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04-15-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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DA 18-135mm problem

My Da 18=135 doesn't identify itself in the exif information. It just says "unknown lens". Is this normal? Is it a problem?

04-15-2011, 06:16 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
My Da 18=135 doesn't identify itself in the exif information. It just says "unknown lens". Is this normal? Is it a problem?
A lens identifies itself by a number. If it is too new a lens, the software doesn't know the number and so it will just say unknown lens. Eventually Adobe and other software developers add the numbers.
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Interesting. I've just this minute noticed the same problem with this lens while browsing some shots in Bridge.

I was wondering if it was a camera firmware issue or an Adobe issue but it seems it's the latter?
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As Rondec said, the lens identifies itself as a number and it's up to the software to recognize that number and associate it with a lens name. There is nothing wrong with the lens and it's not a camera firmware issue. Adobe periodically adds new lens IDs to their software and I suspect at some point in the near future the 18-135WR will be added as well.

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You can email Adobe and ask about a specific lens and they should be able to tell you if/when the lens database will be updated. My friend did this for a Canon lens and got a response.

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