Lightroom: Create "short names" for lenses.

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Summary: Create "short names" for lenses.

Problem: I only see "Nikon AF-S NIKKOR..." in the lens correction panel. It's impossible to detect which lens Lightroom has detected at a glance without hovering the mouse over the settings box.

Solution: strip the useless data from the lens name, only include the important part. For example, "16-35/4VR" instead of "Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR". Or "85/1.4G" instead of "Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G ED".
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Alexander S. Kunz

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Posted 6 years ago

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Dan Zemke

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How about this as a friendly amendment?

Enable users to assign display synonyms for lens descriptions. For example, I might prefer something like "16-35.4" (regardless of manufacturer) while you might prefer "16-35/4VR".

For implementation, perhaps LR Preferences could offer a new Preset for Lens Name Synonyms that would store these synonyms.

Dan