3 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2017 2:13 PM by iank82564794

    sony rx 10 mk 3 - lens metadata is incorrectly displayed

    iank82564794

      i have installed the very latest version of adobe lightroom. i can view arw files from the new rx 10 mk 3. but the lens information

      is wildly inaccurate. for example, i took an image at the maximum range of 600mm. lightroom displays it as 219.76!

      i find this frustrating as i have no reference, other than my memory as to what mm i was zoomed at. it is not just lightroom that does this.

      i have tested a trial version of capture on pro, specifically for sony cameras, and the metadata in capture reads as 220mm when i am

      zoomed in to 600mm.

      anyone have any idea what is the reason for this?

        • 1. Re: sony rx 10 mk 3 - lens metadata is incorrectly displayed
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The 600 mm setting that you see on the lens barrel is a 35mm equivalent. But since the sensor in the camera is smaller than 35mm film it doesn't take that long of a lens to create the 600 mm telephoto effect. So Lightroom is reporting the actual focal length. I think if you go to the metadata section in the library module of Lightroom and look at exif data section there is a 35mm equivalent field that will tell you what you are looking for.

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          • 2. Re: sony rx 10 mk 3 - lens metadata is incorrectly displayed
            iank82564794 Level 1

            i have looked there already and it says the same thing, that is it around 220mm for a 600mm shot. granted what you say about the lens

            size, but i still don't understand why it has no correlation with the zoom settings on the lens. in the display on the camera it tells you what the zoom setting is. the same data error is also shown in capture one pro which is supposed to be set up for sony's cameras. this is the only camera i've ever used that any raw program displays the wrong lens information. i sent a message to sony, heard nothing about why this is happening.

            • 3. Re: sony rx 10 mk 3 - lens metadata is incorrectly displayed
              iank82564794 Level 1

              i have looked at the exif data on the camera itself after i have taken at shot at 600mm, its also shows it as 220mm rather than 600mm.

              only in the live display do you see (in the top right) the actual zoom setting of 600mm.