Friday, 2015-08-07

A dive into my EXIF data

For a long time I’ve been content having a bunch of “0.0mm ƒ/0.0” lenses in my Lightroom library, as I’ve been quite conscientious of tagging them with the correct lens info. This, in combination with the manual lens settings in my camera gave me focal lenght and actual aperture used and I felt that was enough.

However when playing around with Lightroom Dashboard I grew nerdily annoyed with the huge chunk of unknown lenses, so I grabbed the LensTagger plugin and started the ardous process of identifying my lenses and updating the EXIF.

It turns out I’ve not been as conscientious as I’ve thought. But by a bit of detective work I’ve now got some meaningless stats to show[1].

Here are each year’s most popular lenses, in descending order. I’ve also included all the images uploaded to Flickr (since I got LR in 2011) as a sampling of the stuff I’m prepared to show people.

Flickr 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
45mm ƒ/2.8 P Ai‑s 28‑105mm ƒ/3.5‑4.5 D 28mm ƒ/2 Ai‑S 28‑70mm ƒ/3.5‑4.5D Sigma 18‑50mm ƒ/3.5‑5.6 (27‑75mm‑e) 35mm ƒ/1.8 DX (52.5mm‑e)
1 Nikkor VR 30‑110mm ƒ/3.8‑5.6 (81‑297mm‑e) 1 Nikkor VR 30‑110mm ƒ/3.8‑5.6 (81‑297mm‑e) 1 Nikkor VR 30‑110mm ƒ/3.8‑5.6 (81‑297mm‑e) 28mm ƒ/3.5 Ai 35mm ƒ/1.8 DX (52.5mm‑e) 18mm ƒ/3.5 AI‑s (27mm‑e)
35mm ƒ/1.8 DX (52.5mm‑e) 1 Nikkor 10mm ƒ/2.8 (27mm‑e) 28‑105mm ƒ/3.5‑4.5 D 45mm ƒ/2.8 P Ai‑s 105mm ƒ/2.5 Nikkor‑P (157.5mm‑e) 55mm ƒ/3.5 Auto Micro (82.5mm‑e)
28‑70mm ƒ/3.5‑4.5D 35mm ƒ/1.4 N Cosina‑Voigtländer Ultron 40mm ƒ/2 55mm ƒ/3.5 Auto Micro (82.5mm‑e) 24mm ƒ/2.8 AF‑D (36mm‑e) 35‑70mm ƒ/2.8 AF‑D (52.5‑105mm‑e)

[1] I’ve restricted my selection to RAW images only.