Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2607 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
With all of the digital images showing up on a.net now that digital photography is evolving for the better, wouldn't it be nice to see all the technical information about each picture, since it is so easy to get ahold of it with digital and even analog cameras? What I'm talking about is shutter speed, aperture, exposure value, zoom, depth of field, etc. All that good stuff hidden in the EXIF header. Whenever I see a great shot here on a.net, I'm wondering, "Wow, how fast is that guy's lense?", "must've used a short short shutter speed", "how much zoom is he using?" I'd really like to see this information included along with the general picture information.
Maybe this has been discussed before, pardon me if so.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
It's not so easy to capture this info on analog SLR cameras. You'd have to get out your pad and pencil after each shot and memorize numbers. Then what if you shoot a plane landing, and there is one holding short, and then it starts to taxi into position. You need to change up your settings quickly and later you could forget which shutter speed you used for each shot.
I love the way digital gives you this info but I don't think it should be a requirement. not everyone shoots digital. I think it should be left up to the photographer to put in the remarks space if they choose.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1230 times:
This has been discussed before, and it has been suggested that the comment field can be used for photo info, which some of us do. Frankly, until a significant proportion of photographers demonstrate they want to add this sort of info I don't think it is worth further complicating the upload page to capture specifically this sort of data.
Personally, while I think it is useful to include some types of info - eg. film type/digi cam model and lens info, I think exposure details are normally fairly pointless - and possibly even harmful. From comments I've seen in this forum (and email queries) I can well image that some people would look at a something shot at f8 1/250 and assume that is the correct settings to use next time they go out without bothering to refer to their own light meter.
Clearly there are times when such info is useful, but this I think is the exception rather than the rule.