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  1. Thanks all....it is what I was expecting.....appreciate your replies. Best regards Sparks!
  2. Good morning All.... A quick question. I have a Canon 5d mk3...which I am considering upgrading to Mk4. I use Lightroom 5.7.1 for raw to tiff to max jpeg for Alamy…. If I get the Canon 5d mk4....do I have to up date lightroom software or can I continue to use what I have?? Thank you Hope we are all coping with covid...best regards to all Sparks!!
  3. Betty thank you very much for your advice....I agree with your comments ref birds as I try lens out shooting back garden from kitchen door....the sooner I am outside the better....but already very happy with lens performance... Best regards Sparks!
  4. Again Good morning ... I went ahead & bought Canon 100-400 L with UV filter. After reading the relevant sections from Canon MK3 handbook ….being more perplexed after reading it... I would seek advice for field tested,, best settings eg focus field...for use with 100-400 L lens. I'm already trying and enjoying lens but what of those with far better experience than I amongst Alamy photographers. I appear to be settling down for good dose of flu...my family says man flu...so plenty of time to read. PS I am not intending it for sport
  5. To everyone that has contributed to this thread....THANK YOU...have sat and read through everything...much appreciated. Best regards SPARKS!
  6. Good morning all, I am considering purchasing 100-400 L series lenses.....while reading reviews etc I came across the comments that UV, 1a, filters, degrade image from pin point sharpness... I have always purchased filters to protect front elements....cheaper to replace filter than entire lense ...all my lenses are L series ….I was wondering how many of us use these protective front end filters and on what lenses /focal lengths, and how many don't....and their reasoning either way.. ..Thanks for replies. "Sparks"
  7. thanks to all... for replies....all food for thought on how to get best from this camera. regards Sparks!
  8. 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
  9. Thanks Matt... I forgot to mention all my work I shoot in RAW and processed through light room.... Ta sparks
  10. 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!
  11. 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 a
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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