Ok readers, I’m looking for some participation on your part today with a simple two-part question: What lens do you use the most in your photography, and which lens do you use the least?
Even if you think you know for sure, open up Lightroom or Aperture, or whatever software you use to manage your images, and dig into the metadata. With a quick search, you can quickly see the exact breakdown of your lens use for whatever time frame you specify.
Plug in the past month. The past six months. The past year. Plug in your entire catalog and see what comes up. The results might surprise you. Then again, they might not.
The purpose of this question is not just for me to find out what type of gear you use. It’s actually to get you to see what lenses you use most often, and also see which lenses you don’t use very often. You’ll probably find that a large percentage of your imagery is shot with just one or two lenses, and you’ll also see which lenses sit unused in your bag each week and month.
Since one of the best ways to spark your creativity is to break out a lens that you don’t normally use, this exercise might help your photography by providing you with some valuable insight into your own style.
After you vote, leave a comment below and share why you typically use or don’t use a certain type of lens. Love to hear your thoughts on this!