Lightroom: Edit Exif and fix magenta shift when importing from manual lenses

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With new cameras like the Sony NEX-7 it is possible, and indeed extremely attractive, to attach manual lenses to the camera, such as high-quality Zeiss and Leica lenses. In fact, people are attaching all sorts of exotic and interesting old and manual lenses to these cameras. The problem is that when one does this the camera has no way of recording the lens model, the focal length, the aperture setting etc, etc into the EXIF. Secondly, usage of these old lenses can create a magenta colour shift that has to be corrected using something like CornerFix. Adobe has the Lens Profile Creator but it does not have a way that customers can easily create magenta colour shift profiles, as you can with CornerFix. I believe that this will become more of an issue once cameras like the NEX-7 become more popular and people mix the old world and the new world. Therefore, can I request a change/update to Lightroom to enable:

1. The setting of the Lens Model, Focal Length, Focal Length in 23mm Format, F Number/Aperture Value details at the time of import so that this information can be added to the EXIF at the time the photo is import.
2. The ability to easily create simple magenta colour shift profiles.
3. The ability to apply these colour shift profiles to photos at the time of import.

This could make the use of "exotic" lenses much easier in Lightroom than is currently the case - it would certainly mean one does not have to use things like ExifEdit and CornerFix when importing images into Lightroom. Thanks :-)
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These cameras may become popular. Not so sure about manual lenses and adapters...

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