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  1. Hi Graham Thanks for replying. I pulled the trigger on one a few days ago. Bought the 15-45 and 18-150 for starters. The kit came with the accessory EVF as well. Going to put it through some paces this week. I did see the lack of Canon profiles, but I use neutral anyway and the Adobe neutral is actually slightly flatter than their version of Canon neutral. I'm also going to give DPP a try with it. I had to download it to check a focus issue with my 70-200 ƒ2.8 IS and 5DIII bodies and it's much faster than it used to be. Might end up using it instead of Adobe for first round editing and conversion. So far in preliminary tests it looks like the noise is just slightly better than the 5DIII at the same ISO although probably not as good as a 5DIV. As I said, I'm going to transition to R5/R6 also so I'll see how it compare to them at some point soon.
  2. Anyone using a Canon M6 Mark II for stock? I have a couple of 5d Mark III's at the moment, but I'll be replacing them with an R5 and an R6 once they're readily available. I want something smaller and more unobtrusive though with at least an APS-C sized sensor for some street shooting
  3. Try a UV filter on the lens as well. Certain flowers reflect a great deal of UV which the eye can't see but the camera can pick up. Infrared is also a potential culprit. Modern sensors are usually pretty good at blocking non visible wavelengths, but some do manage to sneak through. I did some photography for 1800flowers back in the 80's when they were a startup and we had to have local color correction done on certain flowers by a retoucher (pre digital) because film couldn't record their color correctly. Happens with certain paint pigments as well.
  4. Wiskerke Thanks I didn't even realize that there was a share button for twitter until you just mentioned it, BUT it can't be accessed until posted images are available in search. It would be easier if the social media share buttons were also in the image manager so we could post as soon as we fill out enough info for them to become salable.
  5. Well, no response from anyone else either. It's would be nice to have a simple way to post new content to twitter, especially newsworthy images.
  6. 2+ months and no response?
  7. Try calling them +441235844600 They probably don't have anyone monitoring the forum at the moment. They probably never had more than one person doing it in the past and certainly not someone from accounting.
  8. The print on demand site that I have work on has a one click way to post an image to twitter with an embedded link back to the original webpage. Can something like that be implemented here with Alamy watermark and the Alamy image number?
  9. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    What the hell are you talking about? Go put your tinfoil hat on tighter.
  10. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    There are two ways to analyze the search. One is to look at what people are buying and copy those images. The other way is to look at what people are looking for and not finding and try to meet those needs. In that case, the bigger the pool of data the better.
  11. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    Alamy doesn't currently included results for people who have not licensed images. I'm asking them to provide results from people who have not yet purchased licenses.
  12. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    I don't understand how what you're writing relates to my question.
  13. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    That should be very easy. Alamy is able to collect and display the searches of paying customers. I assume that they are also collecting all search data. Just use the data from the paying customers to calculate CTR, but display all the collected search terms, views and zooms for contributor research purposes.
  14. DCSmith

    Alamy Measures

    From the description on the measures page. "How is this data collected? This data is collected from the search activity of our paying customers. It records searches, visits, views, sales and zooms." My assumption is that it's from anyone who has a record of purchasing a license. My original question is, are we losing valuable data by ignoring people who haven't yet purchased a license?
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