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Selecting photos by metadata

Explorer ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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I recently got a new camera and want to select all the photos in Lightroom that I took with it.  When I look at the metadata panel in the develop module it shows the camera on the Camera line (duh). But when I click the metadata tab at the top of the screen in library mode the camera doesn't show up. I noticed a couple new lenses I got recently also don't show up. It shows other cameras (and lenses) I've owned over the years however.  I don't recall having to manually add a body - I thought Lightroom automatically added new hardware.  How do I get all  my hardware to be selectable in the metadata selection at the top of the screen?  Thanks for any help.  

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LEGEND ,
Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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In the Library Module, open the Filter Bar (use the backslash key as a shortcut), click on Metadata, click on any column heading and select Camera from the dropdown menu.

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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Yes - I know how to select by metadata.  The problem my new camera and lenses don't show up.  Others do.  So how do I get Lightroom to let me sort via metadata?  The data is in the file when I look at it but somehow gets "lost".  Thanks.

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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The metadata shown in the filter will only contain information from the images in whatever folder or collection you're currently in.  If none of those images were taken with "Camera ABC", "Camera ABC" won't show up in that list.

To see everything, try going to the All Photographs collection under Catalog first.

 

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Explorer ,
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I figured it out.  In the very top right corner is a seletion bar.  Mine was set to "filters off". When I set it to "camera info" everything showed up.  What was confusing after I think about it was if the setting was "filters off" why were some cameras and lenses showing up?  That's what threw me.  Over the years I've acquired 4 Lightroom books and none addressed this. Plus my "when all else fails" You Tube videos didn't show anything either other that saying you can select any attribute.  

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