I am one of the users of manual focus non-CPU lenses on Nikon bodies,
especially the shift lens 28mm/f3.5. Ever since LR2 I am reporting that
Lightroom interprets wrongly the EXIF data as generated by Nikon bodies.
Note that the lens is "registered" with the D300 (or D7000 in this example)
and that EXIF contains the information 28mm F/3.5.
Unfortunately, ah well, LR 4 still has this flaw. An example:
f/0.0, "the infinite light"!
Needless to say, this is not correct. To be consistent with all other indicators,
in parenthesis we should have the lens information:
1/160 sec, ISO 1250, (28mm f/3.5)
One improvement is that the wrong aperture indication is now removed.
In LR3 we would have seen 1/160sec at f/3.5 etc, what was completely
wrong. Correct is that LR does not know the actual aperture value of
Of course, one might argue, it is a secondary issue, not affecting the
quality of the image processing.
PS: It is also stubborn that this forum's spell checker still considers
the word "Lighroom" as a misspelling. Come on Forum Master, add that
word to the dictionary!!
Its a bit off-topic here, but here we go:
In your system you can actually add a word permanently to a dictionary in this forum's checker? I cannot, that would be plain and simple wouldn't it? One can ignore it, over and over, but that's it. Otherwise Lightroom or Photoshop are very much words which I added to my browser's spell dictionary eons ago.
It is NOT a flaw nor a bug. With manual lenses there is no chip in the lens to tell the camera which lens is mounted. Therefor the information is not transmitted into EXIF and into LR.
When you set the lens information in the camera it is for the meter only. The lens opening used will appear in EXIF but the lens will not be identified.