The Nikon D3000 is a entry level DSLR and the kit-lenses you get with it are not the best lenses in the world – but with the new lens correction introduced in Photoshop CS5, Camera Raw 6.1 and in the forthcomming Lightroom 3 will help you get better pictures even if you are just entering in the semi-pro digital photography.

Since Adobe and no other user has yet supplied Lens Profiles for this “cheap” lenses I’ve made them on a rainy sunday. So just download them and put them in the according folders to enjoy them.

The zip files includes the profiles for the NIKON D3000 with Nikkor 18.0-55.0 mm f3.5-5.6, and the NIKON D3000 with the Nikkor 55.0-200.0 mm f4.0-5.6 lenses.


Download Nikon D3000 Kit Lens Download



To install them place them in one of the following folders.

a. For Windows XP:
C:Documents and Settings(User Name)Application DataAdobeCameraRawLensProfiles1.0
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAdobeCameraRawLensProfiles1.0

b. For Windows Vista or Windows 7:
C:Users(User Name)AppDataRoamingAdobeCameraRawLensProfiles1.0

c. For Mac:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/LensProfiles/1.0

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Luis Lopez
June 26, 2010

Thanks a lot.
The actual route for mac install is:

/Users/(User Name)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/LensProfiles/1.0

    July 7, 2010

    Thx I updated the article.

November 17, 2010

I wonder if this is a profile for the D3000 *in use with* the 18-55?

I’m just looking for a profile for the 18-55 VR lens, also I’m looking for a Nikon D80 profile.

Will this work as a correct lens profile?

Regards, Fredrik

    Frank Neulichedl
    November 20, 2010

    I think Adobe has changed it’s policy in the regard of pairing cameras with lenses. This profile is made with a D3000 but should work now with other cameras as well. But the 18-55 VR is a different lens than this one and therefore this profile is not suitable for you.

May 9, 2011

Thanks a lot. I have a lot of nice pictures from my nikon d3000 and that kit lense. your profiles made them even better with just a click. It’s okay with me, if you might have more rainy days. Regards, Florian

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