My favorite focal length

My Focal Lengths:

I use a number of different lenses in my photography, so I thought I would do a bit of an analytical piece around how many images I have captured using the different lens types.

I started off with a Nikor DX 18-55mm, and Nikor DX 55 – 300mm which were kit lenses supplied with the Nikon D5300 camera. After about 1 year I then purchased a Nikor DX 35mm fixed prime, followed by a Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye, then a Sigma 150mm Macro, and Tamron 150-600mm DG lens. I also recently obtained a Nikon D610 and 24-120mm FF Lens. This order may slightly skew the number of images, so it will be interesting to see which ones I used the most. I suspect I likely use the 18-55mm, and the Tamron 150-600mm lenses the most, but I have no idea.

 

Analysis:

My sample set is 1059 images, of which the lenses are broken down into the following:

LensImagesPercentage (%)
Microscopy 0mm847.9
Nikor 10.5mm Fisheye736.9
Nikor 18-55mm DX21820.6
Nikor 24-120 (FF)444.2
Nikor 35mm DX1009.4
Nikor 55-300mm DX928.7
Sigma 150mm DG1059.9
Tamron 150-600mm19017.9

 

Interestingly, based purely on the numbers it appears I use the Nikor 18-55mm DX lens the most which would make sense given it was one of the first lenses I started with, and i am more likely to be shooting landscape or wildlife images, following shortly after that was the Tamron 150-600mm lens.

In terms of which lens I like the most, irrespective of the frequency of use; it would have to be the Tamron 150-600mm lens. This lense is stunning at around f8 onwards, and has a brilliant reach, allowing the photographer to capture brilliant wildlife images without disturbing the creatures, or putting themselves in danger.

*Additional Notes;

For those that are interested, I did the data breakdown using Adobe Lightroom CC, and the Data Explorer plugin created by Jeffery Friedl. For those that use Lightroom, I would well recommend checking out Jeffery’s website as he creates a range of brilliant plugins which extend the functionality of Lightroom significantly.