I read a post by Little Big Traveling Camera, which motivated me to analyse my Lightroom Catalogue. Since I switched to using Fujifilm X cameras last year, I have bought only one lens for my Fujifilm X-T2. I am considering buying more lenses but want to limit my purchase to glass that I will most likely use. With that intention in mind, I analysed my lightroom catalogue, which contains twelve years of images from the cameras and lenses I have owned over the years. The Adobe Lightroom Catalogue includes various Sony point-n-shoot cameras, iPhones, and Nikon DLSRs.
I uploaded my Adobe Lightroom catalogue to The Analytics Dashboard For Lightroom. In seconds I had a set of charts and data sets. The result of the analysis was fascinating. I have had my Fujifilm X-T2 for just over a year, so most of the data analysed are from my Nikon D5100 and Nikon D40. By far, the most used lens was the AF-S DX Nikkor 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, which is an upgraded kit lens. My favourite aperture is f/5.6, followed by f/8 and f/4. It seems my preferred focal length is 35mm, which reflects a period in the past when I would go out with just one lens, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G.
The most used ISO settings of 100 and 200 reflect that I enjoy shooting landscapes and cityscapes.
Looking at the stats over the last year, which highlights my usage of the Fuji X-T2, I see that not much has changed. I am mainly shooting at the 16mm or 55mm end of the Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR with a slight bump at 23mm and 27mm. The 27mm is probably from when I have rented a Fujifilm X100F.
I am uncertain that I learned enough from this analysis to decide which Fujifilm lens purchase will be next, but I think either the Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR or Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR would be just right. Of course, I could just set my Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR to those focal lengths and keep the money.
I could save even more money by purchasing used/vintage Asahi Pentax lenses, which would be helpful in my Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm film camera. Still, I could be used on my own Fujifilm X-T2 with the inexpensive FotoDioX M42-FX adapter I bought earlier this year. To date, I have purchased Asahi SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 lenses, which are 42mm and ~82mm full-frame lens equivalents on the Fujifilm X-T2. Both lenses were relatively inexpensive lenses on eBay.