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Canon General / Great customer service - Wex Photographic UK
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:03:29 AM »
So this year has been tough, I was laid off from the day job and doing a bit of second shooting at weddings has dried up with the guy I was shooting for (if any UK chaps are looking for a South East based second, please drop me a line!) so with Christmas knocking on our door I was filled with a sinking feeling when my step daughter (12 years old) said she wanted a camera like mine and wanted to learn all about photography.

Now this would be a lovely pass time for us and give us more chance to bond so I set about looking for a used low end dslr and settle on getting her a 450D as they have enough features for her needs starting out and cheap enough for my current situation.

I call Wex and get talking to a rep there and explained what kind of thing I was looking for and my level of equipment (5d3 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 etc) and rather than just go to the huge stock list and just send anything, seems to have found me a very good example.

Boxed near mint looking original packaging 450D with most cables still in original packaging which is a great start indeed. Open the box and the body looks like it is brand new, as does the kit lens (18-55) so I am chuffed to bits with the service and the quality being totally as described which is quite unusual for used equipment.

Needless to say I will be looking for another body should I ever start to shoot weddings solo and she will want to upgrade from the 450D at some point and get a couple of her own lens....Wex will now get a good bit more trade from me in the future as good customer service is something long lost these days (or maybe I was just too used to Jessops lol).

Anyway that is all, if you want a bit of kit, sure they are not as cheap as a bunch of online traders...but you get a service that online cheap box shifters never give...so props to them :)

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Landscape / Las Vegas questions
« on: November 12, 2013, 10:33:34 AM »
Hi Guys,

So I am tagging along with the wife to a work trip to LV (from the UK) this weekend and it seems I will have at least two days of "dead time" without her during the day.

Is it worth taking the camera and are there shots worth grabbing during the day, excluding major places like the canyon as she will also want to see that?

Kit wise any suggestions, keep it light for travel? I have a 5d3, 24-70 2.8 II, 50 1.4, 70-200 2.8 I and a 600 speedlight

Many thanks in advance.

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Lenses / The real reason to buy a "Big White" Canon lens
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:34:56 PM »
So I have been hand holding my 70-200 2.8 and thus the collar was just sitting on my desk...while processing some pictures I had a moment of inspiration as pictured :)

(PS crappy picture taken with iphone as I could not be bothered to get the SLR out of the boot of my car to snap this)

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Black & White / Street shot C&C please
« on: May 15, 2013, 09:11:24 AM »
Hello guys,

My first real submission for C&C (second actually, but back onto someone elses thread) trying to pluck up the courage to hit people up more in the streets non candid style.

Turns out he was a nice chap after a quick chat before I moved on.

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