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  1. thanks to all... for replies....all food for thought on how to get best from this camera. regards Sparks!
  2. The more I look at it...the shot was of a contact sheet of previous work...That I believe was more my problem...not the camera...a learning curve is on the horizon I fear....but certainly will be working this camera over the next month 'til it becomes second nature, as I have with my Canon 5d. Also keeping ISO below 400. sparks
  3. Thanks Matt... I forgot to mention all my work I shoot in RAW and processed through light room.... Ta sparks
  4. Thanks for reply.....iso was 125....but have been giving thought to quality of contact sheet printing....but will be out and about when weather improves for further testing. initially green auto and sees what results come in....agree with you on post processing work.... Will only have one day in New York so need to get it right this this side of the Pond.. before sailing. Thanks again Sparks!
  5. Good morning all, Having followed forum points ref Sony RX100M3 ...went ahead and purchased one. (Normal camera Canon 5d mk3) Reason is visit to New York later this year and not to have large slr round my neck but something small and unobtrusive and still producing work ok for Alamy. First try out locally, and first batch qc fail in 3years.....NOISE ...subject: photographing old contact sheets of shots. BUT:- When the time comes I want to use Sony camera more in point and shoot type mode. Should I set ISO or Green auto.... Should I set up specific settings or rely on camera to do the job. (Anything specific I'll be using my normal workhorse, the canon 5 mk3) From some comments on the forum(s)...other enjoy the sony 100 MK3 and just leave it on full auto. Any advice comments etc will be much appreciated Thanks Regards SPARKS!
  6. Good morning all, Quick question... I use Lightroom 5 and at present see no reason to up grade. But what is max capacity for "All pictures"....if any...??? I do regular spring cleans moving pic files onto back up hard drives and end up with average working total on catalogues of 20,000 files... Was just curious as to what limits are..??? Thank you Sparks
  7. Good morning all, Though having a time served Canon 5d mk3, was giving a consideration to upgrading to mk4....when I can afford it. But with no need for video,...I don't use it at all....was looking at 6d mk2 also....would appreciate any comments...especially ...noise..af speed...Rather than other reviewers thought ALAMY photographers would be more experienced and Critical...thank you in advance... Eric
  8. Good morning. Most days I check my own stats in ALAMY measures...but when editing pictures, keywords, I will spend awhile going through ALAMY measures "all of alamy" to see if my keywording can improve . Also what fresh subjects I could give thought to...I usually start page one and work through as many as possible before my brain is numbed.. I am wondering what pattern others use to benefit from these stats. I am heading out to do some work the now but look forward to reading replies , if any, when I get back. See later.. Best regards Sparks!!
  9. P.s.sorry for predictive spelling of your name...Kelv...... Sparks!
  10. Good afternoon Kelvedon, I do use full frame ,canon 5d mk3 and lightroom editing . After following replies I have kept 100macro....but still purchased 180 l lense and angle finder and remote release.... If these purchases don't produce sales I am in trouble with my considerate and understanding Wife! But thanks to all for replies Sparks!!
  11. Thanks thoroughly enjoying replies john...bill. much appreciated instructions...looked through some of your pages...experts in your field..as betty said do you need an old codger apprentice....thanks for important pointers!! Regards Sparks!!
  12. Thanks for replies....but I raised this topic not specifically regarding lense hardware..but mainly regarding photographing and submitting macro work...and fresh perspectives on old subjects. Here looking forward to spring and hopefully a fresh buzz along with it. !! Thanks Sparks
  13. Good morning all, am taking advantage of the January sales to enjoy a new perspective on my submissions. Trading in a Canon 100 macro and purchasing a 180 canon l series. (The 100 lenses terrific lense but mainly used as a fast portaiture..) Just for enjoyment and hopefully sales, a fresh buzz when out and about, to look at old subjects from a new perspective. Have been enjoying youtube videos on this lenses...but here trying to draw on the deep well of alamy photographers for their views on MACRO.... From forum names and their work, there are dedicated macro buffs....terrific work...and captioning...but what of us lesser mortals...any comments... Best regards to all Sparks
  14. Just to say "Thank you" to ones replying to my question. interesting reading. Much appreciated. Regards Sparks
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