venus Optics 12mm f2.8 Zero-D looks more and more interesting – it’s not just a super-wideangle prime, its maker has developed an adaptor for the medium format Fujifilm GFX and a perspective control adaptor for full frame cameras that turns it into a 17mm shift lens with a larger image circle.

New camera profiles

Adobe’s default generic RAW conversions can look a bit flat, but it also offers custom camera profiles in its Camera Calibration tab which accurately mimic the camera’s own picture styles. Here’s a list of the new profiles – see if your camera is listed:

  • Nikon 1 V3: 5 Color profiles + Monochrome + Green, Orange, Red, Yellow Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D3400: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D5: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D500: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D5600: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D610: Monochrome + Green, Orange, Red, Yellow Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D7200: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D750: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D810: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon D810A: Green, Orange, Red, Yellow filter Monochrome filter effects
  • Nikon Df: Monochrome + Green, Orange, Red, Yellow Monochrome filter effect
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ80: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DC-GF9: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G8: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8: Color and Monochrome profiles
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX85: Color and Monochrome profiles

What this boils down to is that owners of these Nikon cameras get extra monochrome filter effects in addition to the existing camera profiles, while Panasonic owners get both colour and monochrome profiles.