williams359

Lives in United Kingdom bristol, United Kingdom
Works as a photographer
Joined on Sep 30, 2004

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On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (273 comments in total)
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brockmo: My daughter "essentially" eloped. They (she and husband) hated the idea of such contrived, commercial event, which is what weddings have become. They also agreed it was a huge waste of money.

Instead just close family, and few friends ( all told, about a dozen folks) went to a small Vegas chapel, celebrated in the casino, and everyone attending was encouraged to take as many iphone, P&S pictures as they pleased. Later all the photos were pooled via social media. Really crappy by pro standards but perfectly depict the pure, spontaneous joy of the occasion.

We later surprised them with a check, and together with what the in-laws also gave, covered about half the cost of their future house.

If they Eloped it would be just the two of them. They went with a small wedding . I wonder if they told their friends they thought all modern weddings were contrived and commercialised, their married friends would have loved that. Weddings big and small are what you make of them. They wanted a small wedding and thats great but no need to people down who want to celebrate their love with all their friends and family.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 08:40 UTC

If it had duel card slots I would order one today. I retire in 25 years time, will I see a canon camera with duel card slots with a tilting screen before then. :(

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

All I want is a canon camera with duel cards and a tilting screen. Is that to much to ask for

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 26th comment | 50 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)

I Bought this lens for £900 and used it to photograph 400 weddings and then sold it for £750. Best value lens ever, I now have the mark II

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 09:26 UTC as 10th comment

I've had a Manfrotto bag for a year now and it's holding up well.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 08:17 UTC as 4th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2141 comments in total)

At £1999 I would order one tomorrow but at £3599 I can wait.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 457th comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (446 comments in total)

I have been a canon shooter at weddings since the 10D. What I love about this camera for the first time since I bought my first DSLR I don't feel the need to get the latest model. I have a 1DX and don't feel the need to upgrade to the MKII. After years of spending thousands of pounds on the newest model it feels great that I don't have too.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 10:11 UTC as 68th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)

I think this is a great camera but again with a small market place. As much as I love this camera and applaud Hasselblad as a wedding photographer its not for me. I can see them selling more than their current line up. Flash sync of 1/2000 almost makes if worth buying

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:32 UTC as 137th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

I would like them to bring out something for the wedding photographer. When I started 16 years ago lots of wedding photographers used Hasselblads. Now I don't know any, Im sure there are some but none I know.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

I love the 1DX II for one main reason, I don't need it. Ive had canons from the 10D and each time a new camera came out I felt I needed to upgrade. Over the years this has cost a fortune. I now shoot weddings on a 1DX and I just don't see the need to upgrade for the first time. FANTASTIC, time to buy a bigger boat.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 11:27 UTC as 50th comment

Canon do make some strange decisions. They bring out a high end compact in the g5x and the cripple it with a raw shooting speed of less than one photo per second. Why would you do that?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 06:35 UTC as 59th comment
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Eagle430s: SO canon finally released a camera with an evf (something that sony and Panasonic have done a few years ago)..and what is canon giving us?
A camera with 1" sensor that is more expensive than sony a6000 with its excellent aps-c sensor.. For me as a semi-pro photographer image quality and low noise are very important , something that 1" sensors will not stand a chance against the newer aps-c sensors.
I think canon should hire a new r&d department and start looking at what the other brands are offering the last years.
Just because is Canon brand does not make it a super camera anymore

The kit lens on the A6000 is very poor so add to that the cost of decent glass to get real price. As for no super camera, I like my 1DX a lot, it's super!!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:26 UTC

If you were reading the posts without knowing what camera it's about, you would think this is a video camera first, stills second. It's not it's a camera to take photographs that also does video. There are very few post on here on the photographic capability, only 4K and how it looks.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 10:18 UTC as 2nd comment

I think i'm the only one who likes the way it looks.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 09:23 UTC as 3rd comment

Like any camera, if you want the best out of it you have to pay for the right lenses. I have it just as a holiday camera with the kit lens, it's ok but not great.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 04:13 UTC as 118th comment
On article WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability (77 comments in total)

$50 thats ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 11:15 UTC as 5th comment
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (610 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: Strange to include the RX1R, a great compact fixed lens camera, in a roundup named "Heavy Hitters: high-end full frame roundup". While it is "full frame", it is not, nor does it pretend to be, a "heavy hitter".

Stranger still to exclude the D4S and 1DX because "they're aimed at working photojournalists and sports photographers." Its like excluding the Klitschko brothers from list of heavyweight boxing contenders because they're too tall.

The title does say enthusiast camera, the D4S and 1DX are many things but they are not, enthusiast. Unless you are rich.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On article Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon (150 comments in total)

Whatever it is, it will cost twice what it replaces.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 09:52 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)

Twice the price of the lens it replaces, it must be canon. £1200

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR (70 comments in total)

I think part of the problem for both canon and nikon is that we have got to a stage where we do no need to upgrade every time. The D3 D3s and the D4 were all such great cameras a lot of pros will not need to upgrade. Remember not all professional photographs are earning $100,000 a year. Most earn a lot less and these cameras are so expensive. Canon were very crafty in bring out a fantastic flash system that would not work fully with the 1D MKIV forcing me to get a 1DX when my trusty MK IV could have lasted a lot longer.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 7th comment
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