I have two distinct models of lenses which are both 50mm f/1.8. I've analyzed example photos from each lens with
exiftool and confirmed that the relevant information about the lens data is contained in the files. For instance, here is sample output from an example photo taken from each lens:
Lens Type: D Lens: 50mm f/1.8 ... Lens ID Number: 118 ... Lens ID: AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Lens Spec: 50mm f/1.8 D
And the other one:
Lens Type: G Lens: 50mm f/1.8 ... Lens ID Number: 176 ... Lens ID: AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens Spec: 50mm f/1.8 G
My problem is that Lightroom conflates these two lenses into the bin "50.0 mm f/1.8" in the Metadata filter bar at the top:
The EXIF data distinguishing these two lenses exists in the files, so this must be something to do with Lightroom's reading/display of that data.
Furthermore, looking at this question , I can see that Lightroom is capable of displaying the lens model in some situations, as in this screenshot:
However this is what it looks like for me, with no option to display Lens Model or Lens ID, only Lens Setting:
I'm using Lightroom 5.7.1, released in 2014 before the bug in the aforementioned question surfaced.
Despite the fact that Lightroom doesn't seem to recognise the Lens models in Loupe View, it can correctly identify the lens models for profile correction purposes:
- How do I configure lightroom to display the lens model data (contained in the Lens ID field of the EXIF data) in Loupe view?
- How do I filter my photos based on the lens model?