Top producing lenses for 2014 (for me)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by boulderjoe, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I was curious what lenses made the most "keepers" for me in 2014. I use two bodies a OMD-EM5 and a DMC-GM1.

    The 14mm is the highest since I almost always use it mountain biking on the DMC-GM1 on my shoulder straps.

    Interestingly I got the 12-40mm at the end of December, and I have used it almost exclusively since. I'll check back in a month and see my usage.

    As an aside, I am nerd and wrote this in python/matplotlib to pull EXIF data out of my files. Really easy to get set up.
    I put it up on google code: if you want to play with it.
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  2. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    You took the most pictures with that lens, however how many of them were actual keepers?

    I might take a thousand shots with one lens and all of them are crap, then take 16 with another and fall in love with half of them...
  3. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    My most used lenses for 2014 would be the Panasonic 12-35/2.8, 35-100/2.8, 25/1.4 and the Sigma 60/2.8.
  4. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    I do not have half the number of lenses that you have, but my p14 I would guess is used 60% of the time, so just with averages, get more keepers with that lens.

    A very under rated lens
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  5. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    That is a good point, these were keepers. That is to say, those were ones I felt were worth sharing on social media with friends. My definition of a keeper!

    But I did have a photo show this year. The 14mm was not in that list, which surprised me.

  6. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    It's interesting the 60mm gets such a high hit rate, for me the order is sort of reversed with the 45mm being highest.

    It's always interesting to see which lenses are used the most though, it tells you more more about the lenses than any technical review can.
  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Wide angle much, lol.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  8. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 4, 2014
    Not sure about OP, but since getting the nocticron and the 35-100, I often find when going out, I limit myself to two lenses, one being a wide (9-18) the other being either the nocticron or the 35-100. Not really just for the ultrawide, but it covers normal range too, so the 9-18 is quite versatile. Plus it is fairly small, so I leave the large lens mounted on the camera and can still fit the 9-18 in the front pocket on my small camera bag.
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  9. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    In a fit of... what I can only call guilt after I bought the 75mm I sold it. I might pick a used one up again, it was a really great lens.

  10. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    My top lenses for the last 6 months (4500 images)


    52% 150F2 and 33% 14-35F2 (I would have to do a lot more work to get keepers but I think the ratios are about right).
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  11. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Ok, I'll play. Seeing as I don't have any fancy way to pull EXIF data from my photos, I just went through those that I felt were good enough to post to my Flickr account.

    16031196317_a28dd8401e_c. Lens Use 2014 by ericarthur, on Flickr
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  12. DigitalD

    DigitalD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    How do you get these fancy charts! I want to try :D 
  13. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
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  14. G3user

    G3user Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 26, 2013
    Haven't tried it yet, but looks like nice code thanks!
  15. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    This year I picked up two zooms and sold off some primes so I started looking at the focal lengths I was shooting with as well as lenses. Apparently I tend to shoot wide.

    Anyhow the code is updated here if you want a copy:

  16. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    There's a free program for windows called Exposure plot that will do it. Doesn't scan RAW files, though, so it would only work for the files you converted. That's honestly not a bad way to see the keepers, though, since those are the ones that normally get converted.
  17. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 28, 2014
    British Columbia
    As someone who has earned a decent living for many years analyzing numbers, I have to say...that's a brilliant chart! I might have to go into Lightroom and dig out some of my data...
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  18. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    As someone who is completely stupid when it comes to math and charts - that just looks like a a bunch of balloons were set free. :-/
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  19. Listener

    Listener Mu-43 Regular

    My chart (and my wife's) would be very simple: Oly 60mm for 99+ % of our photos with m43 gear.
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  20. optigan

    optigan Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Which other lenses do you have?

    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 mobile app
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