Camera Raw/Lightroom: SMC Pentax-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR LENS not recognized

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I have a Pentax K-5 II with a SMC Pentax-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR lens, and ACR/Lightroom are not recognizing this lens. It's optically identical to the SMC Pentax-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR (same but no "L"), so the profile for that lens works. But the lens has been out for a while, and Adobe/Pentax should update this! (The EXIF maker code for the lens is "7 201").
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Bruce Rusk

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Lens profile files are text files, so if you believe the L WR profile is the same as the WR profile, then you can edit a copy of the WR profile text file to have a different LensID and set of Descriptions for each datablock and move that edited file to the user lens profile location, then it should be seen and used by both LR and ACR.
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Thanks. I found the appropriate file and copied it to make a new profile, with the necessary tweaks.