LR4 and lens metadata

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I have a Tokina autofocus zoom lens that I'm using with my Pentax K-5. Specifically the lens is an AT-X Pro 28-80 f/2.8. Unfortunately, LR and my K-5 fail to correctly identify this lens and lists it as "Sigma or Tamron lens" in the photo exif data. Not even the right brand!

Is there any way to correct this metadata in LR, so I can correctly identify photos shot with this lens? I suppose I could manually create a full lens profile for this lens, but honestly I just want the metadata to be correct at this point.

By the way, this full frame film lens works great on my K-5, although you really have to keep an eye on lens flare when a bright object is within the frame. Otherwise it is fantastic on a modern DSLR.
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If you just want it to show the right lens in the Metadata panel - No, Lightroom cannot do it. At least, not without direct sql queries on your catalog. For this, you have to use ExifTool and re-read metadata in Lightroom.

If you need the right profile automatically applied in Lens Corrections, you can manually select the right profile for one photo and click "Save New lens profile Defaults" under "Setup" in the Lens Correction panel. From now on, all your new photos should have the right profile.