Lightroom Classic: Not able to HDR merge 3 HDR images taken on a Nikon Z6 with Z50m1.8 lens

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Have taken an HDR photo with my Nikon Z6. In Lightroom Classic, the Merge to HDR fails with the message 3 of 3 images were unable to be merged. I realise that it is a new camera and lens and Lightroom Classic also fails to recognise the lens in "Enable Profile Corrections" when using Lens Corrections in Develop.

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This happens to me when the images can't be aligned: Nikon D300s, Fuji X-T1 and Olympus EM1. I plan to test one of the HDR plug-ins to see if it can do a better job with misaligned images.
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Will image 1 merge with 2? Will 2 with 3? Will 1 with 3?
Try these combinations and see if any of the three will merge.  It may give a clue as to what is going on.
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1. HDR issue

What are the specifics concerning exposure on your three frames. f/stop and shutter

What are the specifics concerning focal length on your three frames, 

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2.  Enable Profile Corrections

Your using a recent mirrorless camera, Nikon Z6. And I assume using a native S mount lens (or whatever is the Nikon lens meant for that mount)

That camera/lens combo corrects in camera. As for many mirrorless LRC accepts that correction (even if turned off) and provides no correction past chromatic (I get that right?) 

You will find no lens profiles for that camera/lens combo in LRC