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Camera Regrets: How to avoid selling a camera you will miss

I go through a lot of cameras, well I did, at least up until I moved away from a major city where quality and unique used and new cameras where just an email or a quick drive away. I’ve bought, used, stored, and sometimes sold upwards of 150 cameras and every once and a while I don’t realize what I had until it was gone. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, I think about it every day. The last of these regretful sales was my Fuji X-T1.

If you read my review of the Fuji X-T1 earlier this year you’ll know that I had many good thing to say about this camera. There was some shortcomings, but it had amazing color rendition, quality lenses and was a pleasure to use! So why did I sell this camera? Well I had a major case of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). I was liquidating all of my less used cameras, and for some reason I put the X-T1 on the list of cameras I don’t use very often. I had hopes of consolidating all my systems down to just Nikon and selling everything off was the first step. This was so that I could have backups to my main body, the Nikon D810, and keep one series of lenses that could used easily (no adapters) between all my cameras. This was a partial response to my accident where I broke my D810 on a trip the year before leaving me with no ultra wide or telephoto lenses for the rest of my trip. It could also be my desire to buy the Nikon D5 at the time. Regardless of the reasons, It was a mistake.

So what can you do to make sure you don’t make the same mistake I did. Well actually it is quite easy if you use a photo management software like Lightroom CC. If I had of followed this simple trick I could have saved myself from selling the camera I not only used to take about 14000 images, but also the camera that I miss the most.

First go to your library:

Second, click all photographs under catalog:

Third, click the filter drop down and select camera info from the drop down menu:

Finally, click on metadata and take a look at the camera row. Here you will see how many shots you have taken with each camera:


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