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  1. I have used them over and over again and yes you can get cash back if you look long enough
  2. Thanks Carol and MDM...I went ahead and submitted the same image to QC, one via Topaz and the other virgin. Lets see what they make of it. Cheers.
  3. Hi Everyone. My journey with the Sony A7Rii continues.... I was photographing some trolleys in Sainsbury this morning (I know, I need to get out more). Once on the laptop I see they were at something like ISO 2500. I was worried about Alamy rejecting them as I have had that "too noisy" message before when rejected. I read on this forum, for a thread about three years old, that Topaz is recommended to fix this. I am trying it right now. Does anyone have an opinion? Thanks! Would be happy to try and attach both images here if I knew how. David,
  4. thank you to both for letting me understand this better. i wont be reducing file size any more for Alamy.
  5. Harry, i was told to reduce the size since, in the Alamy guide it says File size of over 17MB (when uncompressed/open) Your JPEG file is likely to have a compressed size of 3-5MB. Opening a JPEG in an image program such as Adobe Photoshop will show you the uncompressed/open file size. So, are you saying that I can submit jpgs of, say, 20MB? When I say "20MB" I (think) I am referring to compressed - its the size I see when looking at the file in windows file explorer. Thanks for clearing this up, if you can!
  6. thanks for that Harry H. Do you use it? The Pro version I mean. The thing is, with LR I could set the image size in MB when exporting (ideal for Alamy). But with this "express" version, all i see is sliding scale for "quality", which might be a tad too arbitrary. I am not sure though, will need to test more out. Actually, now I have checked, pretty much all the original raws are 42MB in size (wow). So this export size shouldnt be an issue. I have image size in LR set to 9MB, which means they come out at around 4MB - 5MB.
  7. thanks, I went ahead and downloaded, after a bit of trickery, Capture One. I never used LR for much else than converting raw and adding some vibrancy. i will have a play with C1 as soon as my boss leaves for his meeting in about half an hour😉
  8. Hello All So, with my new Sony camera it turns out I cant preview raw files with current Lightroom 5.7.1 set up Options are to upgrade to Lightroom 6, or use a dng conversion. I am not sure what that is, so wanted to ask if anyone here has a view This thread https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1942873 suggests that quality is not necessarily lost: "There are both lossy and lossless conversions available in the DNG converter. You can choose the lossless conversion" Would configuring the DBG conversion be an idea or should I put my hand in my pocket for LR 6? Just looking at Capture One now, I see its free for those who dont need the Pro version. Thanks, David .
  9. OK sb photos, I wont ditch the hood! I promise. My last camera was the dinky and lovable Sony RX100.....so having this beast move in, i cant help but try to minimise the length. I can carry my RX in my pocket. With the hooded A7 it feels like I have an extra arm.
  10. Thanks, I have just ordered the filter! Really tempted to ditch the huge hood once the Hoya arrives but I will try not to.
  11. Its my first day with new set up. The lens is so much bigger with the hood attached. But I hear what you all seem to say about the need for the hood so it stays. is that Hoya from Amazon worth it?
  12. the camera just arrived. the lens is a good bit longer with the lens hood protector on the end. if i remove this would a filter be a fair replacement or would the lens need the hood? thanks. the good of the hood https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/Lens-Hoods.aspx
  13. thanks Colin and Nigel. I was looking at a Hoya just now - Hoya 67mm Pro-1 Digital UV Screw in Filter (£21 Amazon)
  14. Hello. After some advice (on this forum no less) I made the decision to buy a zoom lens for my new (and as yet still in transit) Sony A7Rii. The Tamron 28mm - 75mm I just opened up the box and im still in that golden zone of just staring at the newness of the thing. I still dont have a camera to attach it to ... My question is: what is the best filter to get for this lens? I was thinking of something simple to just protect the glass. I just read this somewhere: DJ
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