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Wed, Nov 13, 2019 4:17 PM

Lightroom Classic: Lens Profile always wrong with custom settings

I'm using Lightroom Classic, i've come across a problem with lens profiles.
If I copy settings from 1 image and paste it to another that was shot on a different lens it changes the profile as well.
As an example.
Image A shot on 24-70 lens. I want to change vignette in lens corrections so i do.
Copy settings
Image B shot on 135 lens, paste settings, lens corrections taken but lens is changed to 24-70.

Lens Profile corrections should never change the lens used. I don't see why this should ever be required.

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Is this with raw or JPG files?

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raw

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What's the value of the "Setup" field in the file you're copying from?



If that's "Custom", you'll copy all those custom settings to the other image, including the lens profile.

If it's "Auto", Lr will look at the metadata of the other image and select the proper lens profile, if it's available.

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Even if you put it to auto and then slide the distortion or vignette sliders it sets it back to custom where it then switches to the pasted settings.. so you basically can’t copy and paste lens profile settings. I don’t see why you actually want to copy and paste the wrong profile. It shouldn’t take the profile just whatever the sliders and tick boxes are set to

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I hear what you're saying, but don't really agree.

The point of the profile is to correct properties of a particular lens.  I don't see a lot of use cases where I'd want to copy the same +50 vignette tweak from an image that has a Canon 50mm profile correction applied to one that has a Canon 70-200mm profile correction applied.

There's also really no right/wrong with the lens correction profiles.  If I happen to like the look of the Samyang 8mm Fisheye profile applied to shots taken with my Canon 70-200mm, I can use it.  Lr won't select it automatically, but there's nothing stopping me from choosing it on one image and then copying it to 100 others.

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I think people are more likely to either want to tweak lens distortion or a vignette on 50+ images than apply the wrong lens profile.

What if you don't like the vignette but do like the lens distortion. You can't copy settings for all shots if shot on different lenses. This is my exact problem.

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"What if you don't like the vignette but do like the lens distortion. You can't copy settings for all shots if shot on different lenses."

Sure you can, but you'd do that on the Manual tab.

On the Profile tab, leave/change Setup to Auto - go to the Manual tab - change your Vignetting - copy to the other images.  Your vignetting changes will be applied to all the images, but the lens profiles should remain unchanged.


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Thats adding in a vignette or distortion after so its not natural as shot