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2016 is DDI’s ten year anniversary, totaling 18 years as a Phase One specialist
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Chris Ireland

I started DDI nine years ago to continue my association with the Phase One brand and products I had specialised in for the previous seven years. Giving a total of 18 years experience in Phase One and over 30 years in the photographic industry. The companies I had worked for in those seven years had had their ups and downs and differences of opinion as how to service the clients with these products.

The way I have worked from the beginning with Phase One was the same as my entire career, the importance of return business. This can only be achieved by offering a high level of service, support & training to my clients. As this was being compromised I decided to go on my own and have never looked back.

The Products that Phase One produce are second to none. So I strive to offer the same in service and support, training and workshops.

I believe my company to be unique in its way of working in today’s market of Professional Photography.

My business model is based on a one to one relationship with the client, as I go to the client, not the client coming to me, as the best way for any Photographer to get a grip on what a Photographic product of this type can offer there business is to try it, so my office is literally in the field, studio or location with the Photographer. I travel all over the British Isles to see my customers. This in turn allows me to better understand my clients needs and how best to support them.

2016 will be the tenth year of Direct Digital Imaging (UK) Ltd, which shows that the business model I work with has been a great success for me and my customers and Phase One has been the best product in the medium format field of photography to get behind and promote over the last 18 years.

Recommendations

“I have always bought my Phase One kit from Chris Ireland at Direct Digital Imaging, his knowledge on both the hardware and software is second to none and his advice has been invaluable over the past 12 years of using Phase One”.- Kenny Martin, March 22, 2010

Recommendations

“I’ve been using Chris as my principle supplier & advisor re. Phase One & related equipment for about a year now, after a frustrating 12 years using the usual larger suppliers. During this year Chris has probably saved me about £10,000, both in good deals & helping me avoid costly mistakes. Nothing beats his personal service. Oh, and he’s a nice guy too!” - John McKenzie, March 22, 2010

Recommendations

“have known and worked with Chris for over 7 years now, so I feel that I have enough experience to be able to give him a thoughtful recommendation. Technically, Chris is brilliant. He knows what he is talking about and his long experience and obsession with the photographic industry are evident in his contagious enthusiastic demeanour”.

“What also emerges as you get to know him, is that he is extremely creative and is a keen photographer. Add to that is his integrity and his invention of a new extreme sport - namely extreme customer satisfaction! Nothing is too much trouble. And then you come to the conclusion that he is an ideal guy to work with”.

“So if you need to know about digital photography and choice of kit, even if he does have a bias towards Phaseone equipment, at least you know that bias is based on knowledge and experience � my advice is to speak to him first!” - Derek Schultz ARPS, March 18, 2010

Latest Deals

Phase One XF IQ3 kit 80mm Upgrade Call for
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Phase One XF IQ3 kit 80mm Upgrade

Order any XF IQ3 system kit and get an 80mm LS upgrade.

To any Blue Ring Prime lens

  • 35mm Blue Ring f3.5 LS
  • New 45mm Blue Ring f3.5 LS
  • 55mm Blue Ring f2.8 LS
  • 110mm Blue Ring f2.8 LS
  • 120mm Blue Ring f4 Macro LS
  • 150mm Blue Ring f3.5 LS
  • New 150mm Blue Ring f2.8 LS
  • 240mm Blue Ring f4.5 LS
New Phase One Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring 150mm f2.8 LS Lens Call for
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New Phase One Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring 150mm f2.8 LS Lens

Phase One Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring 150mm f2.8 LS Lens.

  • Flash synchronization up to 1/1600th
  • Super f2.8
  • Long focal length, tack-sharp with minimal vibration
  • Compact and light weight design
  • Metal Lens hood
Phase One Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring 45mm f3.5 lens Call for
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Phase One Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring 45mm f3.5 lens

New Phase One Blue Ring 45mm f3.5 LS lens

 

  • Flash synchronization up to 1/1600th
  • Compact and light weight design
  • Metal Lens hood
New Phase One IQ1 100MP Digital Back Call for
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New Phase One IQ1 100MP Digital Back

The New IQ1 100MP back

  • Phase One Color Perfection
  • 16 bit analogue feel
  • 15 stops of dynamic rang
  • Clean ISO from 50-12800
  • 60 minute exposures

 

The Ultimate Photographers Weekend in the Lake District Call for
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The Ultimate Photographers Weekend in the Lake District

A weekend in the UK Lakes with the ultimate camera
systems and the ultimate photographers & trainers.

And at the fantastic price of £708.00 plus vat

10th & 11th Feb 2017

  • Joe Cornish
  • Steve Gosling
  • Shahbaz Majeed 
  • Chris Ireland  

And attendees will be working with

  • Phase One IQ3 100, IQ3 80, IQ3 60 & IQ3 50
  • Phase One XF
  • Phase One A series
  • Linhof Techno
  • Cambo Actus & Wide RS

 

Latest Photography Reviews

Steve Gosling with his A series IQ3 50 System Click to view

Steve Gosling with his A series IQ3 50 System

Steve Gosling upgrades to the A series IQ3 50 and gets a new prospective in his photography.

Shahbaz Majeed Click to view

Shahbaz Majeed

Shahbaz Majeed with his New XF IQ380

Joe Cornish Testing the IQ3 100MP back Click to view

Joe Cornish Testing the IQ3 100MP back

Joe Cornish tests the New IQ3 100MP back

From DSLR to Medium Format, William Barrington Binns Click to view

From DSLR to Medium Format, William Barrington Binns

From DSLR to Medium Format, William Barrington Binns.

After only just getting his XF system he went of to Thailand and came back with gold.

Richard Osbourne Click to view

Richard Osbourne

Richard Osbourne gets the Phase One P45+ and now expllains why Medium Format is better the 35mm

Gareth Hacon and P65+DF 645 Click to view

Gareth Hacon and P65+DF 645

On location with Gareth Hacon Landscape photograper and the P65+ with DF 645 system.

 

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