Summary – Do you know which lenses you use most? Which apertures? Focal lengths? How much these answers depend on your subject matter? Use a good Digital Asset Manager (DAM) and the answers are right at your finger tips almost instantly.
Cost me an 18-200 lens to make this shot
(Good news is it was a crummy lens and I’m glad to be rid of it)
Images – Over 200,000
Music – Over 4,000 tracks
Documents – Nearly 2,000 books, manuals, tax returns, etc.
This post is based on
A small (20%) subset of the total data
Can your image organizer do this?
My DAM program of choice is IMatch
1. Show photo counts by camera used?
I queried specifically for my Nikon cameras
2. How about an even more specific query
a. Only the D800E, and
b. Only photos while on vacation or at Shenandoah National Park
Why would you ever ask questions like this?
How about if you’re going to shoot a specific location or subject
And – you’d like to know which
Camera and lens combo would be most useful
And – if you’re like me
You’d rather not drag along everything you own
For example, Figure 1 shows that I use the D300 a lot
Suppose I were doing a vacation or Shenandoah trip
If I took only the D300,
What lenses should I take with it?
The answer based on Figure 4 is obvious
Especially knowing the 18-200 was broken in halfOn a vacation to Acadia (check it out; impressive)
The 18-70 and 75-300 will cover 99% of my needs, and
Between the two they cover for the broken 18-200
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