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  1. The RX100V has 24fps burst shooting in JPEG + Raw with full AF. Surprisingly useful. You do end up with 3500 images in 3 hours like me last Sunday though. The AF system is much better than the previous ones. Familiarize yourself with the Sony wifi shooting app, which enables you to look at your smartphone while the camera maybe hangs on your side or so. I would take the Nikon out as much as possible. Take every allowed image with it. And have it hanging on your shoulder with a big lens when you use the RX100. Or your phone. Pity the newer iterations don't have the 28-100mm (eq) anymore. I take 2 replacement batteries and 2 128Gb cards. (And a very long selfie stick pole, but that may be too much for those poor minders.) - I have not been near NK. Yet. wim
  2. How best to keyword age ranges

    Some more lists: Mixed Age Range Baby: Newborn 0-6 Months 6-12 Months 12-18 Months Child: Toddler 18-21 Months 21-24 Months Preschool Child 2-3 Years 3-4 Years Primary Age Child 4-5 Years 6-7 Years 8-9 Years Pre-adolescent Child 10-11 Years 12-13 Years Teenager: Early Teens 13-14 Years 14-15 Years Late Teens 16-17 Years Adult: Young Adult 18-19 Years 20s Midadult 30s Mature Adult 40s 50s Senior Adult 60s 70-80 Years 80-plus Years Ages: Baby Toddler Child Early Teens Young Men Young Women Midadult Men Midadult Women Mature Men Mature Women Senior Men Senior Women Mixed Age Range However, I would all check them against AoA to see if it's used on a regular basis by clients. Clients tend to think totally different from agencies sometimes ;-) wim
  3. Images sold in April (Max. 1 per day)

    Amsterdam Vondel Park. Worldwide editorial. Any size.cover and inside. - Not spotted yet. wim
  4. Images sold in April (Max. 1 per day)

    Brussels. The office of the Delegation of the Government of Catalunya (Catalonia) to the EU - European Union. Magazine or book. wim
  5. Have you found any Alamy images in April 2018

    Mauritius is the Alamy distributor in Germany. wim
  6. Nick Hatton

    Isn't there another thread about this in which Alamy has apologized for some technical difficulties and the delay? wim edit: aha here it is.

    Faster apertures are really expensive. Think 8-10K. The upcoming Sony 2.8-400mm will be in the 10K range. Again I think this is already much more firepower than I would put on a 6500. However I can see the reasoning for it. The variable aperture is probably a bit of a nuisance in video, but not for stills. Bokeh may well be better than a constant aperture lens. At least it's lots cheaper to build. Also the result is a lot lighter and smaller. Depth of field at the 400mm end is obviously a compromise: a 2.8 can be really nice. These lenses are expensive precisely because the largest opening is already perfectly usable. The 70-200/2.8 coupled with the 2x converter will be 5.6 at the 400mm end, which is the same as the 100-400mm. However the image quality will take a hit. There could be one possible useful advantage of such a combination: the closest focusing distance may be shorter. (But I have not checked that.) Which may be interesting for the garden feeder. I'm not aware of any third party longer lens for the Sony mount. With adapters of course anything goes. Like with all my funny gear. Older long lenses tend to be quite soft. However with the right post technique a lot can be wrestled from these old howitzers. Have a look at this or this. In some of the BBC wildlife programs you may have spotted this one, which is a favorite of some of the camera men. No AF, but with the A6500 all those will have Image Stabilization ;-) wim

    Good glass is expensive; the 70-200 f/2.8 is only a tiny bit sharper; there's no other native long lens yet for the Sony. wim is this breaking news? No it isn't: Published on Mar 7, 2018
  9. Infringments

    Just fill in the form. wim
  10. Favourite images uploaded - April 2018

    ;-) Btw it's one of the newspaper sites I have not been to yet. wim

    A 100-400mm + 1.4 converter will give you significantly more reach for wildlife and will not overlap with your existing lens. Plus it's a tiny bit lighter. Again: maybe rent one first. The going rate in the UK seems to be around 30,- /day and 10,- for a converter if you rent it for a couple of days. wim
  12. Favourite images uploaded - April 2018

    It looks like it's a bit more difficult, but the signs only say please. Great image! wim nps wiki
  13. IMO?

    Wow! > Note: We have 127 other definitions for IMO in our Acronym Attic wim

    Yes, but I find the 2.8-s too heavy and big for travel. For wildlife I have a small pair of 10x25 binoculars ;-) I have looked at the 100-400mm as well, but mainly because my F4 doesn't accept a converter. For my Canons my longest lens is a 600mm which does accept a dedicated 2x converter. It's ancient but works when needed. However the quality is really showing on the A7R2. The lack of, of course. I also have a whole range of 400mm-s. Some slightly better than others. I have been looking at the RX10 IV, in case I would just need the angle and not the file size. I have rented RX10-s before. Especially for remote use, because they allow for remote zooming. In your case I would try to rent the lenses including their converters as well. They're all a steep investment. Well not the converters maybe. Btw I have not seen a test of those yet. wim

    Not sure whether I would pay for that sort of firepower on a small camera. I have the 70-200 F4 which is already a very good lens. However it does not accept a converter. Which is a shame really. wim