Feature #911

Report lens model names for compact cameras

Added by Torsten Bronger over 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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25 Jul 2013
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In case of my compact camera Nikon Coolpix P60, no lens name is returned. The same was reported by a PowerShot G11 user today in Darktable's IRC channel.

I suggest that for fixed lenses, exiv2 returns the camera maker and model as the lens name, in case the makes doesn't provide a lens model name. This behaviour should be synchronized with exiftool and LensFun. As for LensFun, I would take care of that. This way, the exiv2/LensFun using programs would not need to implement default fallbacks of their own. Instead, the synchronisation between LensFun lookup and exiv2 information would work out-of-the-box.



Updated by Torsten Bronger over 8 years ago

I filed this also at,5162.0.html

I will keep both reports synchronised if necessary.


Updated by Phil Harvey about 8 years ago

I have yet to be convinced to implement this change in ExifTool.

- Phil Harvey


Updated by Niels Kristian Bech Jensen about 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to Niels Kristian Bech Jensen

I agree with Phil Harvey on this one. I don't think we should add an extra layer of interpretation to exiv2.

Best regards,
Niels Kristian Bech Jensen


Updated by Robin Mills about 8 years ago

  • Category set to not-a-bug
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 0.24

I'm closing this as "not-a-bug".

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