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Photobook £1.00 @ Boots - Nottingham

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Photobooks reduced down to £1 at boots Nottingham rrp £18 and £14.
laura7piano Avatar4d, 19h agoFound 4 days, 19 hours ago4 Comments
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good find op, heat added
They had these for a pound at Doncaster boots too :)
They said £2 on the label but scanned in at a £1 so even better !!
awesome!!!
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100pg Photo Book voucher was £79ish now £20.00 @ Bonusprint

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What's included? Any Large Photo Book 100 pages (24 standard, 76 extra) Photo Cover & UK P&P Voucher worth £79.37 for £20 Campaign terms and conditions This deal is available to purchase unt…
Hunt4deal Avatar1w, 20h agoFound 1 week, 20 hours ago3 Comments
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i bought 2 brilliant photobooks had to buy two seperate times to get each at same price now gone for canvas print 50 percent off on same link
MSE blag/glitch or whatever their monetization thing calls it:

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/bonusprint
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I can't find the voucher, could you help me please
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A4 Landscape 60-Page (£10) + £4.99 P&P or 100-Page Hardcover Photo Book (£15) + £5.99 P&P (Up to 85% Off) Groupon / Printerpix (Delivery: £4.99 for 60 pages - £5.99 for 100 pages) £14.99

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Groupon Deal Choose between two options for the A4 landscape hardcover photo book, distributed by Printerpix: £10 for one 60-page photo book (84% off) £15 for one 100-page photo book (8…
raeble Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago5 Comments
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Have to agree.. One of the worst photo books I've ever had..

Look out for the Bonus Print like TAZMANUK has mentioned or Albelli offers
just got a brilliant one from bonusprint hardbacked with printed photo, 100 pages, free delivery £20 look on money saving expert site for photobook offers.

you have to follow the link, buy the £20 voucher that allows you to get the offer of a large book which is size of a normal kiddies album book
awful
Really poor reviews
Might be worth reading this first though
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Jessops Photo Book - Hardback Large Landscape 21x28cm with £10 off first order = £10.44

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Register with Jessops and they will send you a welcome email for signing up which contains a £10 voucher off your first order. VOUCHER CODE: WELCOMEBOOK I ordered a Hardback Large Landscape pho…
krazykush Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago12 Comments
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I uploaded about 30 images on Monday, saved the project, went back today to continue the process, and the price has gone up from £18 ish to £31.49p. I presume their 'sale' has finished, so not paying £21 for the photobook !!!
Fizzpop28
Hi, does the photo book need to be made on the Jessop's app? Thanks

No you can make it online as well. I did it online using the website.
Hi, does the photo book need to be made on the Jessop's app? Thanks
wansheet
Is there an expiry date for this
Thanks

There was no expiry date mentioned on the email so cannot say for sure if/when the code would expire.
ozodimal
Rather a misleading OP title. Looks at first sight as if it's "£10.44-£10 off first order", ie 44p! Suggest better if written as "with £10 off first order=£10.44".

Sorry it was 3am when I posted the deal so didn't realise it was misleading. Have updated the title. Thanks
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Ilford Multigrade Fiber base Warmtone semi matt 5x7" 100 Sheets £14.80 prime / £19.55 non prime @ Amazon

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Bit of a niche product here as you need a darkroom and chemicals to use it. This will NOT work in an inkjet printer. Cheapest I can see with stock elsewhere is Silverprint @ £43.39 a pack. Prices on s…
anewman Avatar2w, 4d agoFound 2 weeks, 4 days ago4 Comments
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Computer raises price on views
I think it's probably when something sells it goes up.

Here's an example that's truly bizarre...

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http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/1771266-Ilford-Photo-Paper-Sheets/product/B004TQGL9U?utm_campaign=chrome_ext&utm_source=&utm_medium=camelizer

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Computer raises price on views
Looks like the price has already gone back up oO Now £34.23. I don't understand how Amazon pricing works.
Doh!
What's it for?
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Musical Photo Carousel £4.99 @ Clintons

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Lovely Musical Photo Carousel. 70% off. Was £28, Reduced to £8.40, Scanned at £4.99. Not sure of the tune it plays, fits 8 small photos. Can't wait to give this as a gift! Found at Liverpool Sto…
lrt4eva Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago1 Comment
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May I know which store in Liverpool please?
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Free photo editing app Brushstroke usually £3.99 until 1st September via the Apple Store app

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This is a great little photo editing app for your iPad iPhone usually £3.99 but for a limited time it's free until 1st September . Download via the Apple Store app . With brushstroke you can transform…
rdbradshaw Avatar3w, 2d agoFound 3 weeks, 2 days ago30 Comments
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Good paint effects .... but I don't think I will buy the prints from the printing company it links you to .... quoted me almost £75.00 for a print of one of my pictures!!
Thx Op. Got it straight away, no hassle
Thanks heat added!
Maybe they should rename it apple shop app, to avoid confusion with Apple app store
Great! Downloading now! Thanks . Heat added X)
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30% off Photo Books when you Spend £60 + with Voucher @ Albelli

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25% off Photo Books with voucher @ Albelli

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50% off photo gifts at Truprint

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Raspberry Pi 3 model b @ Amazon for £30.75 Sold by kent photo and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Amazon prime next day delivery. Fulfilled by Amazon. Pretty good price. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the third generation Raspberry Pi. This powerful credit-card sized single board computer can b…
memistokkan Avatar4w, 2d agoFound 4 weeks, 2 days ago21 Comments
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£30.25 now
ra11
is this still limited to 1080p? looking at a Win10 box 4k for £52
Yes the Video core is not changed the Max resolution is 1080p but of course lower options are available with the upper limit of 1080p. I have to say I've a high end set up (1080p) with 7.1 active and external decoder and the image and sound from the RP1, RP2 and RP3 is stunning. Make sure if you are using Kodi you enable the external decoding of audio as the default is downsample to 2 chan. For HD video via USB the Freeveiw HD sticks start at £15 or £3 for SD. Nice feature of Kodi and TVHeadend is the recordings are unencrypted.

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ibiza
I have one I was given as a present but its still sitting in the box.

Years ago I used to write computer games (6502 so really years ago), can these be easily set up to emulate 1980s games machines?


​check out Retro Pie
I have one I was given as a present but its still sitting in the box.

Years ago I used to write computer games (6502 so really years ago), can these be easily set up to emulate 1980s games machines?
Still waiting for Google to release official Android on it and Microsoft to release proper Windows 10 on it, apparently both are in the works.
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24 months interest free credit on all orders over £500 @ Calumet Photographic

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Not sure if it qualifies as a proper deal as such but 24 months interest free from a great photographic seller is not to be sniffed at if you are in the market for some new kit. Applies to purchases o…
labbey Avatar4w, 2d agoFound 4 weeks, 2 days ago2 Comments
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I've used it in the last week to buy a Sigma 150-600m lens. They didn't have it in stock but I still received in within 6 days after they back ordered it from their suppliers
Yeah they have already called me to ask if I want the lenses I ordered sent separately from the camera or wait. Good service.
I've used it in the last week to buy a Sigma 150-600m lens. They didn't have it in stock but I still received in within 6 days after they back ordered it from their suppliers
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** HP Everyday A4 200gsm Glossy Photo Paper 25 sheets only 40p + delivery @ eBuyer ** £3.98

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Morning. This looks like a generous offer from eBuyer. These are currently priced at £5.01 each on Amazon. Worth it only if you buy more than 1 pack. Still thinking about it :) HP Everyday Photo…
mobjw Avatar1m, 3h agoFound 1 month, 3 hours ago5 Comments
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Just had my order cancelled - no stock apparently even though it said 251 in stock when I ordered, ho hum.
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£3.58 delivery
I know and it goes up every time I add more to the basket :) This is putting me off buying :|
Still cheaper than Amazon.
I added some heat.
Cheers :D
mobjw
oUkTuRkEyIII
£3.58 delivery
I know and it goes up every time I add more to the basket :) This is putting me off buying :|

Still cheaper than Amazon.

I added some heat.
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£3.58 delivery
I know and it goes up every time I add more to the basket :) This is putting me off buying :|

Edited By: mobjw on Jul 29, 2016 01:20
£3.58 delivery
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Freeprints Photobooks - free 20 page 7x5 Photobooks for the price of shipping! (new customers get a free upgrade to a 8x6 hard cover)

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Freeprints now have a photo book app where you can get a 20 page 7x5 photobook free but for the price of shipping every month! new users get a free upgrade to 8x6 hard back
adiadiere Avatar1m, 18h agoFound 1 month, 18 hours ago6 Comments
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Just ordered one there and used the photos from a family day out.

Got an additional 22 pages on top of the free 20 and upgrade to 8x6 hardback. Went for matt front & glossy pages so that was £5 extra too. Think P&P was £5.99?

All in £20 delivered, expect it to look great but is reasonable for a photo book.

Thanks OP!
i got my first one other week the quality aint bad just postage is hefty
OP, the cost of shipping needs to be clearly stated in the title as there's no way of getting this without paying that price - just mentioning shipping doesn't really help. Should be a simple edit.
How much is the shipping cost actually?
I am yet to receive my first batch of photos but the postage is fine when you get £1.49 off your first order. For a one of its not a bad price at all.
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Download photo edit ON1 Effects 10 Free worth $39.99

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DYNAMIC CONTRAST Add the best clarity or tonal contrast to make the photo pop GLOW Add a beautiful soft focus glow VIGNETTE Darken or lighten the edges BLACK & WHITE Create monoch…
Nottin Avatar1m, 18h agoFound 1 month, 18 hours ago2 Comments
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It's Free for 60 Days (60-day trial)

Hmm, previously then ON1 have had this offer, it has been for the full version. I liked it so much I bought the suite - hence, clever marketing maybe.

Excellent spot OP, for some very powerful software. Needs a decent PC though especially when integrated with Photoshop CC.
It's Free for 60 Days (60-day trial)
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FREE! Freebie - Microsoft Pix By Microsoft Corporation @ iOS App Store

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Take better photos without extra effort! Microsoft Pix has serious intelligence behind the lens, so it can automatically tweak settings for each shot, and immediately enhance your photos, to help peop…
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For those wondering, it's 0p
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Free Low light Photography Foldout guide

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Night-time City scenes Moonlit landscapes Low-Light protrait shots Painting with lights
Nottin Avatar1m, 1d agoFound 1 month, 1 day ago3 Comments
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Thank you..
useful. thanks
cheers op

heat
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FREE The Complete Dictionary of Photography by Ben Brain

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FREE The Complete Dictionary of Photography informative, enlightening and entertaining by Ben Brain
Nottin Avatar1m, 1d agoFound 1 month, 1 day ago3 Comments
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Street Photographer = Someone who takes photos of people walking passed them. Comparable photographic skills to a 5 year old child, owning their first camera on Christmas Day.

Fine Art Photographer = Pretentious t**t, uses 10x ND filter, and PP the image to black and white.

N.A.N.C.R = Not Another Nikon Camera Recall.
Haha! Easy heat! :p

Did you find anything good from other magazines? All I got were a few computer arts ones that aren't of much interest to me:

http://mos.futurenet.com/resources/computerarts/CAP128_tut_flash.pdf
http://mos.3dworldmag.com/TDW108.f_outsource.pdf
http://mos.3dworldmag.com/TDW94.s_farm.pdf
http://mos.3dworldmag.com/tdw110-studio.pdf
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Free 288 page Sports and Action Photography ebook worth £6.99

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Become an action pro photographer overnight. Filled with incredible tips and shooting tutorials from the professionals.
Nottin Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago5 Comments
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Very useful, thank you.
Thanks
Thank you...
Cheers! Have some heat 8)
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10 FREE 4x6 photo prints inc. 2nd Class postal delivery @ FreePrints

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I found this app on the App Store and I can see it's been promoted on here in the past. I just downloaded it and not only got their 45 free prints offer, but they're also offering 10 free 4x6 prints I…
geekonthepc Avatar1m, 3d agoFound 1 month, 3 days ago29 Comments
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This offer is ongoing and has been for a while now :) I recieved my free prints the other week and have had some delivered the week before after ordering a different lot on an iPad and then ordering some more on my phone with a different account. You can get twice as many then! :)
is it only for new customers?
is the offer still ongoing?
holsababe
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Can someone please tell me if the sizes r in cm or inches ? Plz


Inches


Normal photo sizes
angel1411
Can someone please tell me if the sizes r in cm or inches ? Plz


Inches
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4 sheets personalised photo wrapping paper only £2.50 inc p&p in Next Sale

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By the tills I saw these voucher cards for Wrap.me down from £6.99 to only £2.50. The wrapping paper can have up to 30 photos on and are 65cm x 46cm you get 4 sheets with free UK delivery within 3 wor…
nice2bnice Avatar1m, 5d agoFound 1 month, 5 days ago10 Comments
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Jolenejo
Wrapping paper that gets ripped of and put in the bin oO


​Thank you for reminding us what wrapping paper is, I'd forgotten for a minute there.
You could always use this wrapping paper to create your own personalised gifts by decoupaging :)
foxyladykezza
was there a code?
You buy the wrap.me voucher card for £2.50 then go on line following the instructions. The card will have a unique code.
was there a code?
gmerchant
which next store was this pls? thanks
It was the Tamworth branch
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55% off all Photo Prints with voucher @ Photo Book

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65% off Calendars with voucher @ Photo Book

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50% off Pillows, Desktop Plaques & Luggage Tags with voucher @ Photo Book

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60% off Softcover, Hardcover and Pro Series Photo-books with voucher @ Photo Book

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Framed Prints 35% off with voucher Code @ Photo Book

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55% off All Custom Canvas & Metal Prints with voucher @ Photo Book

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Prisma – Art Filters and Photo Effects for Images (iTunes only)

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This iApp has been getting a lot of attention recently. It allows you modify images taken with a camera. "Prisma transforms your photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Munk, Picas…
Blue Lou Avatar1m, 2w agoFound 1 month, 2 weeks ago2 Comments
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A lot of fun, with good results!
Mashable have put together a gallery with some images created with the app:

http://mashable.com/2016/07/10/prisma-app-photo-art/#zmgstKMUMZqc
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Photo Works Projects 3 - FREE for limited time

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I have not tried this (Yet !) but thought I would share as it looks a good discount (from $129 to FREE for limited time) Details from the website PHOTO WORKS Projects 3 automatically edits photo…
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The way i got this was down load the software from site directly then input the L/KEY when loaded that has worked fine for me good luck guys .
Worked fine for me, but I used Chrome.

After downloading, there's yet another site you have to sign up to, so you can get your user and serial key.


Edited By: FinderOfDeals on Jul 12, 2016 11:12
Just to add I tried to download with firefox and I got a blank page. Tried a few times then again when my email came with download link but it then said download limit reached - so hopefully others have better luck
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25% off all imagery using voucher code @ Alamy

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Epson Expression Photo XP-760 All-in-One Photo Printer @ Amazon £99.99

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Back at this price. Normally £129.99. Great reviews.
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I bought it for this price, but there was also a promo deal on inks.
The intention was for our wedding. Worked out ok but bit slow for instant prints.
Neigh impossible to link it wirelessly to camera (Sony a6000) even though both are supposedly compatible for direct printing. Supremely clunky.
Can do tablet printing but since its a photo printer you'd want to post process to get the best out, however there are very little apps which can do that on tablet with ease.
Wireless connectivity is fine with a router, plug and play.
The mechanism itself is meh, there is a slide out tray and flip with a motor (like the old school single din touchscreen head units in a car) this potentially die in the future, it's also quite slow.
Print itself is very nice, imo better than boots photo printing quality etc. I would've gone up in size to A3 version if I was an enthusiast in photo printing.
Colour cartridges are circa £70. I'm on my 2nd already (bought it few months ago), there are alternative inks but the whole set up is around £50. (chip re setter, 6x inks), NB: it will use your old cartridges, but need to refill BEFORE it goes empty.
I'm personally still on the fence with that, I have a colour laser for documents etc so I may not go into this option.

Overall it's nice, I am kind of into photography (5+ years and £2k+ of equipment later..) but not specifically a photo printer enthusiast. If you have a use for it (like I did), great, if not, I'd just look at AIO and be done with it. :)
Been watching this for last few months, up and down like a yo yo, they keep price matching Currys
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10% off Canon Binoculars at Wex Photographic. Use code BINO716 for example Canon 10x30is reduced from £369 ... which is a good pricr to £332.00. I got a further £10 off through Topcashback.

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Wex Photographic offers 10% off Canon Binoculars. Use code BINO716 eg. 10x30is are image stabilising and down from £369 (£444 direct from Canon) to £332.(£321 via TopCashback).
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These are great binoculars. I have these, and the Canon 18x50.

Edited By: LotusJas on Jul 09, 2016 22:29
tempt
WEX do a credit check even if you pay by debit card and the footprint stays on your credit file for a year.
Why would they do a check if you are paying in full? That's not good at all
Was going to go for this but couldn't see the point :p
Best dealer I have ever dealt with, their customer service is outstanding. Better than Amazon and much better than John Lewis.
WEX do a credit check even if you pay by debit card and the footprint stays on your credit file for a year.
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Wex Photographic £35 off orders over £250, £20 off orders over £150

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Compact Digital Camera £355.00 @ Calumet Photographic

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Great deal for this 20.2MP 1" sensor camera with 4.2x optical zoom, tilt screen and 1080P video at 60 fps. For today (Sunday 3 July) add to basket and it will show up as £355. Usual prices for thi…
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brilly
shows 375 which is the real normal price
if was 355 it was an ok deal but no need to exaggerate prices
You only had to read the first few lines of the descriptionoO
why would i trust that? it says the usual price is 450quid oO

Edited By: brilly on Jul 03, 2016 20:04
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Deal posted is MK1, no mention of MK2, but photo shown is incorrect.
Changed the photo. Ones from the Calumet website didn't allow url or saving image. Never did mention that it was a mark ii. There also isn't a mark i, just the original G7 X, which I put in the heading.
brilly
shows 375 which is the real normal price
if was 355 it was an ok deal but no need to exaggerate prices
You only had to read the first few lines of the descriptionoO
Deal posted is MK1, no mention of MK2, but photo shown is incorrect.
This appears to be the older 'mark I' version from 2014, not the one depictured on deal miniature
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Canon EOS 5D MARK III Body £1,352.01 dale photographic

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Fantastic price from good retailer + 0% finance !
pavel76 Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago43 Comments
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regcar
Thanks for all the expert comment. I am not a pro, and what would be fascinating to see is this:
The same photo taken on a cheap Canon - around £80, and a Pro camera outfit at around £2000. Would it possible to see the difference on a website, or 6 by 4 print on a normal inkjet. The quality of many mass produced photos done by firms looks very poor even to my eyes. How is a decent print produced?
How do the Pros actually use their photos? I fully accept that they are better, but what can they be used for? Would the ordinary person realise the difference? I used to work in the magazine printing industry, but the print market has been reduced by the Web. The fall in sales has killed nearly all the famous colour printers of the 80s and 90s.

You seem to assume that the size of the print alone will hide the differences. That's not the case, particularly with a reasonably skilled photographer. The layman can definitely see the difference when a well-specified and onstensibly more expensive camera is used. If prints come out poorly, it may be a reflection of a poor quality printer, poor colour calibration between the camera/computer and the printer or it could be the sign of a photographer who doesn't make best use of their gear.

If you use cheap camera to take a photo of a subject with its background a fair distance behind, you're unlikely to get a shallow enough depth of field to make the subject stand out - you probably won't have the manual control to control your aperture and the sensor will be so small that even with a wide aperture, your DoF won't be that prononced. With a high-end DSLR, of course depeneding on the lens, it's more likely that you can get a shallow DoF by virtue of the larger sensor and having manual control of your aperture.

Especially with sports photography, a cheap camera may be able to capture that special moment but it requires much more preparation in terms of timing and in some cases, random chance acting in your favour but most of the time it's simply not consistent enough because of slower and less accurate autofocus and you usually only get one or two chances. A high-end DSLR will have vastly superior autofocus in terms of speed and accuracy, even more so with a good lens in front of the body.

In sports where you're not close to the players, it's all well and good that the cheap camera may have an optical zoom but A) I reckon the zoom won't go very far and B) even if it did, the aperture would be so small that image quality will be severely compromised - ISO will almost certainly be pushed up to compensate for the lack of light, increasing the likelihood of noisy, grainy images. If you're talking about cheap camera with digital zoom, expect image quality to be worse. With a DSLR, you can buy lenses that reach far enough without image quality being sacrificed.

If you're doing a panning shot with a slowish shutter speed to freeze the subject and create motion blur on the background, you probably won't have full manual or shutter priority on a cheap camera so getting the effect won't be as easy as on a high-end DSLR, even if the cheap camera's autofocus were quick enough.

As you seem to have put it, the word "pros" is a clumsy abstract term that puts every professional photographer in a pigeonhole despite a lot of profesionals specialising in a particular genre. For example, a high street family portrait photographer probably won't use their photos the same way that a sports photographer will.

I wouldn't say the internet itself killed the printing industry, I'd put that down more to how photography has become digitised as well as demand for instant news putting film photography at a disadvantage.


Awesome
Did everyone's 5d order get cancelled for this ?

Yes,
Ordered last night and just received a very polite email explaining it was a misprice and that they will not be able to fulfil my order. Have also given me a £20 voucher for my troubles.... oh well, at least i gave it a go.

Special thanks to "pavel76" for the original post

Edited By: tabback on Jul 02, 2016 13:18
Thanks InkBlotTest for your interesting comments.
Did everyone's 5d order get cancelled for this ?
regcar
Thanks for all the expert comment. I am not a pro, and what would be fascinating to see is this:
The same photo taken on a cheap Canon - around £80, and a Pro camera outfit at around £2000. Would it possible to see the difference on a website, or 6 by 4 print on a normal inkjet. The quality of many mass produced photos done by firms looks very poor even to my eyes. How is a decent print produced?
How do the Pros actually use their photos? I fully accept that they are better, but what can they be used for? Would the ordinary person realise the difference? I used to work in the magazine printing industry, but the print market has been reduced by the Web. The fall in sales has killed nearly all the famous colour printers of the 80s and 90s.

You seem to assume that the size of the print alone will hide the differences. That's not the case, particularly with a reasonably skilled photographer. The layman can definitely see the difference when a well-specified and onstensibly more expensive camera is used. If prints come out poorly, it may be a reflection of a poor quality printer, poor colour calibration between the camera/computer and the printer or it could be the sign of a photographer who doesn't make best use of their gear.

If you use cheap camera to take a photo of a subject with its background a fair distance behind, you're unlikely to get a shallow enough depth of field to make the subject stand out - you probably won't have the manual control to control your aperture and the sensor will be so small that even with a wide aperture, your DoF won't be that prononced. With a high-end DSLR, of course depeneding on the lens, it's more likely that you can get a shallow DoF by virtue of the larger sensor and having manual control of your aperture.

Especially with sports photography, a cheap camera may be able to capture that special moment but it requires much more preparation in terms of timing and in some cases, random chance acting in your favour but most of the time it's simply not consistent enough because of slower and less accurate autofocus and you usually only get one or two chances. A high-end DSLR will have vastly superior autofocus in terms of speed and accuracy, even more so with a good lens in front of the body.

In sports where you're not close to the players, it's all well and good that the cheap camera may have an optical zoom but A) I reckon the zoom won't go very far and B) even if it did, the aperture would be so small that image quality will be severely compromised - ISO will almost certainly be pushed up to compensate for the lack of light, increasing the likelihood of noisy, grainy images. If you're talking about cheap camera with digital zoom, expect image quality to be worse. With a DSLR, you can buy lenses that reach far enough without image quality being sacrificed.

If you're doing a panning shot with a slowish shutter speed to freeze the subject and create motion blur on the background, you probably won't have full manual or shutter priority on a cheap camera so getting the effect won't be as easy as on a high-end DSLR, even if the cheap camera's autofocus were quick enough.

As you seem to have put it, the word "pros" is a clumsy abstract term that puts every professional photographer in a pigeonhole despite a lot of profesionals specialising in a particular genre. For example, a high street family portrait photographer probably won't use their photos the same way that a sports photographer will.

I wouldn't say the internet itself killed the printing industry, I'd put that down more to how photography has become digitised as well as demand for instant news putting film photography at a disadvantage.

Edited By: InkBlotTest on Jul 03, 2016 17:09: clarfication