Do you own a digital SLR camera? Are you a photography enthusiast? Are you happy with the lenses you got? Are you having a hard time choosing your next lens?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, have I got a site for you! Visit LensHero.com. From the same people who brought us SnapSort.com, LensHero is their brand new site to help sort through the hundreds of lenses available for nearly every camera out there.
It is very intuitive to use and works very similar to SnapSort: you can get recommendations based on the lens mount you own, and you can filter by your budget, brand, lens type, and a myriad of other options.
If you’re new to digital photography, LensHero is just as user-friendly as SnapSort: you enter your camera model and it automatically identifies your lens mount and sensor type. Then you indicate how much you’re willing to spend.
You can then browse lenses by style (macro & close-up, wide angle, telephoto, fisheye, tilt-shift, portrait, sports & action, landscape, low light, wild life or travel) or by the amount of zoom you need (you set start and ending values in millimeters).
The third option is to let the site know what lenses you already own, and ask it to suggest a lens for you. You can still browse through several of the styles I mentioned before, but you get more straight-forward suggestions.
Their database seems very comprehensive and the site is just starting out. Once you’ve selected a lens, you can get detailed information about it, along with technical specifications, discussion forum, reviews and the works!
What is still missing: comparing lenses would be very sweet, and I believe this is just a few lines of code away, since these are the creators of SnapSort, after all. Also, more filtering options would be nice (auto-focus, aperture, minimal focal length, etc.).
For a website that has launched just now, LensHero is highly recommended. If you’re serious about photography, or just starting out in the digital single lens reflex camera world like me, then you have to keep LensHero in your favorites right away.