I have several images that PhotoLab appears to misread the EXIF data for the lens used. PhotoLab thinks the D3 had a 98-280mm f/4 lens mounted (there is no such thing) while Lightroom Classic reads it as a 70-200mm f/2.8, which it was.
Are others seeing this behavior?
in general it is always good to share the file …
Stupid question but you weren’t using a 1.4x extender, right?
70-200/2.8 x 1.4xTC = 98-280/4.0
Not all lenses are recorded uniquely in the EXIF data.
According to Lightroom, I have shot over 6,600 frames with a Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX. I have never even owned a lens with that set of focal lengths, let alone with f/2.8!
Indeed, if I look at one of those frames that was clearly zoomed in a lot, it reports the “70-200” lens was at 300mm at the time. In other words, it was the Sigma 100-300mm that I used to own.
Given you report exactly the same focal range and aperture, I wonder if you are also using a Sigma zoom, or perhaps that nomenclature is just the default for a whole range of indistinguishable lenses.
That is an interesting possibility. I don’t think I had the extender on it, but it’s a photo from 2014 using a camera and lens I no longer own.
Capture One and Lightroom both report it as a 70-200mm f/2.8. But the exif.tools online utility shows this:
Odd that a 200mm lens would show a focal length of 210mm!
The more I learn about EXIF data, the more I don’t think I like it! And it must drive developers crazy.
I bet you had an extender on.