About Brenden Sherratt

Brenden has been with the Snapsort team for nearly 3 years now. When he is not promoting Sortable he can be found on stage performing in a musical or debating politics with friends. @Bsherratt
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Canon 5D Mark II for only $1529

canon_eos_5d_markIIThe Canon 5D Mark II, is currently selling for $1529 on Amazon. The 5D Mark II was replaced by the 5D Mark III earlier this year, although the 5D Mark III is an improvement, it is also twice the price.

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Top 5 most popular Nikon Lenses

Following on yesterdays post of the top 5 most popular Canon Lenses of 2010, we present the most popular Nikon Lenses of 2010. This list is based on our users’ searches from the past year.
What do you think, are we missing any lenses?

Following on yesterdays post of the top 5 most popular Canon Lenses of 2010, we present the most popular Nikon Lenses of 2010. This list is based on our users’ searches from the past year.What do you think, are we missing any lenses?

Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

The auto focus on the Nikkor AF-s 35mm f/1.8G DX lens is very fast and the lens weighs next to nothing. It is great for indoors and low light conditions.

Looks like you guys really like prime lenses, well you have picked a good one here. Great for low light and allows you to tightly control the depth of field.

This is one of my favourite lenses in my camera bag. It perfectly balances performance and price. Great for portraits or parties.
A fantastic macro lens with built in image stabilization and a focus motor. This is a durable lens that I would not be afraid to use, it also would make a great portraits lens. Only down side is it is heavy.
Take a look at some other great Macro Lenses for your Nikon.
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Top 5 most popular Canon Lenses

The team at LensHero loves data, so we have compiled a list of the top lenses of 2010 based, on what you have been searching for.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

You can not go wrong with a the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, it’s small and cheap. It functions well in low light conditions and is a great portraits lens. The perfect lens for beginners.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Again another great low light lens this is one big step up from the 50mm f/1.8. It also includes a focusing motor which will should provide faster and quieter focusing.

Here is a full list of Canon low light lenses.


Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 is an amazing macro lens, allowing you to get those amazing close up shots. This lens has a very smooth auto focus which will help when you are in close to your subject.

Here is a list of other great Macro Lenses for your Canon.

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

If I was in the market for a general purpose lens this is the one I would buy. This lens goes from a very wide 15mm right up to 85mm which is a zoom range of 5.7x which is more then enough for most people. This lens also has image stabilization which will come in handy.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

The pricey lens on our list, designed for professionals the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is one of the sharpest lenses out there.


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Launch contest winners

We have been amazed by the amount of positive feedback we have been getting. Since we launched LensHero we have had just under 60,000 visitors. We could not have done it without people blogging, tweeting and sharing LensHero with your friends.

During LensHero’s launch we ran two contests, one for bloggers who wrote about us and one for our users. We had just under 3,000 people enter the contest, so we determined the winners by using Random.org.

The winners of the blogger contest:

Grand prize a 50mm f/1.4 :

2nd Prize SLR Sloop bag:

3rd Prize Phone Fisheye lens:

The winners of the user contest:

Grand prize a 50mm f/1.8:

  • KatePinney

2nd Prize a Camera Lens Mug:

  • Bladwa
  • Statictouch88
  • mfc17
  • salish_kilc1986
  • fongyune
  • tommoon
  • red75d
  • cserrano27
  • sgtenodrden
  • wiliam

3rd Prize a one of a kind LensHero T-Shirt:

  • mathwood1221
  • joshuakbowen
  • luisesteban
  • hell.vega
  • justinschuman
  • 4rdspaced
  • adscrub
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If you haven’t, you should consider following LensHero and Snapsort on Facebook and Twitter (@LensHero and @Snapsort). We have lots of other promotions in the works and the best way to know about them is to follow us.

Again, congratulations to all our winners and thank you all for your support.

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Christmas Holiday Photo Tips

Christmas comes but once a year, here are some tips to help you capture the moment.
  • Make sure you know your camera
  • Great you got that new camera last month and now its time to prove it was worth all that money. Make sure you have experimented with your camera and know how everything works before the holidays. If you can set the white balance for indoors.

  • Charge your batteries, empty your camera
  • There is nothing worse then missing your child opening a present because your batteries died. So make sure you have them fully charged and maybe buy yourself a early present an pick up a new battery. If you have Thanksgiving pictures or worse yet last Christmas pictures still on your camera now is the time to move those over to your computer and free up room on your memory card.

  • Don’t stage photos too much

  • Candid moments can often be more memorable than staged photos. Let the day flow, you will be less stressed and your photos will look more natural.

  • Make sure you have enough light
  • Natural light is almost always better then camera flashes, so try to get as much natural light into the room as possible. Open blinds, turn on lights.

  • Change your location
  • Variety is the spice of life, so don’t be afraid to move around and get a photo from a different location. Get down low and take photos from a child’s perspective.

  • Let someone else take pictures for a while
  • Don’t be left out of the photo, you will want to remember the holiday together as a family.

  • Share your photos
  • Don’t procrastinate too much, take your photos of your camera, edit them and share them with your family (Facebook, print them, flickr)

  • Put down the camera and enjoy your time together
  • A great photo is wonderful, but your time with family is priceless so enjoy it.

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