The Cameras And Settings That Captured This Year's Best Photos

Every year, Reuters publishes a list of its best photography, and you'll recognise plenty of the 95 iconic images that capture this year's biggest news stories. One keen Redditor, however, wanted to know more — so analysed the EXIF data of all the images to find out how they were captured.

The result, put together by hallbuzz, is a sorted pool of data which reveals which cameras, lenses and settings were used by the Reuters photographers to snap the best images of the year. Fortunately, PetaPixel points out that another user, mathiasa, took the data and turned it into a bunch of charts. Let's take a look.


Prime lenses

Zoom lenses

Shutter speed



All of which suggests that the most likely kit choice for a photograph that made the list would be a Canon 1D Mark IV with a 16-35mm lens attached, using settings of 1/320 shutter speed, f/2.8 and ISO 200. So now you know what to use to snap images like a Reuters photographer. [Reuters and Reddit via PetaPixel]

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