Odd RX100 behavior

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by wt21, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I am toying around my LR database, and noticed something very odd.

    The lens metadata Sony writes for the RX100 changes on whether it's RAW or JPG

    If I shoot in RAW, the lens reports as "28-100mm F1.8-4.9"

    If I shoot in JPG, the lens reports as "10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9"

    My OCD doesn't like that, but maybe it's not a big deal. Still odd, though.
  2. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    I've just checked some RX100 Raw and Jpeg files using Faststone Image Viewer (Image Properties).

    The EXIF is reporting the actual focal length only for the Raw file, but is reporting the actual and 35mm equivalent focal lengths for the Jpeg.

    I don't see this as a problem, but it is a little odd, as you say!
  3. rev

    rev New to SC

    Mar 28, 2013
    The JPG EXIF contains entries for both focal length and 35mm equivalent- not sure why LR would favor one over the other for JPEG and the other for RAW.

    ~/media/photos/2013/100MSDCF$ exif DSC00040.JPG | grep -i focal
    Focal Length        |10.4 mm
    Focal Length in 35mm|28
  4. mikejbb

    mikejbb New to SC

    Oct 27, 2013
    Bolingbrook, IL
    Real Name:
    Mike Bessler
    LR5 reports both the 10.4 and the 35 equ 28 for both the jpg and arw. I checked jpg only, jpg + raw, and raw only and LR5 reports both in all cases. I also have a LR4 version available and it only reports one focal length. So I guess LR5 added the capability to show both.