I also found that there are now two Zeiss Batis 2/25 profiles, i) Adobe (Zeiss Batis 2/25) and ii) Adobe (Zeiss Batis 2/25) v2 . The v2 seems to have a bit more vignetting than the original profile. So can anyone tell me what are the differences between these two versions?
Adobe will create new version (v2) of a lens profile if issues are found with the original profile. I'm not sure why LR is no longer automatically assigning the lens profile, but you can fix that as follows:
1) Open a raw image file shot with the Zeiss Batis 25 lens and manually select the 'Adobe (Zeiss Battis 2/25) v2' lens profile.
2) Go to 'Setup' and select 'Save New Lens Profile Defaults.'
Thanks, saving the profile as new lens profile did the job for new imports. However, previously imported photos still not recognised and I have to manually apply the new custom profiles to the old imports. So I think something is broken in LR still.
I am pretty sure that is as expected since the lens profile is applied at import and the previously imported files are not affected.
Previously imported files must be updated manually. As DdeGannes mentions this is by design to prevent images edited with the older lens profile from being negatively changed. Images adjusted using the original lens profile may no longer look the same with the new v2 profile applied. You'll need to decide for yourself if the "differences" between the original and the v2 lens profile warrants doing this to images "individually" or simply to 'All' files as a batch change. I just checked an image file with the Adobe (Zeiss Battis 2/25) original and v2 lens profiles and it appears the original profile applies a much larger amount of Vignetting correction with both set to 100. I suggest reviewing some image files and determine if applying the v2 profile requires other changes such as Exposure, etc.
If you're happy with no other changes applied you can update ALL of the image files using the LR Filter Bar> Metadata> Lens and select the Zeiss Battis 2/25 lens. Next use CTRL + A keys or Edit> Select ALL, apply the new v2 lens profile, hit the 'Sync' button in the lower tight-hand corner of the Develop module, and select ONLY 'Lens Profile Corrections' as shown below. Done!
That worked perfectly. Thanks !! I personally like the V2 lens profile as the vignetting correction is not as aggressive as the original.
Glad to help. The original lens profile definitely "over-corrects" vignetting.