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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
  15. P.s.sorry for predictive spelling of your name...Kelv...... Sparks!
  16. 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!!
  17. 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!!
  18. 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
  19. 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....ter
  20. Just to say "Thank you" to ones replying to my question. interesting reading. Much appreciated. Regards Sparks
  21. Good afternoon all, After reading numerous reviews on this lenses....all good. Wondering how alamy contributors find this product if you use one. I use the 70 - 300 l series already...but would appreciate any opinions. Thanks Best regards Sparks
  22. Good afternoon all When tagging an image, what balance do we split between descriptive terms and others like "teamwork"....competitive, stability..etc. does it increase zooms or sales...or seem a waste of allowance of tags we have. I look forward to replies because concept tags have not been high up my list of priorities...maybe I have been wrong on this for a while. Thanks Best regards Sparks
  23. P.s. different direction...next year have booked a week b@b in llandudno...will we regret it it.? Instead of other continental locations....anyway .SUGGESTIONS please for must have photo stock visits . (Morning photo work...nice lunch..then some art/snoozing work)... Thanks Sparks
  24. Good morning again,, Have enjoyed reading replies....thanks! I followed Stokie going on an art course to squelch that same itch to paint...it does make a relaxing hobby...but that's all it is..I don't intend selling any of it...the photography makes the finances. But one thing I've noticed is it can make you see things differently and it slows you down to take that scene/object etc in, Anyway back to coffee...the weather here is grey, miserable so this morning keywording is in, art And photography out. Regards to all Sparks
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