How do I pull stats off my Canon EOS Rebel T6?

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gedansky Forum Member • Posts: 51
How do I pull stats off my Canon EOS Rebel T6?

I’m trying to determine which prime lenses I would get the most use out of.  Several users suggested I pull stats off my camera to determine what focal lengths I use the most.

Can anyone directly on how to do that?

Is there a better way to get that information?

Thanks!

Canon EOS Rebel T6 (EOS 1300D)
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thebustos Veteran Member • Posts: 3,373
Re: How do I pull stats off my Canon EOS Rebel T6?

They probably mean to check the pictures you've taken.  Depending on your photo viewer you might have the option to load a folder of photos and sort them by focal length to get a count. But I don't think there is a way to pull that straight off the camera as it's in the individual photos exif data.

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Mark Scott Abeln
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gedansky wrote:

I’m trying to determine which prime lenses I would get the most use out of. Several users suggested I pull stats off my camera to determine what focal lengths I use the most.

Can anyone directly on how to do that?

Is there a better way to get that information?

That information is stored in metadata written by the camera within the image files. Lightroom can catalog this metadata and you can pull up a list of all the focal lengths used, along with the count of the number of images for each length. Exif viewers can pull up that data for individual images, along with a large number of other values, such as shutter speed, white balance, ISO, etc.

This article lists a number of Exif viewers:

http://carlcheo.com/best-exif-viewers

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Re: How do I pull stats off my Canon EOS Rebel T6?

google "exif statistics tool", download software, read manual, use s/w.

That's all.

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Bill Ferris
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Re: How do I pull stats off my Canon EOS Rebel T6?

gedansky wrote:

I’m trying to determine which prime lenses I would get the most use out of. Several users suggested I pull stats off my camera to determine what focal lengths I use the most.

Can anyone directly on how to do that?

Is there a better way to get that information?

Thanks!

Do you use Lightroom? If so, it's fairly straightforward to sort photos by focal length used in the Library module. You may be able to do this in Adobe Bridge, as well. I rarely use Bridge so, can't say from experience.

There are several good free EXIF reading & display apps. I use ExifTool. However, it generates EXIF displays for individual photos; not statistics for a batch of photos. (It's a pretty basic app so, you could potentially edit the command line to do a batch sorting based on focal length. But that's above my pay grade.)

A Google search for a free EXIF reader that does batch sorting may be your best pathway to an answer.

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