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Chris P

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    Herefordshire, England
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    Writing (for magazines), photography, steam locomotives and preserved railways


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    14 Aug 2007
  1. Thank you for passing these thoughts on. I've been using the D7100 for some months now. I had problems finding a lens which suited me at first (and, incidentally, concluded that VR lenses do not provide images that are clean and sharp enough at 100% for my tastes. My benchmark is a 28-70 f2.8 Nikkor on a D700). But I did eventually settle for a 24-85 f2.8 which works well with the D7100. Images are passing QC without a problem. That combination is certainly a bit lighter and a bit smaller than the D700 with a 28-70 and easier to carry about all day. Not the same as finding a CSC that will give me the quality I want but good enough for me for the time being.
  2. Thank you Martin. I'm sure you're right about needing more than a few test images. I've used Lightroom for RAW conversions for some years and haven't had any problems - other than the need to upgrade every so often to take account of a new camera (e g to LR5 recently to cope with images from the D7100). I'll check to see which CSCs LR5 handles as a RAW converter before embarking on purchase. Chris
  3. Thank you to all who have responded. If only there was a retailer where you could try a few test images from some of the recommended CSCs and examine them at home before buying. Chris
  4. I'm sure this topic has been covered extensively although I can't find many references using the search feature. However, I'm toying with the idea of changing from my tried and tested cameras for work intended for Alamy (Nikon D700 with 28-70 mm Nikkor and Nikon D7100 with 35-80 mm Nikkor) in favour of a good compact system camera such as the Fuji X Pro 1 or, perhaps, the Nikon V1. I know they are on the approved camera list but does anyone have experience of submitting images to Alamy using these cameras or something similar? For a while some years ago I used a Canon G9 which was also on the approved list but rarely achieved the standard required by QC. My photography now is very much what might be called street photography. Am I being completely unrealistic to think that a good modern CSC for this style of photography might come close to the quality I get from the D700 or D7100? Chris
  5. I've had scans of medium-format Velvia accepted in the past. I would still use film if I could allocate space for processing at home. I've kept a Bronica ETRSi, a Hasselblad Xpan and a Nikon FM3a(for infra-red film) all of which I really enjoy using. I doubt that I shall ever print in a darkroom again but will, one day, set up my Nova darkroom tent and use the film cameras again. This, though, would be for the pleasure of doing so rather than with a view to having material uploaded to Alamy.
  6. Thank you Niels. I can see it now. I'm puzzled that only one of my sales over the years shows on the list though. Can this mean that all the others were somehow found and purchased without using the search function?
  7. I wonder if it's possible to see which search terms were used to find an image that has been zoomed and/or purchased?
  8. Thank you to all who have commented. All most helpful.
  9. I realise this a bit off-topic but I wonder if anyone has experience of the 16-85 DX Nikkor on a D7100? I use the D7100 for street and stock photography and want to make sure, if I can, that the lens will be up to the standards for Alamy before investing in it.
  10. I think the D7100 is now on the approved camera list. I've been using one as a lighter and less cumbersome alternative to my D700 for street/stock photography. Initial results on Alamy have been fine. Images with an elderly 18-35 Nikkor D lens are good but I'm planning to buy a 16-85 DX lens soon which will, I think, give better results. There were some software upgrade issues of course. I had to upgrade both Lightroom and Elements in order to process the D7100 images. The files are significantly bigger than those from the D700. Slightly off-topic but upgrading Elements has meant that Bridge has been replaced by Organiser which is, in my view, not as useful. I can't, for example, rename and copy my D7100 images from Organiser in the way I can with Bridge. Sorry if this is a little late for your deliberations on camera choice.
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