Carl Sanders

Carl Sanders

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Oct 21, 2004
About me:

Photographer and Educationalist : Advertising : Still Life : Editorial : Commercial : Industrial : Looking to work with similar creative individuals and specialised teams :

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On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)

An avid Hasselblad fan for over 40 years but lets be honest, the price does not reflect the quality, we went as far as a couple of 500 CWD's but then added the Nikon D800 to our system with full compliment of pro lenses. We find the Nikon system more versatile, flexible and comparable plus we can still use our Hasselblads if needed with film or hired 50MP backs. There was a distinct quality with the Carl Zeiss lenses that are not seen with the new ones, may be we should take another look but see no reason too.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (1990 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carl Sanders: Shame that it did not have 4K, huge difference!

in context to what can be done with DSLR and expectation, professional productions are not based on the equipment used but the talent of those that use them.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1990 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carl Sanders: Shame that it did not have 4K, huge difference!

@ FeDost... sure!....and if you want a dumb advice ask FeDost!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 06:16 UTC

Big deal! Already purchased all the lenses we are going to ever need with that system.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 06:02 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (1990 comments in total)

Shame that it did not have 4K, huge difference!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies

Wow! Big deal! We'll give that one a miss!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Mandarin Duck in the Birds on Water - 2 challenge (5 comments in total)

Nice clean distinctive shot.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 4th comment

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

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 11th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:06 UTC as 454th 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
http://tinyurl.com/p7rpsmu

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!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 19:45 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? (184 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!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 07:31 UTC as 30th comment
On photo 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.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 06:11 UTC as 1st comment
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1414 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?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 19:32 UTC as 45th comment
On article Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro (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!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:20 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon and Canon UK offer Spring 2013 camera rebates (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!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 11th comment
On article Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses (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!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 15:16 UTC as 5th comment
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 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!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 05:43 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (613 comments in total)

Forgive them Victor, they know not what they do!

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 05:38 UTC as 42nd 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!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 08:12 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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