We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our testimonials page. We really appreciate your comments. If you would like to leave a testimonial to be included in this page, please email your details and testimonial (with photo if possible) to email@example.com and we will publish it here (exactly as you write it.) Thank you, Ian
Ian Powell - Swindon, UK
What can I say other than what superb service from Heather on behalf of Ian!
I had decided over the weekend to buy a Canon 300mm f4 and had looked all over the ‘net and local stores when I remembered I had bought my previous lenses from you. The website showed out of stock and I was hoping to get the lens for the end of the week so I emailed a question about re-stocking on Sunday expecting an answer on Monday. Not only did I get an answer that night but the last one in stock was put in the shop allowing me to purchase it there and then. Monday saw the payment clear and here we are on the Tuesday looking at the lens.However, this was not the end of the excellent service, I was given a discount voucher which unfortunately wasn’t accepted at the checkout. I paid in full so as not to slow things down but also had the refund back on Monday. All along I was kept fully updated of exactly what was happening with the order and payment.We don’t always appreciate good customer service, but when it’s coupled with fantastic value for money there aren’t enough superlatives to express satisfaction at a job exceedingly well done. Flash Camera will be the only place I recommend to friends from now on.
June 30th 2012
Leigh Turner - West Midlands, UK Everyone knows when buying lenses, it can be a pain, as you trawl through endless sites & pages of people offering great deals, but something in the back of your mind always stops you from pressing that “BUY” button. Well its completely different with Ian & the team @ Flash Camera. I’ve bought my last two Canon lenses from him & the service is nothing short of superb. Low prices & discounts when using BACS, quick delivery, excellent packaging of the product & quick comms, which make Flash Camera one of the best (if not the best) UK camera sites around. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to every photography I know... In fact I have.April 24th 2012
Andrew Ring - Ashford, Middlesex As always you are quick to respond and your prices are way below all others. I will defiantly be ordering my next camera through you when I decide what I want as well as all the extras.April 9th 2012
Geoff Smith - Northampton, UK - www.geoffsmithphotography.co.uk
I have bought Canon items before from Ian and due to his excellent service, he replies to all emails and delivers as promised at the most amazing low prices, I will always buy from him when I need new Canon equipment. Have recommended him to several photographer friends. As stated by so many others, no problem with warranty as you have a UK receipt and no worries with UK duty, which can make those “cheap” foreign imports not so cheap!
I’m off now to try out my lovely new Canon 5d mk111 with my favourite lens, a 24-70 f2.8 L, bought from Ian of course. Thanks again Ian and keep up the good work.
March 30th 2012
Mike - Perth, UK - www.discovered-light.co.uk I have bought many Canon lenses from Flash Camera over the last 5 years. Normally you would expect a downside when such low prices are quoted but there really is none. Ian gives personal service, is always honest about delivery times and can be completely trusted to come up with the goods. I have saved hundreds of pounds by using Flash Camera compared to any other UK supplier.March 21st 2012
Dougie Williams - Musselburgh, UK - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougiew/I’ve bought a couple of Canon lenses from Ian at Flash Camera and found the service to be both prompt and extremely good value and wouldn’t hesitate to use the company again. I made a particularly good saving on my Canon wide angle 10-22mm saving about £150 off the street prices at the time. The Canon 10-22mm is an amazing lens for the money. It’s up there with any ‘L’ lens in terms of picture and build quality – it just doesn’t come with the badge – or the price tag! This lens is on my camera 90% of the time as I tend to specialise in wide angle long exposure land and seascapes. One particularly great feature of this lens is the ability to shoot into reasonably strong light without flare, which is particularly important in a lot of my shots. I was initially torn between the Sigma 10-20mm and the Canon 10-22mm but I’m really glad I opted for the Canon. Knowing that I have the best lens for that range on my Canon 50D cropped sensor is a nice feeling. In fact, I love this lens so much that it is holding me back from progressing to the Canon 5DMk II as I’d have to change to another wide angle lens! You won’t regret buying this lens – it really is the top of its class.March 6th 2012
Matthew Barnett - Colchester, UK - http://twopixel.co.ukI've purchased two lenses from Flash Camera and service has been unbeatable both times. I'll will undoubtedly return for any future new equipment purchases and wouldnt hesitate to recommend Flash Camera to others, including professional photographers or others who need to be sure that equipment will be despatched on time.March 6th 2012
Lesley - Worcester, UK - http://www.flickr.com/photos/leskey/Having bought from Flash Cameras on a few occasions (Canon 60d & 7d) I have been impressed by the fast response and service I have received. At each purchase, the prices being competitive any questions I have had have been answered and most importanly Goods being dispatched when said and information provided.
Should I be in the market for anything further then Flash Cameras are the ones for me.
March 5th 2012
Nicholas - London, UK - http://www.flickr.com/photos/39350340@N08/I've purchased from Flash Camera quite a few times now and I can't find a single fault each time. Always prompt with replies or queries and delivery is no exception. When I want to buy my equipment this is the first place I'll go to with full confidence. You can't get much better service anywhere else, and this is no joke!March 5th 2012
David Knowles - Bristol, UK - www.dalyndigitalphotography.com http://www.eventsandpromsbristol.co.uk/ http://www.owloccasions.co.uk/ I have received nothing but a superb service from Ian at FlashCamera. Ian kept me informed of product status with frequent emails at all times. I have had a very good price on a superb Canon telephoto lens. Payment was easy via a bank transfer and delivery excellent (payment on thursday evening, delivery monday morning). Equipment well boxed and secure delivery by courier. I fully recommend Flash Camera to anyone looking for top quality equipment at a top quality price. I will certainly use Ian for purchases in the future.March 5th 2012
Mark Vickers - Crewe, UK I was looking extensively online for a Canon EF-S 10-22mm Lens and I had seen that Ian was known and highly regarded on several Photography forums. I contacted Ian who promptly sent me a price list and answered any questions I had. I decided to purchase the lens through Ian and the purchase was faultless.Overall I am delighted with the purchase and would highly recommend to anyone. You couldn't really ask for more..!March 5th 2012
Rick Pollard - Riccall, York" I found a number of very complimentary reviews of the Canon 70-200 f2.8 ES Mk II whilst looking for a zoom lens for my Canon EOS 7D, and started searching for a supplier. The Mk II, the lens which had received all the plaudits, was a bit more expensive than I was prepared to pay from a UK based source, so I started looking at the Hong Kong based suppliers. I came across comments from both well satisfied and from very upset customers, and as I looked more deeply into these suppliers I encountered the 'talk photography' forum. Here, I noticed sufficient adverse comment about Hong Kong suppliers to make me wary, but I also kept encountering the name 'kerso', with very favourable comment about their prices for camera bodies, lenses, etc for the majors such as Canon, Nikon, etc as well as speed of delivery, and most important, their reliability and honesty. I found 'kerso' to be Ian Kerr, trading from Scotland with a web-site called 'Flash Camera'. I duly contacted Ian via his web site 'live-chat', and found that the prices charged offer a significant discount cf the UK High Street, and brought the Mk II lens within my reach. The universally positive comments that I read on the 'talk photography' forum, combined with Ian's prompt responses to my queries led me to feel that I could deal confidently with 'Flash Camera'. I duly ordered my lens, and it was delivered bang on time! I shall be very happy to deal with Ian again in the near future."March 4th 2012
Andre - Barnsley, South Yorkshire I have now been a customer of FlashCamera for a number of years and have always had good fast service. I was first directed to Flashcamera by members of a Canon camera forum. At the time I was looking for a 70-200mm f2.8L IS lens and had searched the web for the best deals, there were the mass of deals on eBay from all over the world (mainly the far east) but having had a bad experience previously with customs, delays and tax on smaller items I didn't want to risk the sums of money required for this lens. So with the strong recommendations from the forum I approached FlashCamera and found the prices on par with the majority of the foreign importers but with the added bonus of being based in Scotland with all taxes/duties paid and if close enough, pickup available. Since that first purchase I have continued to buy my lenses and other photographic items from FlashCamera with total confidence and peace of mind and can comfortably recommend FlashCamera to anyone who wants to buy camera equipment regardless of make.March 4th 2012
Trevor Hughes - Highlands, Scotland - www.scotlandimagery.comThanks Ian for another great deal! Low prices and a UK warranty! March 3rd 2012
Scott Harrower - Falkirk, Scotland - www.scottharrower.comHaving bought several upgrades for my Canon system from Flash Camera I would recommend them highly for several reasons. First of all the prices were very competitive in comparison to all of the large online establishments, delivery times were always met and communications with the staff, whether it be by email or phone were always dealt with in a confident and satisfactory manner. Flash Camera and their service come highly recommended.March 2nd 2012
Brian - Doncaster, UK Thanks for a very easy transaction, for the recent purchase of a canon 70-200 f2.8 MkII lens. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Your prices were the main reason I came to you but the quick delivery was an extra bonus. I will certainly use you for future purchases and have already recommended you to others via the talk photography forum. Thanks againMarch 1st 2012
Kevin - Brechin, UKIan is a pleasure to deal with, his prices and service are 2nd to none. I wouldn't hesitate in promoting his professional service to friends and fellow photographers.March 1st 2012
Dimitri Vasileiou - Troon, Ayrshire, UK - www.earthsbeautytours.comHaving purchased various items from Flash Camera in the past, I can't stretch enough how pleased I was with the service and Ian's personal touch. Being a pro photographer, it is very important to have products delivered when and where I want them and basically, Ian delivers, period.Feb 29th 2012
Francis Halliday - London, UK - flickr.com/francishallidayI have bought quite a number of items from Ian over the past few years and have always been delighted with his service. Very helpful and quick email replies as well as prompt postage (which once included getting a 5D, 2 lenses and a flashgun to me at short notice in time for a holiday). And of course, excellent prices! I wholeheartedly recommend him.
Feb 29th 2012
John Marshall - Kettering, UK - http://www.john-marshall.co.uk & www.thestirrupcupbartonseagrave.co.ukGood friendly service, quick delivery, and great prices. A firm favourite supplier to the photographic cognoscenti!Feb 29th 2012
Chris Bourne - Stone, StaffordshirePurchases: Canon 50mm f1.8 and Canon 17-55mm f2.8I have purchased 2 lenses from Flash Camera, on both occasions Ianresponded quickly with very competetive quotations. This, combined with a good reputation on the TP forum, helped to make the decision to buy from Flash Camera. Delivery on both purchases was quick and within the estimates given by Ian. The lenses were clearly new stock, not demonstration models.I am happy to recommend Flash Camera and I expect to make further purchases from the company in the future.Feb 29th 2012
Jason Steel - London, UK - http://www.jasonsteelwildlifephotography.yolasite.comMy dealings with 'Flash Camera' have been very positive. Following my initial enquiries their communication was fast and helpful and trusting all the positive feedback that I had heard about Ian at 'Flash Camera' I decided to purchase the Canon 70-300 IS L from them. The lens arrived very quickly and was well packaged. Everything was as it should be and the whole experience was excellent. One of the reasons that I chose to purchase my lens from 'Flash Camera' was the warrantee that covered this lens making the whole experience as stress free as possible. Many other sellers use grey imports that are not covered by Canon's warrantee and obviously this is a huge risk to take when you're spending that kind of money.Would I use 'Flash Camera' again? Most definitely. They'll be the first people I contact when I can afford my next lens!Feb 29th 2012
Phil Burns - Sligo, Ireland - http://www.flickr.com/photos/phiznlil/ & http://www.boylecameraclub.com/I found Ian very helpful and straightforward to deal with, his prices are more than competitive and his delivery prompt. I expect to be buying more gear from him in the future and will certainly recommend him to my friends and associates. Feb 27th 2012
Vince - Oundle, UK - www.vincechaney.comI have emailed Ian on a couple of occasions requesting prices having found him recommended on various forums. He has been responsive and provided additional information on both occasions. I ordered a lens from him on a Sunday evening and two days later was holding it. Ian's communication and service was great, and the price was fantastic. I would definitely recommend Flash Camera and will be buying from Ian again.Feb 27th 2012
Kerstin - Edinburgh, UK - www.ciorstain-photography.comI am a very new customer with Flash Camera and have recently bought the fantastic EF 70-200 2.8 IS II USM, which is a big investment.My experience with Ian was fantastic.* Great communication* Great prices* Very flexible and service orientedIan will definitely be my No 1 address for any further purchases - and there is more on my personal wish-list.I was truly impressed and pleased with the excellent and personal service.Nowadays the internet has become a very anonymous market with a lot of of un-serious sellers, where you can never be sure if you will ever see what you have purchased. I am very happy that I found Ian and flash camera. No need to look anywhere else anymore - none can do better.Feb 26th 2012
Trefor Hughes - Basingstoke, UKAfter spending hours trawling the internet for a Canon 600D, I found Ian Kerr and bought a Canon 60D from him for little more than what I was going to pay for the 600D! His communications, delivery, packaging and all round service was flawless just like the equipment he sells. Recently bought a 580EXII flash from Ian at the lowest price on the net and again had a fantastic service. I would highly recommend Ian and Flash Camera, best prices and excellent service, could not ask for more!Feb 24th 2012
Nick - Leicester, UK - www.nickt.co.uk I've ordered a few lenses and accessories from Ian over the years and have always been impressed with the quality of communication, the speed of delivery and just how competitive the prices are. It's that kind of service that keeps me as a customer.Feb 24th 2012
Anthony Scicluna - Ghajnsielem, Malta - www.tonyscicluna.comThis is the first time I bought from Ian and was very impressed with the communication before ordering. Lens arrived safe and sound only around a day after being shipped from the UK. Would recommend to anyone interested in adding any type of camera accessories to his/her collection. Very professional.Feb 24th 2012
Trevor - Burntwood, Staffordshire, UK - http://www.flickr.com/photos/trev4/I have bought many items from Ian over the last few years, mainly Canon products, some of them being major financial purchases. I have always found the prices to be very competitive and the service first class. On one occasion I had a problem with an item and this was resolved very efficiently with no problems, even though it wasn’t Ian’s fault, it was a manufacturing fault. I have no hesitation in recommending Flash Camera as a supplier and will certainly be using them again for my Canon or other needs.Feb 23rd
Steve Miell - Bridgwater, Somerset, UK Ian is the first person I think of when it comes to buying new kit. I’ve purchased 5 lenses, a Canon 7D and a flash gun from Ian and always had exemplary service. The goods have always arrived on time or earlier!! Professionally packaged, and his communication is fab. His prices cannot be beaten and his record on ebay and talkphotography.co.uk cannot be beaten.I would always recommend him to friends as a trustworthy source and plan to purchase again from Ian in the near future.Why go ebay when you have a quality supplier you can trust with no added fees on your doorstep?Feb 23rd 2012
Hugh Miller - Twickenham, UK - www.hughmillerphotography.co.ukFlash camera are superb. Not only are they cheaper then many others, you also don't get the hassle either, and Ian's customer service is second to none. He delivers what he says he will, when he says he will and as importantly is 100% honest about this all the way. TBH I can't speak highly enough of him
Feb 22nd 2012
John Norton - Midlands, UKI've had the pleasure to deal with Ian (flashcamera) in the past and have been delighted by both his prices and communication. The items arrived very quickly and in excellent condition - certainly better than I've had from the "mainstream" dealers.I cannot recommend his service enough.Feb 22nd 2012
Malcolm & Lily - Faversham, Kent, UK - http://www.mslcreative.co.uk/We have been purchasing Canon photographic equipment from Flash Camera for a few years now and have built a good working relationship. We consider Ian Kerr of Flash Camera to be a reliable, honest and communicative person. When purchasing equipment we needed to know that the business we deal with is going to provide us with the goods we expect and Ian has always delivered. On those rare occasions when the system falls short of 100% Ian is on the case and gets it resolved. We would not hesitate to recommend Ian Kerr and team at Flash Camera to any professional photographer or equipment purchaser.Feb 22nd 2012
Ian Tomlinson - Dalgety Bay, UK I have purchased lenses and other camera accessories from Flash Camera on more than one occasion and have always received excellent products very quickly. Ian is always quick to respond to any enquiries.Feb 22nd 2012
John Vas - North London, UK - http://www.flickr.com/photos/52741858@N05/"Where do I start? I cannot recommend Flash Camera enough. Their responses have been prompt and informative when I enquired about my camera and their prices are just unbeatable. I purchased a Canon 60D and a Canon 50mm f1.8 II last year from Flash Camera (as seen in my mug shots) and I was amazed. Not only did I get a couple free gifts with my purchase, I also got it all for an unbelievable price, coupled with great customer service and speedy, secure, delivery. I couldn’t have asked for more. I would definitely recommend Flash Camera and when I need more gear I won’t hesitate in returning myself."Feb 21st 2012
Pete Ansbro - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UKI have bought various Canon items from Ian at Flash camera and have never been disappointed. From personal experience I cannot recommend any retailer more highly than I can Ian at Flash Camera. Top marks for service, speed of delivery, communications and most especially price. I have no qualms about recommending Flash Camera and would always buy new gear here in preference over high street chain retailers. Neil Beadle - Ardeley, HertfordshireReally getting back into photography and kept hearing about Kerso ( as in Ian from Flash Camera) on the Talk Photography Forum. Many of the regular contributors to the site praising Kerso for the quality of his service and support. I was looking to buy another body, this time a Canon 5DmkII and a landscape lens (17-40L). Checked out the Flash Camera website, the prices were very competitive, dropped an E-mail to Ian and received a very prompt reply, which I consider to be a good sign. I went ahead with the purchase and the camera plus lens arrived three days later. Well packaged, complete with receipt. No issues at all.Good service, competitive offers, I will purchase from Ian again.Feb 21st 2012
Simon Scarfe - London, UK I first used Flash Camera’s services over two years ago, as Ian was offering the best price on a lens I was after. I learnt about him via the countless positive comments he’d received on a couple of well-established photography forums, and, although a little apprehensive about parting with over £600 to an online trader who (at that point) was plying his trade via word-of-mouth and through forums, I was very quickly reassured by Ian’s prompt and no nonsense service. The items I have received from him always arrive quickly and are very well packaged. What’s more, I can vouch for the validity of the warranty that Ian provides with his products, having got one lens I’d bought from him serviced gratis by a Canon Service Centre after I’d given it a bit of a knock. All in all, Flash Camera is definitely the top of my list when in the market for a new bit of equipment; it’s a real pleasure to deal with a trader who genuinely puts his customers first. Highly recommended.Feb 20th 2012
Stu Worrell - Connahs Quay, Flintshire, UK - http://www.stuworrallphotography.co.uk I've bought a 5D mkII body, several Flashes and Lenses from Flash Camera and been most impressed every time. Always had immediate dispatch with tracked parcels that arrive well packed for the journey! Good customer service along with great prices means I always use Flash Camera!Feb 20th 2012
James Green - Frome, Somerset, UK - http://www.lenssniper.comI've dealt with Ian and Heather on a few transactions and all have been smooth and exactly as expected. The items I've ordered have all arrived without problem, packaged with care and frankly the prices are just fantastic. All communication has been a pleasure and I've never found anywhere cheaper that also maintains good customer relations. I never hesitate to recommend Flash Camera to fellow photographers. I also enjoy the fact that as a small business myself I'm supporting another fellow small business. Thanks Ian!!Feb 19th 2012
Kurt - Siggiewi, Malta - www.kurtparis.comGreat prices and personal, top notch service. Once I bought a 35mm 1.4L which turned out to have a focusing defect. Since I was about to go abroad in a couple of days, we met up and they changed the lens there and then for a new one without any hassle. Since then I've referred a number of people to Ian and everyone seems happy :)Feb 19th 2012
Rob Smith - Edinburgh, UK First heard about Ian on internet forums and also word of mouth. I only use Ian now for all my Canon equipment, always fast, friendly communications and the best prices in the UK. Well recommended.Feb 18th 2012
Geoff Hubbert - Hartlepool, UK - www.bhppix.co.uk After giving much consideration to the purchase of a Canon 70-200L f2.8 II, I ordered one from a well known Hong Kong dealer i've used in the past..only to find their website was unable to take payments.....I needed the lens for a Forest Rally on the coming weekend (4 days away) and set about testing the 'Kerso' reputation for myself after reading so much about the fabulous service others have received. I ordered on Tuesday evening and the lens arrived just after 4pm on Tursday! The fact that it was cheaper than the HK dealer I tried (won't be using them again) and almost £200 cheaper then the cheapest "big name" UK Dealer made the purchase so much easier. The lens arrived in perfect condition thanks to FedEx and a few test shots show that it's a cracker!It's safe to say you have a very happy new customer and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future.Feb 17th 2012
David Morris - Colchester, Essex When you buy from an online trader and especially when its for the first time there is always some element of apprehension. When you are paying out large sums of money then even more so! With the team at Flash Camera I needn't have worried. I bought a Canon ef 400mm lens via bank transfer on the Thursday night (midnight!) and it arrived safe and sound on the Monday morning. Beat that! Not only does Ian provide a wide choice of equipment and great value for money (I challenge you to find cheaper anywhere) he also provides swift and reassuring communication throughout. Factor in the personal touch and even a free gift (many thanks) and I know where I will head next time I need more gear. Buy with confidence! Feb 17th 2012
Weenson Oo - London, UK - www.picture-u.net & http://www.picturing-u.blogspot.comI came to know of Ian Kerr and Flash Camera through a photography forum where several members had provided ample testimony in respect of their successful purchases from Ian. I had been eagerly hunting a 50L for a couple of months and am glad I sourced it through Ian who throughout, was very prompt, friendly and professional in his communications. I'm doubly happy too since my 50L which was very well-priced arrived in good time as promised. When I'm looking for my next new addition for my camera bag I dare say that Ian and Flash Camera are top of my list of reliable dealers. You can certainly buy from Flash Camera with confidence.
Feb 15th 2012
Yvonne Harrington - Ireland - www.yvonneharrington.smugmug.comI have been using Ians Services for around the last five years and always make it the first place I check for new Canon equipment. Once given a quote I've never found the item cheaper elsewhere. He runs a fast, reliable and totally trustworthy ship.Feb 14th 2012
Ed - Derby, UKDespite being an amateur photographer I've always wanted the best quality gear for my hobby. I've always bought from new, and having paid over the odds for my first lens on the high street, I got advised to check out Ian (Flash Camera) as he was renowned for offering the best deals. Ever since my first purchase I have gone back to him to buy everything from filters to lenses. I've bought 10 or so lenses from him in the past and never has a high street store or internet website been able to beat his prices. Shipment is quick and the service is second to none. I'd recommend FlashCamera to anyone. Great service from great guy.Feb 11th 2012
James Stewart - Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, UKI have been an amateur photographer for 20years I took up the hobby when I retired from the Police.I joined Midlothian Camera club and that's where I heard of Ian Kerr ,. a couple of the members had bought lenses from him and they were telling people in the club how much they had saved by buying from him the canon lenses they wanted.I contacted Ian, by email, strange I've been buying cameras and lenses and flashguns for years from him and I've never met him. However he runs an incredibly efficient mail order service. Last year I bught a Canon 7D for under£1000 from him,and could not get a deal like that anywhere in britain This man runs an incredible site, I cannot speak highly enough of him and would recommend him to any serious photographer.Feb 10th 2012
Stephen - North London, UK
After a long break, and the canon A1 having seen better days, got back into photography, and the internet being what it is for information I noticed Ian’s name kept cropping up in various forums, etc. Well speak as you find and I would shop with him again, good price, excellent communication, and the item was actually packaged as though someone cared, delivered really quickly as well.Enjoying the 10-22 lens in snowy London now, kind of miss the canon A1 camera, but I must say a digital with this 10-22 produces stunning photos.Feb 10th 2012
John Black - Aberdeen, UK
I have used Flash Camera for a few purchases over the last year or so, 52mm drop in CPL, Canon MP65 macro lens and a few other small bits and pieces. Prices are generally very competitive and often less than anywhere else.One of the most important aspects to me is communications with a seller. I have not been disappointed here, Ian has always replied to my emails quickly, never later than the next day. I carefully reviewed Ian & Flash Camera on the internet, I found lots of good reviews all of which were positive in their comments.I would have no hesitation in mentioning this company to friends, its something I have already done.Feb 10th 2012
Dennis - Whitehead, Northern IrelandFlash Camera were very quick to reply to e-mails and queries. Delivery of equipment was speedy and I was notified of shipping updates. The prices are fantastic and I will most definitely purchase more goods from them when the time arises. I will be recommending their services to friends as I found them to be honest and reliable 10/10Feb 10th 2012
Neil Mackie - Lanark, UK - www.neilmackiephotography.comI am a professional photographer and over the last 6 years all of my kit has come from Ian, Jill and Heather at Flash Camera – everything from my 1DIV to my 500mm f4 to my Gitzo tripod and Wimberley head.The reason I buy from Flash Camera is that you could not meet a more dedicated and genuine team and their customer service and pricing are second to none. When I was making my first purchase Ian spoke to me on the phone for over an hour about the lens and photography in general. Its great to see a retailer who cares so much. A true test to a retailer is their after care and when I had some problems with one of my lenses Ian and Heather sorted it out for me no questions asked. I really can not praise the team enough.Not only do I buy from Flash Camera but I have a number of friends and family members who do too. At last count I have 5 friends who buy their camera kit from Flash Camera based on my recommendation.Keep up the good work guys and I look forward to buying from you in the future!!Feb 10th 2012
Julian Jackson - Oxford, UK - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpjackson70/I've now bought 4 Canon lenses from Ian. The first lens, a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, was bought through his ebay site. Very easy transaction, fast email responses to my questions and perfect delivery. The next 3 lenses were all bought together through his website flashcamera.co.uk. They were a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and Canon EF 135 f/2L USM. Again almost instant responses to my emailed questions, excellent prices (the best I could find on the internet) and once my bank transfer had cleared extremely quick delivery via next day Fedex.It has always been a pleasure dealing with Ian and I would never hesitate in recommending his site to other photographers.Feb 9th 2012
Paul Cook - Torquay, UK - www.Aatomotion.com & http://www.facebook.com/Aatomotion Whenever I am looking at new camera gear, one of the first places I always enquire is Flash Camera. I've not got a bad word to say about them (unlike my unhelpful local high street retailer). One of the most important things to me is customer service. The service has been nothing short of perfect - quick informative replies and they are more than happy to help. The prices are incredibly competitive which just sweetens the deal! Photography is an expensive hobby / addiction, its nice to have somebody who is honest and won't rip you off. The delivery is all recorded and quick (perfect from an online retailer!) I've now bought a Canon 100-400 F4-F5.6L and a Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS II USM lens, and I couldn't ask for anything more from Flash Camera. It's one of the very few places I would recommend to friends, and those I have recommended Flash Camera to have subsequently made purchases too. I look forwards to dealing with you again!
Feb 9th 2012
Steve - Dartford, UK After undertaking a lot of research in trying to find the best price for a Canon 85mm f1.2L lens. I came across someone mentioning Flash Camera on a photography blog site and the great deals on Canon equipment and number of people were saying how great the service was. I was originally looking to purchase the lens from companies abroad but had concerns about import duty and shipping. Once I found the website of Flash Camera I was surprised to find the price for the lens was in fact cheaper then those companies who traded abroad. Ordered the lens on Saturday using Paypal and it was delivered to my business address on the Tuesday, I even thought it might have taken longer due to the snow which we had over the weekend.Feb 8th 2012
Lee John Rouse - Watford, UK - www.leejrouse.com & http://ljrfolio.blogspot.com
Shopping around the high street camera stores and being told this is the best price they can do and are unbeatable, feeling the pressure of believing them and almost taking the overpriced plunge. Following a trip around the usual camera stores, I found it increasingly frustrating with each one promising the best deal, none of which I thought was justified. So, I decided to take a leap of faith slightly by continuing my search online. My faith paid off as I found a much longed for brand new Canon Tilt shift lens at a great price.Flash Camera were very friendly, helpful and patient with me on my biggest photographic purchase, and saved me a massive amount on a brand new item, delivery was quick and well packaged.I will be a returning customer, and thank you again Ian.
Feb 7th 2012
Tom - Dublin, Ireland & Krakow, Poland - www.tomszustek.comWith great value for money and good communication with the customers Flash Camera is a real alternative for corporation style online stores, not mention about high street retailers and this is important when buying equipment worth thousands of euro. So before you buy any camera or lens from the other source, ask Ian for quote- it costs nothing, but can save a lot. I did that and will do it again when considering the next purchase.Feb 7th 2012
Dave Horn - Theydon Bois, Essex - http://www.extremeaperture.com
Ian offers exceptional value for money and because this is combined with an extremely high level of customer service, I keep returning to spend my hard earned money with him. In particular, I appreciate the fact that Ian always responds quickly to questions and delivery is fast. It’s always a difficult decision whether to send thousands of pounds to an online retailer but after my first purchase of a Canon 50D body I haven’t looked back and I’ve made subsequent purchases including a Canon 24-105L f/4 IS lens, a Canon 70-200L IS f/2.8 MkII lens and, more recently, a Canon 7D body. I’m sure many more purchases from Ian are to come and I’m more than happy to recommend Ian to anyone I know looking for photographic equipment!
Feb 6th 2012
Brian - Dublin, IrelandI have been buying from Ian/Flash Camera for a number of years now and there's a just a few simple reasons I keep coming back again and again. Ian seems to have struck the perfect balance between very competitive pricing, excellent friendly service (always quick to reply to queries) and very quick delivery. Thinking back on all my purchases over the years I can't recall having a single problem or complaint (and I've purchased quite a few times). So, I'll definitely be purchasing from Flash Camera in the future simply because I know I'm guaranteed good value and good service every time.Feb 5th 2012
Steve Perks - Montrose, UK - http://camerastageleft.com I've been using Flash Camera for all of my photographic equipment purchases since 2005. I was initially attracted by the great prices Ian offers, but have stayed loyal because he is 100% trustworthy. Communication has always been good, and any issues have been dealt with swiftly and fairly. I can honestly say I would have gladly paid more for his honest, hassle free service and after-sales care than take a risk elsewhere. I always recommend Flash Camera to all of my friends.Feb 4th 2012
James - Cumnock, UKI have dealt with Ian (Flash Camera) over the last few years and have had very good service from him. The last lens I had was the 100-400m L lens from Ian and that was a cracking lens also. I have just taken delivery of the Canon 200mm f2.8 macro lens and it is an absolute belter, really sharp. I can honestly say that I have had nothing but fantastic service from this trader and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone, which I have done many times. :)Feb 4th 2012
Alan McConnell - Livingston, UK - http://ammap.egphotos.co.uk/
Some time ago a fellow enthusiast, on hearing that I was looking to upgrade my lens, suggested I contact Ian for a quote. What a good piece of advice that was. I have found Ian to offer excellent value for money on a prompt service with a personal touch which is sometimes lacking in other suppliers.
My latest order was processed quickly and arrived the day after Ian informed me of it's dispatch. Based on my experience I would recommend Ian/'Flash Camera' with the utmost confidence.Feb 4th 2012
Roy Hill - Congleton, UK - http://www.pixin.co.ukFollowing a recommendation from a photographer friend I enquired with Ian about purchasing a Canon 500mm f/4L in 2011. All queries were dealt with efficiently and honestly during the purchase process. The lens arrived as promised, and it was very well packaged. The price of the lens was substantially less than other on-line and high-street outlets I know of. The lens has been a stellar performer. Given the savings and the excellent service I would have no qualms in recommending Flash Camera. I always check www.flashcamera.co.uk before buying camera gear.Feb 3rd 2012
Ciaran - Tramore, Ireland - http://cfphoto.photoshelter.com/ I have been shooting since 2008 and it was in my quest, for a cheaper alternative to high street prices, that i came across Ian Kerr, via the web. I sent Ian a mail and an instant cord was struck.Over the past three years dealing with Ian/Flashcamera, I have bought various L lenses, flashes and memory cards, ranging from 85mm f/1.2 all the way up to a 300mm f/2.8 IS. All items would arrive promptly, and if I needed an item quicker than normal, Ian would go over and above the call of duty, to get it to me. In effect I have spent about £10,000 with him and would not hesitate to spend the same, and more again. Never any need to worry about a European warranty, as Ian covers all bases there. I have also directed many of my photographic friends towards Ian, and they have nothing but praise, for the pricing and service they recieve.
It is without doubt, that I'd highly recommend Flashcamera, for all your photographic needs, be it amatuer or professional. Buy with confidence, you won't be disappointed...Feb 2nd 2012
Bob Turner - Dundee, UK - www.kingfisher-lodge.com
Bob Latham - Vienne 86, France - www.boblatham-photography.net"Flash Camera" is my first port of call for any new Canon equipment I need. I've spent many thousands of £'s with him over the past few years and never hesitate in recommending him to friends and associates in the UK or France. All enquiries are dealt with promptly and personally with deliveries arriving on time and using mainstream courier services. Service as it always should be.Feb 1st 2012
Excellent , friendly service with great service and after sales. Everything is always delivered as promised and well packaged.
Feb 2nd 2012
My Son Denis and I have bought the following list of Equipment from Ian Kerr/Flash Camera
Two : Canon 7D DSLRS.
Two : Canon 5D Mark 11 DSLRS.
Two : Canon EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lenses.
Two : Canon EF 70-200MM F/2.8L IS 11 USM Lenses.
Two : Canon EF 24-70MM F/2.8L USM Lenses.
Two: Canon EF 85MM F/1.2L 11 USM Lenses.
Two : Canon EF 100MM F/2.8L Macro IS USM Lenses.
Two : Canon EF 17-40mm F/4L USM Lenses.
Three : Canon Speedlite 580EX 11 Flashes.
My son Denis and I both started Photography approx 3 Years ago with a Canon 450D and two lenses an 18-55MM and 55-250MM Lenses. After approx 18 Months we both felt that we had to move on from the Starter DSLR and to bigger and better things. At first we bought two Canon 7DS DSLRS and decided to go for all the above Canon Prime Lenses as our intention was further down the line to purchase two full Frame Canon 5Ds Mark 2 DSLRS, hence the reason for buying the Prime lenses. We purchased all the above from Ian at Flash Camera we both felt that the service we got from Ian was above and beyond the call of duty. He kept us both informed at all times about delivery dates and before any item was delivered he gave us a Tracking Order for same. I will definately be recommending Ian to all my Photographer friends. We found him to be very keen in all his prices and his service to be first class. Since we purchased all the above equipment we haven't had any problems with any lenses or DSLRS. May I wish Ian the very best for 2012 and beyond, if any person needs to know my thoughts on any of the Lenses or DSLRS feel free to send me an E Mail and I'll do my very best to respond. Kind Regards, Jim Mc Sweeney
Feb 2nd 2012
Antony Andrews - Hornchurch, EssexI have become hooked on buying everything you can imagine via the Internet. This came about when I discovered how badly I was being ripped off by High Street Retailers especially where photographic equipment is concerned. The only danger when purchasing Cameras etc is the growing number of Internet Suppliers who appear to be very dubious. This is very worrying where warranties and delivery promises are concerned. Another very worrying issue from overseas suppliers is that most do not make it clear that Import Duty and Vat is payable on top of the purchase price so the goods are not the bargain they appear to be. This is no longer of any concern to me after discovering Flash Camera and Proprieter Ian Kerr. In the last few weeks I have purchased an Olympus 50mm F2 lens which was priced at similar cost to second hand units even though it was Brand New with a genuine Warranty. This was my first test transaction and I was so pleased that I then ordered The Olympus E5 with HLD4 Grip/Battery Pack and a spare battery. The purchases arrived very quickly and as described Brand New at amazingly low prices and communications between Flash Camera and Customer are excellent. In future I will not even bother to shop around for Photographic Equipment but go straight to Flash Camera. I have spent the last 30 years advising companies globally on how to improve their Image and Customer Satisfaction Technigues therfore I should be judged to be an expert. With this in mind I can only justifiably give Flash Camera 5 Stars in every area of their attempts at Customer Satisfaction. Buy with confidence, I will and have a growing list of future planned purchases.Jan 31st 2012
Jim Davies - Lanarkshire, UK - www.jbdavies.co.ukI have been dealing with Flash Camera and Ian Kerr for some seven years (since 2005)! I had already bought the 20D camera before discovering Ian and having bought a cheap initial lens I started to look for better equipment as I quickly grew out of it. And it was Ian who was able to provide the right kit at the right prices. Within a few months I had bought a lot of kit through Ian and had lots of discussions and chats with him on the telephone. I bought a 580EX flash, a 70-200 f4L, 100mm f2.8 Macro, a 50mm f1.4, an 85mm f1.8 and a 300mm f4L IS (amongst other things)! Every transaction was perfect. I eventually met Ian in February 2006 when he hand delivered a 600mm f4L IS to a friend of mine! He event took us for lunch under the Forth Bridge- That’s the type of guy he is. First thing I bought from Ian in 2005 was through ebay and the transaction went very well. Over the next few months I then used BT and also picked up a couple of lenses from Fife (I live in the west of Scotland so not that far away). After selling the 70-200 f4L I bought the 70-200 f2.8L IS (MkI) again from Ian and this was the first time I had a problem with a lens. Not Ian’s fault as the lens had a very stiff zoom ring – nothing to do with Ian - but it was his service that was outstanding and the lens was delivered back to him one day and two days later I’d received a replacement.One other point that was important is when Canon do a cashback service, Ian will provide a UK receipt and the cashbacks can be claimed without issue. Saved me even more!I have again just purchased a further lens from Ian this week (Canon’s 24-70 f2.8L) and I expect the same fantastic service from an honest and trustworthy guy. I’d wholeheartedly recommend Ian (Flash Camera) to anyone considering purchasing camera kit and looking to save a few pounds.Jan 30th 2012
James - Motherwell, UK - sommerville-photography.comEnjoying my Canon 70-200 f2.8 L mk2 I bought from Ian (Flash Camera)....amazing lens. Very happy with the communication throughout the sale and the fast delivery time. Pick up option was also offered to save on shipping. Although the competetive prices are important the excellent service definitely makes me want to come back for more! :D Jan 29th 2012