Learning my new A7 camera with the FE 28-70 mm lens . Shot a number of pictures with Quality = Fine (Jpg). When imported into LR 5.5, in the Develop Module, and I select Enable Profile Correction and select Sony, the only option I am given for the camera lens is the Sony DT 18-200mm (which I don't have, never used). In the Library Module, the make, model and lens shows up correct. And, to make things more confusing, if I click on the lens model in the develop module it shows that I have 900+ images taken with the 28-70 lens (and shows the thumbnails). So, the metadata seems to be in LR but I stuck on getting the Develop Module to allow for lens correction. Seems like the FE 28-70 lens was supported as of LR 5.3.
When I shoot raw, the lens data shows up correctly in both the Develop and Library Modules.
Lens profiles are created specifically and separately for JPEG images and raw images. Generally speaking, there are more profiles for raw files. And apparently that is the case with your particular lens. Adobe provides a free lens profile downloader and lens profile creator. You can check to see if someone else has created a JPEG profile for that lens, or you can create one of your own.
Thanks for the info. It makes sense. What does not make sense is how LR handles the situation. It is confusing, misleading and a waste of my time to chase incomplete/partial data. If LR identifies that it doesn't have a profile for the lens, it should flag that fact in the Lens Profile box. I understand that someone may want to use a lens with similar characteristics so LR would not want to prohibit the selection of an alternative lens, but they really should inform the user so they (me, in particular) doesn't go chasing silly things. I've got enough silly things to chase already without LR 'helping'.