Back in early 2009 I posted some charts breaking down how often I use my different lenses. That same question came up recently on one of my message boards and I realized I hadn't revisited that data analysis recently. In fact I skipped analyzing 2009 altogether so let's start with that data:
Not too surprising the 24-70, 50L and 100mm macro made up the bulk of my shooting. The 70-300 was used less than the 85L which I only rented for less than a week. I am a little surprised at how much I used the 50 actually.
Moving on to 2010
Again similar lenses, the 100mm macro has been replaced by the L version. My new lenses got a little play in at the end of the year. Egypt made up the bulk of the 24-70 shots and you can clearly see my focus on macro photography this year with the usage of the 100L.
I had guessed on the message board I used the 24-70, 100L and 50L for 90% of my shooting, but that it was pretty even between them. I was close, but wrong about the spread
That definitely justifies for me selling off my 70-300 IS.
I thought it would be fun to look at the focal length I used with the 24-70 to see how I actually used that lens. I thought I generally would be at one extreme or the other.
And I was right. 80% of my shooting was within 10mm of either end of the wide or long end of the lens.
Have you ever done a similar metadata analysis in LR?