I need help with Lightroom. I can't figure out how to get Sony RAW files to load. I verified I have the latest version of Lightroom. version 5.7.1 and Camera RAW version 8.7.1. Can anyone offer help?
You do not have the latest version of Lightroom.
You need to upgrade (i.e. purchase) Lightroom 6.1.1 or later, and then you can import your RAW photos into Lightroom. —OR— Use the FREE Adobe DNG Converter version 9.1.1 or later to convert your RAWs to DNGs, which can then be imported into Lightroom 5.7.1.
Lightroom 5.7.1 is the last version of Lightroom 5. But it's not the latest version of Lightroom. As has been explained, you either need to upgrade or download and use the latest DNG converter for your camera to have support.