Steve F

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  1. First sale of the month, and in keeping with the Australian theme, also to an Australian newspaper. First time to I've sold to an Australian newspaper (or anything else to the Aussies come to that). Has Alamy just opened an office down under?! An American M41 Walker Bulldog at the Four-à-Chaux site of the Maginot Line at Lembach, Alsace
  2. Introduction Hello

    Hi Bear, Welcome! The Alamy database normally takes 24 hours to update so your photos should show as being on sale from tomorrow. Steve
  3. Lens is on order (still out of stock!) That's right, keep giving me positive confirmation once I've already ordered
  4. Thanks for the tip, it would be a cheaper setup. I do use sigma and tamron lenses with my current sony. I'm stacked about going full frame though and I'm going to try and stick to native glass so I don't worry about potential focus problems.
  5. Looking forwards to shooting with the new kit! Except the 24-105 is so popular it's out of stock so need to pre-order! Maybe the 70-200 will be a birthday or anniversary present... Subtle hint Steve
  6. Thanks guys, good advice both. I think that probably decides it in favour of the 24-105. It does look like a great walkaround lens. I love the effects I can get with my 70-200, but it's a pain to lug around and I don't use it so much. I'm getting the FE90 macro too. Should cover portraits. Steve
  7. Hey guys, I'm upgrading to the full frame mirrorless Sony A7iii. I've been debating what lenses to get. I currently mainly use a 16-80mm and 70-200mm on an aps-c camera. I shoot a variety of subjects, mainly landscapes and cityscapes, but also some events and some portrait shots. So here's my thinking. The Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master is a great lens, but £2,100 and 950g so really expensive and the camera would be front heavy. So Tamron has just bought out a 28-75mm f2.8 for £800. It's not as wide as the Sony, but considerably cheaper and lighter at 550g. So I thought I'd go for this and the Sony F4 70-200mm. Anyway..... I was just talking to a fellow photographer (btw a lot more professional than me) and he says his go to lens is the Nikon 24-120mm. Ok. So I looked at the Sony equivalent: 24-105mm F4 £1,200 650g. I thought the image quality wouldn't be so good for such a zoom range, but apparently it is and the bokeh is ok. The ISO is so good on the latest cameras that you can boost it to compensate for slower lenses without noticeable noise. So..... Do I get the 28-75 and 70-200, or just the 24-105mm (which would mean I probably don't change lens so often)???? Decisions decisions!!! Has anyone got any thoughts? Maybe an entirely different suggestion even! Stephen
  8. Hey guys, So I've got this picture with a smart looking tree in the background. Taken in springtime in Austria. And I don't have the faintest idea what kind it is so I can keyword it!! Has anyone got any ideas what it is? Steve p.s. I took some closeups with my mobile but can't seem to add them here because they're not online. Leaves are oval shaped, but then taper to have pointy ends.
  9. uk spam

    Come to Austria. They made it illegal to send unsolicited emails from companies. Except... They can still send spam by post - we get a LOT of paper! Ermmm, doesn't your email provider filter out spam?
  10. "Tourists relaxing on steps in front of the facade of the Tolentini on Campo dei Tolentini, Venice". Germany, advertising brochure. Summer is coming! Bulk discount, but still a pretty decent price (>$30)
  11. Formatting

    Hi Liam, Easiest thing to try next is to do a factory reset. There should be an option for this in your camera menus somewhere. If that doesn't work, you could try going on the Sony website and seeing if there is a firmware update for your camera. Steve
  12. Hi from Germany

    Gruß Gott Eloise! Welcome to Alamy. I was expecting to see photos of Germany; more fool me! Just to let you know, we can see your photos by clicking on "Images" under your profile so no need to post a link. So..... Good pictures, I particularly like the camel riding shot .Pictures of people doing 'stuff' sell well on Alamy. 'Temple of Hercules' and 'Wadi Rum' look underexposed. Also "pink flowers"; you really need the latin and common name. There's a lot of flower pictures on Alamy and no one will find this picture. Also, what story is this telling? There's just sky as a background. If it had a castle or market or people in the background, it would be a lot better. Hope this helps. Steve
  13. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Well... Alamy have confirmed it is an infringement. But, that it's also a website based in a territory they can't chase. Hey ho....
  14. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Thanks! Wow, that is a dodgy copyright notice if ever I've read one. What am I supposed to do, report this? I see that all the watermarks are on the image still but the suggested "free" uses include non-commercial and educational purposes!!
  15. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    I think it's supposed to be modern art