Wex Photographic Zeitgeist

ZeitgeistNot wishing to put down the mighty Google Zeitgeist, but the Wex Photographic edition is far more entertaining. Not least because the most popular terms on Google UK ('facebook', 'bbc', 'youtube') hold no surprises, whereas our listings are guaranteed to be intriguing! Just in case you haven't come across the term before, Zeitgeist refers to the trends of an era (more info on Wikipedia). So here we go, this is what Wex Photographic visitors have been interested in, over the past 6 months!


Most Viewed Products

A great indicator of what's highly sought after, or dreamt about, in the photographers' world.

  1. Canon EOS 5D Mark II1: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR - Over 54,000 pageviews for Canon's sub £2k full frame offering. Totalling a staggering 1,474 hours. Equivalent to one lonely chap watching for 61 days non-stop!
  2. Nikon D90 with 18-105mm VR Lens2: Nikon D90 with 18-105mm VR Lens - 37,000 pageviews confirms the D90 as an all time favourite with enthusiast photographers. Oggled at for 1,262 hours!
  3. Nikon D700 Digital SLR3: Nikon D700 Digital SLR - 35,400 pageviews can only tell us one thing: Nikon users are quite smitten with the thought of a full-frame camera too! Examined for 1,092 hours.
  4. Canon PowerShot G104: Canon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera - 35,000 pageviews is a lot of admiration, which is on the same wavelength as Andy Rouse in his PowerShot G10 review. Admired for 1,246 hours (that's more than #3 - because everyone spent longer on the page).
  5. Canon EOS 50D5: Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR - 34,000 pageviews for the 50D firmly cements Canon in three out of the top five most viewed products. Inspected for 993 hours.

Visits from Tiny Countries & Micro-states

Everyone like a bit of trivia, so how about the number of visits from the world's smallest countries?

  • Vatican City: 0.2 Square Miles - 1 visit.
    We can't speculate who this could be, but we're glad the anonymous visitor likes our site.
  • Monaco: 0.7 Square Miles - 341 visits.
    Packed full of yachts, Formula 1 cars, and… Leica cameras?
  • Nauru: 8.5 Square Miles - 1 visit.
    The world's smallest island nation, located in the South Pacific.
  • Tuvalu: 9 Square Miles - 0 visits.
    If you know a Tuvalu resident, please email them our web address.
  • San Marino: 24 Square Miles - 2 visits.
    Europe's oldest state, located in northern Italy.
  • Liechtenstein: 62 Square Miles - 66 visits.
    A mini-tax haven, small enough for the Swiss to invade by mistake.

By jamiejohndavies on FlickR

Vatican City - by jamiejohndavies on FlickR

Most Frequently Purchased Products

Flying out the doors at Wex Photographic, here are our top 5 best sellers by quantity:

  1. 1: Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack - lithium-ion battery pack for the Canon EOS 5D Mark 2.
  2. 2: Canon 450D with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens - an amazingly popular digital SLR with beginners and enthusiasts alike.
  3. 3: WexPro 2GB 55x Secure Digital Card - performance and value from our in-house brand.
  4. 4: Spudz 6x6 Black - a microfibre cloth for lenses and LCD screens.
  5. 5: SanDisk 4GB 133x Extreme III Compact Flash - trusted by photographers thanks to the blend of reliability and speed that's hard to beat!

Most Popular Lenses

What's everyone putting on their camera? A good question. It looks like Sony / Minolta users have been spending a lot time with telephoto zooms!

  1. Lenses for Canon
  2. 1: Sigma 10-20mm DC
  3. 2: Canon EF 50mm f1.8
  4. 3: Sigma 18-200mm DC OS
  5. 4: Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS
  6. 5: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
  1. Lenses for Nikon
  2. 1: Sigma 10-20mm DC
  3. 2: Nikon 50mm f1.4 G AF-S
  4. 3: Nikon 50mm f1.8 D
  5. 4: Nikon 70-300mm VR
  6. 5: Nikon 105mm VR Micro
  1. Lenses for Sony
  2. 1: Tamron 70-300mm Di
  3. 2: Sony 75-300mm DT
  4. 3: Sigma 70-300mm APO DG
  5. 4: Sigma 70-300mm DG
  6. 5: Tamron 55-200mm Di
  1. Lenses for Olympus
  2. 1: Olympus 35mm Macro
  3. 2: Olympus 70-300mm ED
  4. 3: Olympus 9-18mm ED
  5. 4: Sigma 10-20mm DC
  6. 5: Olympus 50mm Macro

Most Reviewed Products

Sometimes you use a piece of photo gear and just have to shout about it! The following products must have caused a spark because they've made it into our top 5 most reviewed by customers:

  1. #1: 24 reviews of the Canon 450D with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens.
  2. #2: 19 reviews of the Nikon D300 Digital SLR.
  3. #3: 17 reviews of the Nikon D700 Digital SLR.
  4. #4: 16 reviews of the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR.
  5. #5: 15 reviews of the Canon PowerShot G10 Digital Camera.

Popular Searches

The top 5 search terms from the staggering 277,324 different queries submitted over the past 6 months.

  1. 1: 'Tamron' was searched for 13,000 times
  2. 2: 'D90' in second place with 5,300 searches
  3. 3: 'D700' ranks third with 4,700 searches
  4. 4: 'Nikon D90' clocked up 4,400 queries.
  5. 5: 'D300' was searched for 3,900 times

Strange Searches

Last but not least, we've had some funny searches on our website. Despite stocking 12,000 different products, you can't currently find these on our site - should we start selling them?

Quadpod"beer can", "carpet cleaners", "Nigella Lawson Christmas kitchen", "kona mountain bikes", "guitar hero" and "4 leg tripod"!

That's it folks, thanks for reading!