I am taking another look at DXO Optics Pro because DXO recently did a release and a e-book subscriber suggested that I give DXO coverage in my book.
I have to say up front that I've had some resistance in the past to using DXO in the past because:
On the other hand, as I look at the DXO Pro 5.3 version it has some really strong points:
DXO ads have always made a big deal out of the fact that you can do barrel distortion correction in batch mode. PTlens ($25 USD) does exactly the same thing. Lightroom does all the other corrections, accept volume anamorphosis, although not in batch mode.
I know that a number of PFRE readers that have a heavy shooting schedule use DXO Optics Pro just because it saves so much time in post processing. I would say that if you do not use what DXO considers a "professional" body I think it is a good value at $124 USD. But at $249 USD, I'm just not convinced yet that it's a necessity. What do others think?