Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 9.0 Update?

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I have purchased a camera that was bundled with Lightroom 5.7 in December last year. The Adobe raw converter contains a bug, that produces a magenta cast in highlights. This bug appears to be solved in the Adobe Camera RAW converter 9.0, however Lightroom 5.7.1 still uses the Adobe camera raw converter 8.7.1.
Does anyone know how whether there will be an update of 5.7.1. that is still to come, or do I have to upgrade to LR 6.0 (which honestly feels a bit like paying twice).
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There will be no update to Lightroom 5.7.1

Your GOJF card here is that the DNG Converter 9.0 will convert your camera file from its raw format to DNG so that Lightroom can read it. I would recommend downloading and testing it to confirm that your Magenta cast goes away.
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Thanks Rikk. Not 100% what I was hoping to hear, but at least one way to get around the issue. I have reported the issue here at http://gsfn.us/t/4pk9n. Adobe Camera RAW 9.0 manages to get rid of the purple cast as you can see in the screenshot:



On the left you can see the Adobe RAW Converter 9.0 result, on the right the one that comes out of LR 5.7.1's direct conversion (I have deliberately overexposed the photo and the corrected the overexposure in LR to make the effect a little more visible).

However, now the 9.0 conversion appears 0.5EV to 1EV overexposed, when compared to previous conversion or to the same shot taken at ISO 200, closing the aperture by 1 stop).



I guess I'll wait a bit until the dust settles with LR6.0 and in the meantime avoid using the extended ISO range of the Leica.

Thanks anyway.
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Here are the LR 5.7.1 and LR 6.0 renderings of the Extended ISO 100 and ISO 200 shots from your previous report.

LR 5.7.1 - Extended Range has magenta highlights, ISO 200 is normal:


LR 6.0 - Extended Range is normal but brighter, ISO 200 is same as LR 5.7.1:


It seems like the ISO 100 f/3.5 should be the same brightness as the ISO 200 f/5.0; however, if the "extended" is merely a flag in the raw file and the shot is really ISO 200 pretending to be ISO 100 then it would make sense the LR ignores the "extended" flag and the shot is actually brighter.
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The "extended flag" explanation makes perfect sense in my opinion. That said, Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.3 does exactly the opposite when viewing the file in the finder or in preview, i.e. the extended ISO photo is significantly darker. It's probably best to avoid using the extended mode in the camera.