What kind of photog am I?

2012-06-07 20:23 (comments: 0)

Answerthe wide angle kind.

I wrote this script to analyse my collection of photos. I wanted to know what focal length I use the most. Below is the output. Pretty obvious, eh? The fluke at 50 mm is caused by my owning a 50mm fixed lens that I actually use a bit. Why did I do this? Because I wondered if I am right to tolerate my Nikkor 18-200mm lens for its flexibility, despite of its obvious lack of sharpness. Yep, now I know what I sell next. 

If you can suggest a reasonable wide lens to use with my D300s, please comment.

Note 1: Dan Ariely is right: we are predictably irrational

Note 2: Unfortunately my script doesn't work on raw files (the PIL python lib doesn't know how to and pyexiv2 is a bitch to compile). But if you want to use this script, remember that probably you keep a .jpg copy of most of your raw files anyways.

Update (2 days later): I should have thought of wrapping the script around exiftool, which can go into raws too. Will do next time.

(Nikon D80 then Nikon D300s with a 18-200 mm and a 50 mm lenses over 5 years)
mm: nb of frames 

18: 1500 ****************************************************************************************************************************************************
 20:  189 ******************
 22:  181 ******************
 24:  133 *************
 26:  176 *****************
 27:   75 *******
 28:   74 *******
 29:   80 ********
 31:   71 *******
 32:  152 ***************
 34:   79 *******
 35:   94 *********
 36:   92 *********
 38:   64 ******
 40:   72 *******
 42:   45 ****
 44:   98 *********
 46:   66 ******
 48:   99 *********
 50:  327 ********************************
 52:   82 ********
 55:   59 *****
 56:   60 ******
 60:   77 *******
 62:  102 **********
 65:   65 ******
 70:   89 ********
 75:   64 ******
 80:   47 ****
 82:   75 *******
 90:   62 ******
 95:  109 **********
105:   93 *********
112:   48 ****
120:   37 ***
130:   66 ******
135:   70 *******
150:   82 ********
170:   92 *********
200:  249 ************************

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