Carl Sanders

Carl Sanders

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at
Joined on Oct 21, 2004
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Carl Sanders' current gear

Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom
Nikon D5100
Nikon D800
Useful holiday camera, though quality is now noticeably weak!
Directional view screen ideal for difficult angle shots on monopod. Live view and video options! 16MP Back up camera
Excellent so far but complicated menu system!
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Fine wide on D5100 or D800 plastic bayonet fitting would not recommend!
Fine lens connected to 5100 or D800, light, though annoyingly slow focus!
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Used the most at the moment and the first one put on camera.
Favourite lens, nice balance, pin sharp!
Not as heavy after continual use, fits in well with 24 - 70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Another favourite, some extraordinary characteristics that produce beautiful results.
An excellent sharp lens that compliments our Nikon system. Out performs the Nikon version.
Other gear:
  • Bowens Power Packs x 3 asymmetric 3k packs with heads. Soft boxes and light shapers.
  • Carl Zeiss Lenses 40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 120 Macro, 150mm and 300mm Tele for Hasselblad V system
  • Elincrom 500K heads Portable light mono blocks, location works (3 sets)
  • Hasselblad 501CM Purchased to use with pistol grip and older accessories, used with CFV Digital and film, love this camera!
  • Hasselblad 503CWD Two cameras with full lens range using 16MP back, ties up with studio camera Sinar P2
  • Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight
  • Schneider lenses 75mm, 2 x 90mm, 150mm and 300mm Various 5 x 4 lenses used with Digital back CFV
  • Sinar P2 Sliding back with CFV digital back

Carl Sanders' wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G
Added Oct 30, 2013
This has not had good reviews but some may have missed the point or not so unlikely to purchase until tested.
Other gear:
  • CFV39 Informed that this sensor size is ideal for practical use, without loss of depth of field and file sizes that other photographers have had problems with.
  • Hasselblad HD4 Huge drop in prices is of concern, not convinced this camera now carries the value for money and quality expected, hanging loose to see what happens! HD5 Just announced!

Carl Sanders' previous gear

Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Olympus Om1n Recently purchased to shoot film and scan. Old favourite, shot all offshore work with Comex Diving on this!
  • Olympus Om2n Recently purchased and refurbished at Luton Camera, will scan film, old favourite system instead of the heavy clunky Nikons!
  • Pentax K1000 Fabulous little camera, took three on a shoot in Holland in the 70's, all with different lenses!