1.11.2011

2010 Lens Usage

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:

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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
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Again similar lenses, the 100mm macro has been replaced by the L version.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
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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.

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And I was right. 80% of my shooting was within 10mm of either end of the wide or long end of the lens.

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Have you ever done a similar metadata analysis in LR?

5 comments:

Amy F.W. said...

Jodi showed me how to look up the metadata, so I was looking at it last night, and have some funny finds! I will have to post mine, but I LOVE your graph, what program did you use? I want to be fancy and make a graph TOO!!!! ;)

Michele said...

Excel of course! I just messed with the graph defaults because they are fugly. I can't wait to see your findings!

Becky A said...

cool - had no idea you can do that!

Salina said...

Very interesting! I don't have LR (although it might be worth the free download for this), so I'm wondering if Bridge or ACR has something similar. I'm so geeky...I love these charts!

Faren said...

What a great idea Michele!

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