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Kiwi Paul
22nd December 2010, 12:38 AM
Looking through the Lightroom Metadata stats the lens I've used the most since owning E series gear is the 14-35, followed by the 12-60 then the 35-100.
I don't own a 12-60 any more though.

I am really surprised to see my 90-250 sits 4th even ahead of the 50-200 SWD which I no longer own, the 90-250 is a lens I keep thinking I don't use enough, but the stats show otherwise.

How does your kit stack up?

Paul

photo_owl
22nd December 2010, 08:37 AM
12-60/35-100

Alan Clogwyn
22nd December 2010, 09:03 AM
Over the past year: Vivitar 24mm, OMZ 50mm, ZD 14-42, OMZ 135mm.

Could be very different as my Panasonic 14-45mm arrived yeterday, and I've sold the 135mm on ebay as I dropped it:eek:

StephenL
22nd December 2010, 09:24 AM
Rather surprisingly, the micro 14-42! In my mind, I hardly ever use it!

Followed by the 14-54, then the micro 9-18, which is a little more believeable.

These figures are just for 2010.

I think it's a case of lens usage changing as I get more used to a camera and find what suits it, and me, best.

snaarman
22nd December 2010, 09:33 AM
looks like 11-22, 14-54 and latterly 70-300 all more or less equally.

A one lens trip = 14-54

A two lens trip = 11-22 and 70-300

Pete

Sharon
22nd December 2010, 09:35 AM
Mines the 50-200.

:D I love that lens.

Who's_E
22nd December 2010, 09:38 AM
My estimate for 2010:

In terms of time spent on the camera, the 12-60mm. In terms of actual number of photos taken, the 50-200mm.

The difference between the two is that I have spent quite a bit of time getting sequences of birds in 2010 so have been firing off lots of shots with the 50-200mm. I have done several landscapes with the 12-60, plus general photos, but these are more considered and less numerous.

Like Paul, I am surprised by usage. I thought I wasn't using the 8mm enough but, lo and behold, I have used it on at least five outings which is quite a bit for such a limited lens.

I am also surprised about the cameras. I still use the E3 more than any other, including the E-P1!

Nick

Ulfric M Douglas
22nd December 2010, 10:17 AM
Without data, our should be the 40-150MkII, small and good.
Now we have the 14-54 that'll be catching up.

Greytop
22nd December 2010, 10:42 AM
My estimate would be the 12-60 followed quite closely by the 50-200 with or without a TC which in turn would be closely followed by the Sigma 150 macro.

Bobpatchcott
22nd December 2010, 12:42 PM
Looking through the Lightroom Metadata stats the lens I've used the most since owning E series gear is the 14-35, followed by the 12-60 then the 35-100.
I don't own a 12-60 any more though.

I am really surprised to see my 90-250 sits 4th even ahead of the 50-200 SWD which I no longer own, the 90-250 is a lens I keep thinking I don't use enough, but the stats show otherwise.

How does your kit stack up?

Paul
Hi for me it has to be the 11-22 followed by 14-54 my 8mm gets more use than you might expect it too, as I find it an interesting lens to use.

benvendetta
22nd December 2010, 12:58 PM
Probably my 11-22 but the 7-14 is gaining ground!

Shaw
22nd December 2010, 04:23 PM
12-60 followed by 50-200, but my new Leica D 14-150 has been on my E-3 for the last two weeks, and I suspect it will get quite a lot of use.

shenstone
22nd December 2010, 08:30 PM
I've worked out a solution to this .. keep buying lenses

when I got my 11-22 I used it to death
when I got my 14-54 ditto
when I got my 50-200 that took a hammering
when I got my 7-14 it lived on the front for a while

Actually I've just rediscovered my original 40-150 (the bigger one) and it feels great on the E-30 whereas it felt "wrong" on my e-500 for some reason so I got the newer smaller one. I suspect I'll give that a bash over Xmas

Regards
Andy

David M
22nd December 2010, 11:08 PM
My legacy OM 350mm followed by the 50-200, very closely followed by the 12-60 with the 7-14 a very distant 4th.

gooner3900
23rd December 2010, 08:40 AM
I use the 12-60 followed by 70-300 not to hard to work out as these are the only lens I have

wanderer
23rd December 2010, 10:53 AM
12-60 followed by 35macro followed by 50-200.
Truthfully the 12-60 probably covers more than 90% of what I take.

Duncan

Makonde
23rd December 2010, 12:14 PM
For me the 12-60 is by far the most-used lens. The next most used, but some way behind, is the 50-200. A long way behind, but still valued, come the 50mm and the 40-150. I have a high regard for the 40-150. Last the 35mm macro and I never use the 14-42 kit lens since I got the 12-60.

Logistics play a part in selection. I still use my old camera bag that housed my OM1 with standard and wide and a telephoto lens. I could squeeze the E520 with 12-60, the 50mm and the 50-200 in there along with the EC-14, flash and some filters and cleaningkit/batteries. If light was good I'd take the 40-150 instead of the 50-200 for the weight saving and for affection.

Now I have the E-5 I can no longer squeeze in the 50-200 but have to carry it in its separate bag. So we'll see what happens....

btw the good quality Zuiko zooms are so sharp overall that I am not really bothered by the absence of a full range of prime, single focal-length lenses. I think Oly has got things right for the practical photographer.

David Morison
23rd December 2010, 05:37 PM
Roughly equal: Leica 14-150 and ZD300 mainly with E30 although now I have the E5 this will be mainly for use with the 300 and the E30 with 14-150.

Cathrine Stephansen
23rd December 2010, 11:24 PM
My estimate for 2010:

In terms of time spent on the camera, the 12-60mm. In terms of actual number of photos taken, the 50-200mm.

The difference between the two is that I have spent quite a bit of time getting sequences of birds in 2010 so have been firing off lots of shots with the 50-200mm. I have done several landscapes with the 12-60, plus general photos, but these are more considered and less numerous.

Nick

Exactlythe same here! Lots of time taking landscapes (life in the slow lane) with the 12-60 (with Lee grad filters *yes), and heaps of shots of birds with the 50-200 with the EC14 attached, trying to improve my aiming skills (I'm getting better at exposures, my aim isstill terrible. Let's just say I'd be a hungry hunter).

Third place is held by the 7-14mm, which I use less than the 12-60 because I can't use filters on it.

I hardly ever use the 50mm 2.0 macro, but I enjoy it very much when I take the time to rig for macro. Least in use is the EC20 converter.

I gave the 70-300 to dad who was thrilled. He has a e500-series body, and the 70-300 sits so well on his camera. The weight is so nicely balanced, compared to when he tried my 50-200!

Now I wish I had the 300mm 2.8, but all in all I feel really well covered with not too much overlap in zoom ranges.

David Morison
24th December 2010, 06:58 AM
Be careful what you wish for!

My 300mm f2.8 was a replacement for the Sigma 50-500 which is mainly used for bird photography. I changed because I was really only using that lens at 500mm and without doubt the 300 gives much better results even allowing for the difference in focal length. However most of my shooting is done without a tripod which is an encumbrance I can't cope with when on the move, although I always carry my monopod. The 300 under these conditions is quite a cumbersome beast and in truth I am sure I have missed shots I would have got with the Sigma, especially in-flight shots.

My Leica D14-150 is a very useful lens giving excellent resolution with light weight, very fast focusing and the ability to get near macro results - the closest focus distance being 50cm, although I can get closer on MF. With a EX25 or the EC20 I can get amazing results although I sometimes have to use MF. The advantage of using this lens with the EC20 is the ability to remain a greater distance away from subjects like butterflies however this combination works less well at greater distances.

michaelavis
24th December 2010, 06:31 PM
easy for me, the 50-200, 50% with EC-14 for sports, candid family & dog shots. I had the 12-60, but dramatically under used it. I've just sold up and may well be a classic case of somebody not knowing what they had until it was gone!!