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Quickly changing the lens for selected images

braver

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I'm shooting my Leica Ms after a break and some of the lenses are uncoded, so I switch to manual, pick a nearest lens, and often forget to switch back to autodetection when returning to the 6-bit coded lenses. As a result I have a few cards where I roughly remember when I switched the lens but it's all coded as the first manual lens. Clicking on the lens in Metadata panel in the Library mode leads to all the shots with the lens shown, not a dialogue to change it.

What's a good fast way to select a bunch of photos and enter a different lens for all of them?
 

B Keljohns

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Hi Braver, you could try setting the lens for one and then synchronising to the others. Need to ensure that you only have the lens profile checked for copying. I just tried this approach with a few photos and it appeared to work.
 

braver

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Hi Braver, you could try setting the lens for one and then synchronising to the others. Need to ensure that you only have the lens profile checked for copying. I just tried this approach with a few photos and it appeared to work.
How do you set it for one? For me clicking the lens goes to a attribute view for all shots with that lens, even for one. Also, Copy Metadata from the Metadata menu shows only IPTC entries and Camera section is just four entries. How are you setting it for one image?
 
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I think @B Keljohns was talking about lens corrections in the Develop module, not realising you were talking about trying to change the specific lens information in the Metadata panel.

I don't believe changing the lens info is possible, at least natively within Lightroom (unless there's a plug-in which allows it), AFAIK you'd have to use something like Exitool to change the image's EXIF data outside Lightroom.
 

braver

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BTW since the LensTagger plugin basically invokes exiftool over a set of selected images, letting you edit the command line, you can use it for any kind of EXIF manipulation!
 
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