I am importing photos into lightroom (4.3) into date-organized images. I live in +8 timezone. My computer and my cameras are setup correctly (AFAIK).
However, Lightroom consistently imports my images shot in the aftenoon into the next day. That goes for my Canon 7D, my Olympus PEN-2 and my Gopro. I have no idea how to fix this. It seems that Lightroom chooses its own timezone?
Also, this is the same behavior on my PC and my laptop (both windows 7).
I had now the chance to take this a pit more down to pieces.
- when I open the import dialogue and hover over an image, the time displayed there is wrong. It is exactly 8 hours later. I am in Hong Kong (+8) and an image taken at 16:01 will be shown to be taken the following day at 00:01. Once I import the images from the camera, the EXIF shows it to be taken at 16:01. This seem weird to me since - if anything - Lightroom should dial the time backwards, not forward since the computer time zone is correctly set at Hong Kong time, and the correct time.
- I tried that now also with a 5D III with the correct time zone set. Same result.
- The solution in the link mentioned in the comments does not work. It must be for an old version of Lightroom. There is no such field and no setting for the timezone.
- when copying the files first to the hard disk and the importing them, everything is correct. While this might be a workaround, this is not really a practicable solution for me. I have a hard time believing that this is intended behavior.