John Mitchell

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  1. I too use DxO Optics Pro for RAW. The "prime" NR setting does an amazing job. I need to be braver...
  2. With the NEX-6, ISO 800 is usually fine. I've also uploaded ISO 1000 to 1600 (after appropriate noise reduction in PP) with no problems. Some images look fine to me at ISO 2400, but I'm too paranoid to submit them. Downsizing can help, of course. This said, I generally try not to shoot above ISO 400 if I can help it. I recently shelled out for the Sony e-mount 35mm f/1.8, which has OSS and is great for low-light. This one was taken handheld at f/2.2, ISO 400 with the 35mm lens.
  3. I bought one of these gizmos. Nope, the Minolta 75-300 -- which unfortunately has no f/stop markings -- doesn't have a different way of opening/closing the aperture from my shorter focal length lenses. The adapter's aperture adjustment mechanism just didn't couple properly with the 75-300 for some reason. I've read on discussion groups that some cheap adapters do work with this lens. I was apparently unlucky. Sony's own "intelligent" adapters for Sony A-mount and Minolta AF lenses are the best way to go, but they cost more than I want to spend. You gets what you pays for...
  4. Who knows? Shuffling a deck with 105 million (and counting) cards is a daunting challenge. Even £45k wouldn't tempt me, but I wish the person the best of luck.
  5. Quite possible. Does your crystal ball have anything to say about this?
  6. Twenty at a time is about my limit as well. After that it's total brain-freeze,
  7. Thanks very much for this. Don't most people put the most important words in both captions and keywords as a matter of course? I've tended to do that right from the beginning. I've been pretty hapahazard when it comes to retro-supertagging. Guess it's time to take a pill and get back at it even though my images still appear to be doing well in search results.
  8. You used to get locked out for 30 days, so things have been improved considerably.
  9. Post your positive results here :)

    The gods must be feeling generous this month. I've had three $100+ sales in a row (including the $250 one reported above) during the past week. P.S. Can't recommend any meds, though. Would if I could.
  10. Be careful if you buy one of the cheap "unintelligent" adapters on eBay. I purchased one to try with some of my old Minolta AF lenses (MF of course) on my Sony NEX-6. The adapter was fairly well made and worked OK with shorter focal length lenses. However, I was unable to adjust the aperture with my 75-300mm lens, which was the one I was most interested in using.
  11. Ecofriendly stock photography !?

    Forget the bus. There are other options...
  12. Is this site alive ?

    I've never owned a Canon or a Nikon, so I guess I don't really exist. Sticking with my little mirrorless cameras for now. Small is beautiful, especially when you have a bum hip like me.
  13. Is this site alive ?

    I think it's "Sony or Fuji?" now.
  14. Ecofriendly stock photography !?

    Ah, so I'm not alone...
  15. Ecofriendly stock photography !?

    There's an Alamy "shoot local" blog post related to this topic. local&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alamy Contributors &dm_i=2SWW,IPEY,12HSSS,1YGLY,1