Lightroom does not use the Camera Raw plug-in. Lightroom must be updated in order to get support for new cameras. Your camera requires at least Lightroom 5.6. You might as well update to Lightroom 5.7.1. Just go to updates in the Lightroom help menu.
It was always my impression that LR used the same camera raw engine as Bridge. I'm sure I once manually updated the camera raw plugin (back in the LR 4 and CS6 days) and that engine was then used by both programs.
Forgive me for asking, but can you definitively say that LR 5 now updates its own camera raw engine, separate from the other CC programs? I ask because I'm having constant problems with the automatic upgrades (a legacy of a drive that's full of apps and data that are way over a decade old, I'm sure).
There's nothing odd about it. Jim is quite correct. Lightroom does not use the Camera Raw plugin and never has done! I too have problems with the update notification, so I tend not to rely on it.
It was always my impression that LR used the same camera raw engine as Bridge.
The same code/algorithms, but hard-coded into Lr - not inserted by ACR.
Forgive me for asking, but can you definitively say that LR 5 now updates its own camera raw engine, separate from the other CC programs?
Yep, unequivocally. Lr has never used anything than its own internal equivalent of ACR. That's why you update Lightroom by installing a complete new version every time.
@ctgway, if you have Lightroom via the Creative Cloud you need to use the Adobe Creative Cloud application manager to update your Lightroom Application.
If you see LR available to "install" in the application manager click on the button to install, that is how you will know that there is an update available for installation.
Thanks everyone, good to have definitive info :-)
Time to solve my update problems once and for all...