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Panthera tigris

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  1. I think 90% of their users are sport and wildlife on the bigger telephotos. I use Nikon's 1.4x on the 500 FL (almost permanently attached) and 600 (non FL) and my eyes can't see any degradation. The 2x on the other hand is unusable for me with significant degradation. Never used the 1.7 but it does not have any stellar write ups. Canon TCs are considered better than Nikons and with much less image degradation.
  2. I am along term unique ball user as well for my heavy lens. Love it. Drops my total weight and bulk significantly.
  3. Thats good to know thanks. I really only use when I an in the backend of nowhere and my connections bad enough to make the online loader an issue, so your explanation explains why I have that issue, cheers.
  4. I use FTP if I am having problems with the online uploader. When I use it though it does not "batch" the photos, it shows them in the image manager as one photo being one upload instead of all the photos in the FTP session submitted being one upload.
  5. They have been moving their manufacturing over to Thailand for the last 15 years at least. You would be surprised how the vast majority of their models are already made here in Ayuthaya (just north of Bangkok).
  6. I second that John, that I actually disabled selling a couple of years ago because the selling side was so bad for me I just decided to use it as portfolio and archive :+)
  7. Yet another deadline missed? I searched the site for the "end of year" release of templates but could not find anything - anyone hear anything? I did see that they admitted that there were still many users on the old system prior to BEAM. I looked into this and they did not upgrade because the used HTML to integrate into their own websites look and feel and did not upgrade to BEAM because it had no such customisation options. PS promised that customisation features would be coming to BEAM. That was SEVEN years ago. I have just gotten used to being disappointed by PS I think. Pr
  8. Its been removed now so there must have been an issue with it.
  9. Maybe it too late but here my list of things I would like to see included: 1) Catalogue performance in 2020, including returns per image rates (am interested if a correlation between ever increasing catalogue size and sales is as a projection) 2) Was there a one off impact of covid on sales 3) Future direction and new initiatives - what is long term vision. 4) What did well and what did not (from a contributors perspective). 5) What editorial markets (countries) did best and worst (I say this in respect that the majority of the catalogue is UK centric but I assu
  10. Strange, I am running PS2021 on my MBP (running Big Sur) and have the old version (free one) of Nik on it, I don't use it anymore to be honest but thought I would check if it works and if not then just delete it as I don't use it. Still works fine though.
  11. This is all as clear as mud to me. Maybe Alamy can reword their release as I, as an opt outer, am confused. My understanding (confused admittedly) is that they are just cancelling the "newspaper scheme"???
  12. I am quite peed off with them Ian. I still think they have still, probably, the better system out there but their project management and communication are pretty damned poor. Its just delay after delay after delay. And would we even have seen a press release on the latest delay if you had not poked them in their blog comments. I am willing to bet none of us will be using the templates in a live environment till next year. https://paulthompson.gallery/
  13. I am with it being the design agency's fault. Saying that I personally suspect the photographer had no idea about the clause restricting usage of "people" images in the unsplash terms when the image was uploaded. Is the video (the advert) still online anywhere or is it just a print advertisement ?
  14. I changed my strategy at the beginning of this year to only offering through Alamy UK (no distribution et al), exclusive on a 97% RM collection. I have about 100 RF images/illustrations as well. I have past my 2019 income by 20% already on a reduced sales volume of 30%. I am very happy with the RM prices Alamy has gotten me this year.
  15. Thank you all for your time and recommendations it really helped a lot. A million thanks and some green. I was convinced the Sony was the answer and got on the bus to Palma the day before yesterday to buy one. But we all know what happens when we visit a camera shop :+) I ended up walking out with a Nikon Z50 kit (+16-50) and 50-250 for 1300 euros. My first ever mirrorless. Definitely not pocketable but fits into a corner of my nap sack and weighs nothing compared to my usual rig. I like the feel and the image quality, I like the lightness, and being a Nikon theres no learning curve for
  16. I agree with Ian, the new themes and improvements therein were due in July so they should be released anytime now. As the development time given for the themes was 6 months I am expecting (hoping) that they will be something special in them.
  17. I think we can forgive his bias Chuck as his website is called "selling stock"
  18. I can't disagree with anything he said but need to be pedantic on one point. Thailand is not a cheap country to live. Those days have long passed. I got a surprise when I got stuck in the UK for 3 months due to the covid lockdown - it was cheaper for me to live in the UK than in my home in Thailand ;+)
  19. Hi, Due to COVID I have been stuck in one country and all my camera gear is in another. It's been 6 months so far without a camera and I am getting bored. So I thought about looking for something that is small, not too expensive but capable of passing Alamy QC at say 400 iso (or 400 with limited post processing for noise). Something small I could just pop in my backpack during the day and could handle a little abuse. Just for general location shooting. I was looking at pics from my iPhone (10) and was quite shocked about how good the quality's in good light but am assu
  20. It took me that long to log back in to Pixsy :+) Old men and computers - not always a match made in heaven.
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