I teamed this lens with the X-T3, my first mirrorless camera and my first Fuji kit for many years. The lens is superb, IS is brilliant and the quality is outstanding. It’s a solid piece of kit but is reasonably well balanced with the X-T3. Min focus distance is about six feet but even for insects it produces very good images. The focussing system isn’t as quick as my Canon DSLR but it is very workable. Manual override of autofocus is only available in “single” shot mode, and it does struggle a bit where contrast isn’t obvious, that said, switch to single shot & manually focus and it locks on fine. Both the camera & lens are a learning curve for me, but my hit rate is probably near to 90% where previously I was achieving closer to 50%. It’s an impressive lens, not too heavy, Great IS, highly enjoyable & recommended! I love it!
I bought this camera ( Canon EOS 5DS ) about two years ago, very happy with it's performance , but what makes it different to other cameras I had is its picture quality , pictures are very sharp with fine details. however if you do lots of low light or night photography may be other 5D are better option.
I had been mulling over buying a D750 for some time and came across Cotswold cameras when searching through different prices. I bit the bullet and went for it. I've only been able to truly test it out over the last couple of days. There is a lot to learn to get the best out of the camera that's for sure, but seeing the levels of detail in the pictures already is incredible to say the least. I'll be back soon for a macro lens I expect! Loving what the camera can do even at my novice skill level.
I would like to offer this as a reference to the service Cotswold Cameras have provided us over past few years, you have now supplied my son and I two Nikon D810 DSLRs and our latest purchase of a Nikon D850. The ease of ordering, speed of delivery and confidence in the level of warranty you provide, mean we would not consider going anywhere else for Nikon cameras. I note the prices you charged for these three Nikon DSLR, combined with your loyalty point system, has now saved us enough over high street prices, to fund the purchase price of a fourth DSLR when required. Many thanks for a great service Regards Gordon
Purchased the 80D as a present for my son. After a couple of emails which were answered swiftly and accurately by David, watched the unboxing video I had no hesitation in ordering. The camera arrived with in about four days. It was exactly as promised. A massive saving on high street prices with a great service. Definitely will be using again.
Brian Viercant-North Wales-
Great glass, very consistent through the range with good focus tracking and fast focus, dragged this around a lot of foreign places and its become one of my most used lenses, next to the 20mm. Nikon D850, you do need a VR lens with this body as sometime with older lenses you can get movement when hand held. Well worth the money. BV
First class service, excellent price, delivered on time as promised. Can’t fault Cottswald Cameras, will definitely use them again. I am very pleased with the D500, it is an excellent camera.
Wow, I am blown away with how good the Nikon D850 is. I just wanted to thank the team at CC for responding to my emails quickly and helping me with my decision. Delivery took 5 days from placing the order, everything was well packaged and I was able to track it from start to finish. I will be using Cotswold Cameras again for my next purchase.
Excellent camera, great service and big savings over the high street. Thanks especially to Sarah for responding to my inquiries quickly. I will be recommending you to all my friends and colleagues.
I am delighted with my new Sony A7III. This camera is a huge improvement over my A7II in just about every way. Having been let down by another well known retailer who said they had stock and didn't deliver I quickly emailed Cotswold Cameras and was told they had stock ready to ship. I placed my order and within 24 hours was sent tracking information. Sure enough the camera arrived 4 days later, well packaged and no extra delivery charges. I can't thank the team at CC enough for their excellent service. I will be back again to buy the 24-70mm GM lens as soon as my bank balance recovers.
Hi Just a quick line to let you know my camera arrived this morning, ordered Thursday delivered Monday morning; very very speedy delivery and a very very happy customer. I have until now been very wary of “grey imports,” but not anymore, I’m sure I’ll be back soon to order a lens and 1.4 iii teleconvertor. Thank you for the service and thank you for the savings.
My third camera from CC arrived this morning Wednesday 9am, only ordered last Friday, now that IS service. Can't fault the communication, excellent service from David who answered my pestering e-mails very professionally. Upto date tracking information right from the point of departure to my front door. Can't beat the price and when using my loyalty points and extra discount for paying by BACS an unbeatable price for a top notch camera, saved £600 on high street extortionate prices. I will certainly be back when I want to upgrade or just add some extra kit to my camera bag. Thanks again David and all at CC. George Ford County Durham
After reading previous reviewers comments and speaking to David at C.C I was very happy to purchase my 7d Mk2 from them. It was a seamless transaction all import duties taken care of by C.C. It comes with the wireless adapter WE-1 included and the battery charger was supplied with an asian cable with a UK suitable adapter. No problem. A point to note about downloading images using the supplied USB cable, You will not be able to get it to connect to the PC (I have A MacBook ) with the WE-1 Card inserted in the camera even if wifi is disabled. Took me a long time to solve this issue. In short great service . extremely pleased, just need to save up for the 100-400mm lens which i will have no hesitation in purchasing from Cotswold Cameras. Paul
This is my 2nd major camera purchase from Cotswold Cameras, and again their service has been 100% impeccable. It is refreshing and totally reassuring to deal with people in the UK who respond quickly to emails and your requests. We are all aware of other online companies offering cheap photographic equipment, and purport to be UK based when we know they are not and you are left "sweating" if you place an order online as to if or when you might receive the goods. No problems with Cotswold they are !00% reliable and you can order with confidence,. I hope to order again from them shortly!
Hi David, just found some time to add my comments about this super bit of kit. It still amazes me how different the results are from most other FX Nikons. set mine up with a 20mm f1.8 prime for landscape/Interiors stuff and the metering was right on the money, so well pleased and thanks for the great service, thanks again
I have used this company in the past and once again had no hesitation in ordering from them again.I purchased a Nikon D810 ordering was easy and straightforward and the item arrived early one morning securely packaged within the stated delivery period.
Recommended by a friend, I've ordered from Cotswold twice now and both times my experience has been 100% positive. This time i ordered the new Canon 6Dmk 2 which arrived promptly as promised within 4-6 working days - ordered Friday delivered following Friday. Super efficient process from start to finish. The camera is excellent, as is the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM lens I've had now for over two years which has been faultless and is a joy to use. I have no hesitation in recommending Cotswold Cameras. Thank you once again.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. I was very apprehensive about buying this Canon EOS 5d IV with 24mm to 105mm lens. A considerable purchase for me I have to say. However after a number of emails and telephone conversations with various members of the Cotswold team I made the decision to purchase the camera and lens kit. I was informed with all necessary information by email. Shipping in my case was with TNT Express Tracked End to End and only took 4 days from placing the order to arrive. I was emailed a TNT Customs Invoice to be paid before delivery. I paid it and forwarded a copy of the receipt to Cotswold Cameras, they refunded me virtually instantly. The camera arrived doubled boxed with lots of bubble protection in and around it for safety in transit. Absolutely delighted with the camera and lens. This has been a 100% seamless and trouble free transaction.. Highest Recommendations . Thank You.
Love my new camera, it's exactly the same as the one I tried at my local camera shop but I saved over £150. Great service from CC as always. Thanks.
I bought the 80D from Cotswold Cameras and everything went exactly as they said it would. From order to Delivery took 5 days and I tracked the delivery all the way. Great service thanks. I'm just getting used to my new 80d and so far I'm impressed. The new sensor is an improvement over my previous 60d and the video is excellent. I'd highly recommend Cotswold Cameras to anyone who wants to save money on their next camera purchase.
So helpful, I got confused ordering and Sara helped me through the process. Order came in three days. Perfect love my 5ds already. Will be back to Cotswold for a lens in the next couple of weeks. I can recommend this company superb!!!!!
A friend recommended Cotswold Cameras to me after he had a warranty claim for a Canon 5d mk iii quickly resolved. Looking at the price and knowing the 3 year warranty was well supported helped make my choice. The camera is incredible, shows so much detail in the images and handles really well. Overall great camera and service.
Highly recommend. Excellent communication, speed of delivery and camera!
I was a little bit apprehensive about ordering through you but you have not let me down i am totally blown away by your service, i ordered my camera body through you and a lens from a better known importer and guess what the camera was delivered this morning after arriving at stansted just after 6am my lens has only just been approved. So a very big thank you from me to everyone there for an excellent job and i will recommend you to anybody who asks where is a good place to get a camera from Thank you again Andrew price
Brilliant service great price. Very smooth and prompt transaction. Refunded shipping costs as promised with no problem.
Philip Cooke-Slough Berkshire-
An absolutely first class service from Cotswold Cameras! The ordering process for my new Nikon D810 body was very simple and straightforward. Delivery was completed in just a few days and everything arrived in first class order. As a product, the D810 will serve me with first class service and I feel confident that Cotswold Cameras will provide me with any help and assistance if ever it should be required. I will be very happy to use Cotswold cameras again for my future needs. 10 out of 10 for service!
Thank you for providing such an extraordinary service at a time of year when, frankly I expected delays in delivery. I received confirmation of my order from Cotswold Cameras by return and shortly after, notification of a Fedex tracking number. Fedex collected the D810 from Hong Kong at 3am on Monday 21st December, it was in Paris on the morning of the 22nd and arrived at Stansted that evening having cleared customs earlier that day. Fedex notified me that it would be delivered on Wednesday at 12 noon and true to their word it arrived almost bang on time at 12.08. Five days in total, exemplary service. The camera was well packed and complete with UK plugs and an English manual, what more could I ask for. Many thanks to you and the team, I now look forward to a Christmas playing with the new beast.
I had been looking for a Sony A77II, as an upgrade to my A77, for a while. A77II is a great camera with its fantastic 79 point auto focus coverage, certainly a step up from the previous model. I decided to order from Cotswold Cameras, who were displaying a very competitive internet price, after reading their excellent reviews. The whole order process was quick and easy with a quick acknowledgement and I was able to track the consignment from start to finish through Fedex. It arrived well within the stated delivery time, well packaged and in first class condition. A few days later I received an invoice for a small amount from Fedex, which I paid by card, and true to their word Cotswold refunded the amount to my Paypal account on their next Monday payment run. One very happy customer and will certainly purchase again and recommend to others considering buying new gear. Les
Sold Nikon DSLR system to buy OMD E M1 with 12-40 lens. Much smaller camera and easier to carry around. Picture quality as good as my old Nikon system and equals the Canon EOS 5D Mk iii my wife owns. Menu system easy to understand and the controls fall easily to hand. Upcoming firmware version 4 will add further to this very versatile camera. Recommended.
Steve Peberday-Penzance, Cornwall-
After extensive research online i decided to buy my D610 from Cotswold Cameras. This camera has been absolutely fantastic and taken my photography to the next level! It has 24.3 megapixels which, for me and i think many others, more than enough. The body is very comfortable to handle and weather sealed. It is my first full frame camera and i'm particularly impressed with the shutter speed and focusing options.