Canon's 16-35mm f/2.8L lens profile still missing in Lightroom 8.4

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Canon's 16-35mm f/2.8L lens profile still missing in Lightroom 8.4. This is one of the most common lenses that anyone shooting real estate with a Canon camera uses. 

I have tried to use other similar lens profiles available in Lightroom but none of them come close to removing the distortion.

The 16-35mm f/2.8L lens profile seems to be available there when I first open images but not after I have done HDR merge. This is a huge problem.
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Mona Makela

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So, it's not missing? Why are you trying to apply it after HDR instead of before? When you do HDR, you generally want to get rid of the vignetting before you make color transformations.
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Most lens profiles are only for raw images. A merged HDR DNG is technically not a raw image, that is why this profile is not available for the HDR DNG. I’m not sure,  ut I would think that Lightroom could apply the profile to the raw images before the merge, so the profile is already applied in the DNG.
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When using 'Photo Merge> HDR' inside LR the following settings are applied:
Pre-HDR Processing to Bracketed Image Files: None applied. Linear DNG files are created and merged to a single 16bit Floating Point DNG file.

Post-HDR Processing: White Balance, Sharpening & Noise Reduction Settings, Lens Profile settings, Remove Chromatic Aberration setting, and Camera Calibration settings from the highlighted bracketed image file are assigned to the HDR DNG file inside LR.

When using 'Edit In> Merge to HDR Pro' in PS the following settings are applied:
Pre-HDR Processing to Bracketed Image Files: White Balance, Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Lens Profile settings, Remove Chromatic Aberration setting, Camera Calibration

Post-HDR Processing: ‘As Shot’ WB settings are assigned to the returned 32 bit HDR TIFF file inside LR.

(NOTE: Verified using LR 7.4)




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So conclusion: the lens profile will indeed be applied, if you apply it to the bracketed images before merging. Question now is: why do you think it is not (or didn’t you apply it to the brackets)?
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Thank you everyone.

Yes, I am glad that I posted this. I have been making this far too hard for myself.  I have applied the lens correction always after merging the images. Now I know.