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06-22-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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K10D not recognizing DA* 60-250

Recently my K10d has stopped automatically recognizing my 60-250 lens. It does recognize my other lenses. I cleaned the contacts, but it still doesn't recognize it. It does recognize the focal length. Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong?

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What do you mean by "not recognizing" that lens?
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I'm not one who thinks a "firmware update" solves everything, but I think a firmware update may do it. The lens is not in the camera's database (?).

This is a problem with some photo editing software, too (Elements from experience).
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What do you mean by "not recognizing" that lens?
It does not tag the pictures with the lens that took the picture. I'm using Lightroom 2.7.

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It does not tag the pictures with the lens that took the picture. I'm using Lightroom 2.7.
That's what I suspected. It is a software problem. Your version of Lightroom is older than the lens and doesn't know the code of the lens.

The camera does not have a built-in lens database, it just reads a numerical code from the lens and embeds it into the EXIF for Lightroom to interpret.
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I'm not one who thinks a "firmware update" solves everything, but I think a firmware update may do it. The lens is not in the camera's database (?).

This is a problem with some photo editing software, too (Elements from experience).
It did recognize up until about 2 weeks ago in Lightroom
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Then try to reinstall lightroom. Lightroom's database could've become corrupted.

If that doesn't fix it, I can only think that the lens is at fault - the lens code for some reason cannot be read anymore by the camera.
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That's what I suspected. It is a software problem. Your version of Lightroom is older than the lens and doesn't know the code of the lens.

The camera does not have a built-in lens database, it just reads a numerical code from the lens and embeds it into the EXIF for Lightroom to interpret.
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I don't think it's Lightroom since it worked previously. I did update the firmware about 4-5 months ago on the camera. I updated Lightroom to 2.7 a couple months ago also and it worked fine until the last couple weeks. I'm not sure why it stopped working since that point...

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Then try to reinstall lightroom. Lightroom's database could've become corrupted.
I'll try that. It is something I hadn't thought of.
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well, I've verified the lens doesn't export exif data to either Lightroom or Pentax's software. I contacted Pentax, who asked me to update to firmware (there was one upgrade). I updated the firmware and it still is not recognized in the exif data. Needless to say, I think I'm having a problem with the lens. I'll update after Pentax returns my e-mail just in case anyone else is/may have this problem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by opiet70 Quote
Recently my K10d has stopped automatically recognizing my 60-250 lens. It does recognize my other lenses. I cleaned the contacts, but it still doesn't recognize it. It does recognize the focal length. Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong?
I have the same problem with a K10D, K-7 / DA* 60-250mm combination in both LR 2.7 and 3.0.
However, PhotoME *does* find the DA*60-250mm signature in the EXIF data.

So I guess it is a Lightroom problem, not a camera / lens problem.
Contact Adobe, not Pentax.

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I have the same problem with a K10D, K-7 / DA* 60-250mm combination in both LR 2.7 and 3.0.
However, PhotoME *does* find the DA*60-250mm signature in the EXIF data.

So I guess it is a Lightroom problem, not a camera / lens problem.
Contact Adobe, not Pentax.
Then why doesn't Pentax's photo viewer read the exif data? It reads my other Pentax lenses just fine
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QuoteOriginally posted by opiet70 Quote
Ole,
I don't think it's Lightroom since it worked previously. I did update the firmware about 4-5 months ago on the camera. I updated Lightroom to 2.7 a couple months ago also and it worked fine until the last couple weeks. I'm not sure why it stopped working since that point...
Lightroom 2.7 doesn't recognize the 60-250.
It also doesn't recognize the *55/1.4
My previous versions haven't recognized these lenses either.
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You have to understand that the camera just stores a number under "lens used" in the exif data. It is then up to the program to know that the DA *60-250 is identified by the number. If the lens is too new then it won't get recognized. Often companies are a little slow about updating these databases any way...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
You have to understand that the camera just stores a number under "lens used" in the exif data. It is then up to the program to know that the DA *60-250 is identified by the number. If the lens is too new then it won't get recognized. Often companies are a little slow about updating these databases any way...
In the case of Adobe, it's been nearly a year, and no update recognizing the 60-250 or 55.
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