Carl Sanders

Carl Sanders

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.carlsanders.co.uk
Joined on Oct 21, 2004
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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)
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Carl Sanders: All these silly in between models, how about reducing the price of those that work instead of wasting money? A couple of good proven bodies instead of the wasteful rushed failures?

Scottelly your logic does not make sense, if this was genuinely thought then you are Nikons dream client and they will continue to throw out inadequately tested bodies so that you will keep upgrading because of flaws on their last product.

As a professional, Nikon is expected to test to destruction if need be and I am sure they already know this. Their reputation is undermined when they mess up with the inadequately tested D800 (Oil spots) and the D600.

It was a mistake to purchase the Nikon system after years of Hasselblad due to poor customer care and flaws in new equipment but Canon did little to impress at the time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 07:57 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)

All these silly in between models, how about reducing the price of those that work instead of wasting money? A couple of good proven bodies instead of the wasteful rushed failures?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 11:40 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies

Well I just had to laugh at this, first time today, an involuntary outburst of laughter! This brand used to be taken seriously but how sad and funny the clown! : D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 comments in total)

Not impressed with Nikon, would give it a miss if not essential!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:06 UTC as 302nd comment | 4 replies
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Sad Joe: Well - don't shot me - but I thought the WHOLE idea of this lens was that it WOULD be SUPER SHARP wide open ...? If not then frankly was is the point? The 50 1.8 bog basic lens is pretty good and a TON of money less. Seems that Nikon have failed to do a ZEISS !

Next up - bring on the Canon 50 1.2 L MK2 (but please Canon give it some faster AF and whilst your at it IS ) and if you could ensure it sells for less than the new Nikon everyone (apart from Nikon users) will be very happy.

Butterflyskies; they both look awful! http://tinyurl.com/olnflj9
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Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 19:52 UTC

Our expectation was high for this lens based on the price that now clearly does not reflect the performance. When the standard 50mm out performs at a quarter of the price why would anyone purchase it? The little benefit it gains in night work does not justify the high price when standard lenses are comparable. This is one for the birds!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 19:45 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

Who cares, they have lost their reputation as a solid innovative company, they are just a shadow of what they used to be!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 07:31 UTC as 28th comment
On GCP-Cork-Screw in the Corkscrews challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice shot, have used this lighting myself as our studio has fabulous morning sun and again through window blinds.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 06:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

Arf! Are we supposed to take this seriously! The poor chap that dashed out and purchased one on this advice! The best camera is the one that feels comfortable in the hand and we all have different sized hands. That is simplistic to operate to get the picture we want, when we want it. The best tool for one person is not the best tool for someone else so........dare it be said, pointless!

Worthy of this award? Gulp! More cheese Gromit?

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 19:32 UTC as 44th comment
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)

I just do not see the bitterness in this review as claimed by some and the tips are useful to the wise. I also moved to London age 27 to assist some of the best advertising, still life, editorial and car photographers in Europe on major campaigns. Freelance opportunities also gained with some fashion photographers though over time the still life and commercial work became more prominent.

If this article is read appropriately it will be found very useful though to add; success is usually down to how likeable people find each other and want want to continue a working relationship. Personality counts for a lot, possibly the reason I am a downright failure! Arf! Just kiddin! or am I ?

Thanks for sharing Martin, all the best!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:20 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon and Canon UK offer Spring 2013 camera rebates article (16 comments in total)

The problem with rebates is that they are not given unless is against another purchase. When we did purchase a 70 - 200mm VII, the third pro lens of the trinity, the shop did not know how to use the rebate card so it never did get used. There is also limitation if ordering over the internet no one can process the card. So it appears to be a waste of time and our money. We still await £70 + rebate after some 6 months on purchase of over £5,000 + kit! Pointless marketing ploy why waste our time with this nonsense and deduct on purchase. It is cause of much resentment and the worst camera company we have come across! We still have this useless card with £70 + on it but doubt if we will ever put it to use as there are not other nikon items to purchase! It is maddening!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 11th comment
On Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses article (142 comments in total)

Does this really need a test, a long running question? A duff lens on any sensor is going to give duff results. An excellent lens on a duff sensor is going to give duff results. So buy the best lens and stop buying duff sensors.

At least with a best lens a sensor that meets expectation will come along. It is not rocket science! As most kit at this level is exceptional, such tests are for the birds! Get out more and take photographs!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 15:16 UTC as 5th comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Just realised why it is called the Lunar, one would have to be a Lunatic to buy one! What an unfortunate mistake!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 05:43 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Forgive them Victor, they know not what they do!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 05:38 UTC as 39th comment

"Hasselblad plans to release a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera utilizing Sony's E-Mount."....Forgive them Victor, for they know not what they do!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 08:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image comparison article (94 comments in total)

They both look impressive, would be great to shoot with these for a commercial in a studio set up.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 14:24 UTC as 22nd comment
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Sighthound: During the analog era of Hasselblad I used (and still using) the other "flagships" 205 TCC and 205 FCC with nearly all FE lenses. These cameras had been built with pure sturdy metal and with very fine lenses from Zeiss/Oberkochen.
Today the company build cameras with plastic and no more Zeiss lenses, but the same incredible high price like of that analog time. Therefore i'm full of disappointment of the brand Hasselblad and their policy of merchandising: because I live nearly the Zeiss factory, Zeiss is not allowed to produce and sell the older FE-lenses, which wouldn't damaged the Hasselblad.
I believe the next 10 years you will see disappearing the Hasselblad Digital cameras: they are not better than a Pentax 450 D , the sensors from Phase One are more ready for use with different camera models and so on.
Hasselblad had oversleeped a lot!

ooops! it posted the above in error.

When we bought our first Hasselblad 501/cm in 76, there was no doubt in our mind about it being the best camera in the world, we do not share that same enthusiasm and excitement as we did then with these newer models. Must admit the HD5 does look cute though! : )

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 22:27 UTC
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Sighthound: During the analog era of Hasselblad I used (and still using) the other "flagships" 205 TCC and 205 FCC with nearly all FE lenses. These cameras had been built with pure sturdy metal and with very fine lenses from Zeiss/Oberkochen.
Today the company build cameras with plastic and no more Zeiss lenses, but the same incredible high price like of that analog time. Therefore i'm full of disappointment of the brand Hasselblad and their policy of merchandising: because I live nearly the Zeiss factory, Zeiss is not allowed to produce and sell the older FE-lenses, which wouldn't damaged the Hasselblad.
I believe the next 10 years you will see disappearing the Hasselblad Digital cameras: they are not better than a Pentax 450 D , the sensors from Phase One are more ready for use with different camera models and so on.
Hasselblad had oversleeped a lot!

We have to agree with this, our favourite lenses were the older C T* Lenses that were all heavy metal and robust. We later purchased the 503CW and the 50, 80 and 150 CFi lenses only to find that the sync socket broke off the 150 the first time it was used.

This was the turning point for us and it was perceived that Hasselblad had started to cut corners and loose it's way! We are very disappointed with the build quality of the newer plastic lenses and pointed this out to Zeiss. Colleagues also mention the plastic feel of the Fujiblad and it not being as robust as the older V system.

We also pointed out to Hasselblad that they should make available their body that takes any digital back to everyone and not just as an upgrade from older cameras.

The new body aesthetics look fine if that is a pearl white and black body and not grey, can not tell in a photograph.

I am not convinced that the Hasselblad name cuts it as it used too, as it fails to lead the industry anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 22:04 UTC
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Sighthound: During the analog era of Hasselblad I used (and still using) the other "flagships" 205 TCC and 205 FCC with nearly all FE lenses. These cameras had been built with pure sturdy metal and with very fine lenses from Zeiss/Oberkochen.
Today the company build cameras with plastic and no more Zeiss lenses, but the same incredible high price like of that analog time. Therefore i'm full of disappointment of the brand Hasselblad and their policy of merchandising: because I live nearly the Zeiss factory, Zeiss is not allowed to produce and sell the older FE-lenses, which wouldn't damaged the Hasselblad.
I believe the next 10 years you will see disappearing the Hasselblad Digital cameras: they are not better than a Pentax 450 D , the sensors from Phase One are more ready for use with different camera models and so on.
Hasselblad had oversleeped a lot!

Digital techniques in software can replace analogue tilt and shift requirements, take a look at close up watches and jewellery, usually 'stacked'.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 21:34 UTC

Good to see the new release though perceived as cosmetic and viewed with slight disappointment in comparison with Nikon. We have been with Hasselblad for the past 35years, majestic cameras but loosing their way to the competition if they are not careful.

As we lack all forms of common sense and intelligence, it is likely that we will eventually be drawn into a confusion of derangement and purchase one, as we did blindly with the then CFV backs. Manufacturers just love fools like us, so laughably gullible!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:03 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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