Carl Sanders

Carl Sanders

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

Photographer : Advertising : Still Life : Editorial : Commercial

Carl Sanders' current gear

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5300
Nikon D800
Directional view screen ideal for difficult angle shots on monopod. Live view and video options! 16MP Back up camera
Considering that it take only 4 settings; ISO, shutter speed, f stop and focus to take a photograph, these cameras are overly complicated with so many menus and buttons! :(
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 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Used the most at the moment and the first one put on camera.
Excellent lens and fits in well with the other pro zooms.
Favourite lens, nice balance, pin sharp, well sort of!
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Not as heavy after continual use, fits in well with 24 - 70mm f/2.8G ED
Used this to replace a damaged 55 - 300 AF-s. More useful and sharper.
Another favourite, some extraordinary characteristics that produce beautiful results.
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
An excellent sharp lens that compliments our Nikon system. Though not weather sealed it out performs the Nikon version hence it's inclusion.
Other gear:
  • Bowens Power Packs Bowens Power Packs x 3 asymmetric 3k packs with 3k heads. Large - small soft boxes and light shapers. 3K ring flash and Bowens 3k Zoom spot with screens.
  • Cambo UST Studio Stand Cambo UST Studio Stand : A must have beautiful heavy stand used for 10 x 8 and 5 x 4 cameras, absolutely rock solid!
  • Carl Zeiss Lenses Hasselblad medium format : 40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 120 Macro, 150mm and 300mm Tele for Hasselblad V system. These lens also double up on the Nikon cameras with an adapter.
  • Elincrom 500K heads Elincrom 500K heads Portable light mono blocks, location works (3 sets) mainly used for location though we need to get a generator for the outdoor work.
  • Epsom 750 Scanner Epsom 750 Scanner : one of the best cost effective scanners we have come across for 35, 6 x 6 and large format.
  • Gitzo Carbon GT3541 Tripod with Arca Swiss Ball Z1 Gitzo Carbon GT3541 Tripod with Arca Swiss Ball Z1 : Excellent piece of kit, lightweight and exacting.
  • 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
  • Metz 45-CL Digital x 2 with power packs.
  • 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 All black Sinar P2 Camera with Sinar sliding back for CFV digital back and others. Fabulous piece of kit that we love using!
  • Strobe Lighting : City 5000 : 824 : Strips : Fish Frys : Swimming Pool : Spot.

Carl Sanders' wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Fujifilm X-T2
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G
Added Sep 3, 2016
Added Jul 17, 2016
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:
  • 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!