I have a Nikon D7200 on which I use a number of older AI lenses. The camera works great, picking up the correct aperture for the photo. I just noticed that, in the metadata in Lightroom, the 300mm lens I was using shows up as a 0.0mm f/0.0, with a focal length of 55mm. Is there a way to edit that to the correct numbers so I can later sort on the lens and focal length (different with a old AI zoom?
You can't change them directly in LR -- you'll need to use the free Exiftool to change them. Do Metadata > Save Metadata To File, run Exiftool to change the values, then do Metadata > Read Metadata From File. Unfortunately, Exiftool can be hard to learn.
John, thanks for the info. I also figured out that the camera has a "non-computer lens" description. That is what the metadata defaulted to. I set up several definitions for my AI lenses (35mm, 59mm, 55Macro, 30mm, etc. - yeah, I have a lot of great old all-glass lenses). I simply select the one on the body and it works great. The 300mm did a real beauty on the mega-moon last night once I figured out that trick.
Thanks for the prompt reply. I can use that to fix the earlier image's metadata.