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 I was just looking in Image Manager to see if I’d uploaded two images twice.

Much to my surprise, I noticed an upload from November 7, 2020 that says “FTP upload”. Missed that nugget back when, I guess.

I’ve never used FTP in all of my time here. I tried it some years back when a lot of us reported having trouble with the usual method and many were going to FTP, but I wasn’t successful so I’ve just uploaded the usual way.

 

How could I have uploaded FTP without having it set up, which it isn’t, because I could never set it up right? Isn’t the upload acknowledgment we see standard and done automatically? Don’t you need to personally choose FTP, which I have never done?

I’m really confused.

Plus, out of the twelve images I uploaded yesterday, it appears two are on sale now but not the other ten. That’s what got me looking in Image Manager to begin with.  I don’t think that’s ever happened (to me) before.

Okay, Alamy. Do you dislike me so much that you’re trying to drive me around the bend?

Sorry, I’m already there. :D
Betty

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I use FTP if I am having problems with the online uploader. When I use it though it does not "batch" the photos, it shows them in the image manager as one photo being one upload instead of all the photos in the FTP session submitted being one upload. 

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On 06/01/2021 at 18:59, Panthera tigris said:

I use FTP if I am having problems with the online uploader. When I use it though it does not "batch" the photos, it shows them in the image manager as one photo being one upload instead of all the photos in the FTP session submitted being one upload. 

Strange behavior. Does that keep you from selecting several similars to work on at the same time?
I’ve never knowingly used FTP, yet one of my uploads says I did. There are gremlins in the system.

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Hi Betty, Off topic here, but I am  glad I found you and I wanted to ask you which tripod head you found to be ideal? You mentioned this a few years ago here in the topics, which I can not locate.

 

 I'd like to get your recommended one because ball heads I had in the past had a tendency to flop over unexpectedly if not tightened enough. And if I had tightened them enough, I might miss a shot because I would be trying to loosen the head just enough to maneuver the lens as the golden photo opportunity vanished.

 

Anyway, if you could provide me that tripod head name again, I would be delighted. Thanks, MM

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On 07/01/2021 at 00:59, Panthera tigris said:

I use FTP if I am having problems with the online uploader. When I use it though it does not "batch" the photos, it shows them in the image manager as one photo being one upload instead of all the photos in the FTP session submitted being one upload. 

I use FTP and find that if it's a slow connection they split up sometimes, but with a fast stable connection they always stay together when they all get there.

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4 hours ago, mickfly said:

I use FTP and find that if it's a slow connection they split up sometimes, but with a fast stable connection they always stay together when they all get there.

 

Thats good to know thanks. I really only use when I an in the backend of nowhere and my connections bad enough to make the online loader an issue, so your explanation explains why I have that issue, cheers.

 

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8 hours ago, MMiller said:

Hi Betty, Off topic here, but I am  glad I found you and I wanted to ask you which tripod head you found to be ideal? You mentioned this a few years ago here in the topics, which I can not locate.

 

 I'd like to get your recommended one because ball heads I had in the past had a tendency to flop over unexpectedly if not tightened enough. And if I had tightened them enough, I might miss a shot because I would be trying to loosen the head just enough to maneuver the lens as the golden photo opportunity vanished.

 

Anyway, if you could provide me that tripod head name again, I would be delighted. Thanks, MM

Sorry to say the very tripod head I used flopped just as you say. I used it mostly on a monopod, sometimes on a tripod. Manfrotto 222.  I just struggled with it and made do. It was a squeeze-handle head because it was so maneuverable. I seldom use it anymore since going to mirrorless unless indoors in low light, usually for food or smaller items. My Fuji doesn’t cause it to flop like the heavier Nikons did, plus indoors I use much smaller, lighter lenses like 35 or 50mm. Where I had the most problem in the past with the head is when I used my 100-400 Nikon lens on  D300 or D800 for shooting birds.

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10 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Sorry to say the very tripod head I used flopped just as you say. I used it mostly on a monopod, sometimes on a tripod. Manfrotto 222.  I just struggled with it and made do. It was a squeeze-handle head because it was so maneuverable. I seldom use it anymore since going to mirrorless unless indoors in low light, usually for food or smaller items. My Fuji doesn’t cause it to flop like the heavier Nikons did, plus indoors I use much smaller, lighter lenses like 35 or 50mm. Where I had the most problem in the past with the head is when I used my 100-400 Nikon lens on  D300 or D800 for shooting birds.

 

Look at the Wimberly Side Kick and the full Wimberley head which is very useful for photographing birds from a tripod.  The Side Kick will work with a ball head.   The full Wimberley is rather expensive.   The Sidekick is about half the price.   I had the Sidekick at one time.  

 

These are birder/wildlife specialist heads for people who don't handhold long lenses.

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1 minute ago, MizBrown said:

 

Look at the Wimberly Side Kick and the full Wimberley head which is very useful for photographing birds from a tripod.  The Side Kick will work with a ball head.   The full Wimberley is rather expensive.   The Sidekick is about half the price.   I had the Sidekick at one time.  

 

These are birder/wildlife specialist heads for people who don't handhold long lenses.

Yeah, I couldn’t hand-hold my Nikon with the big lens. I can hand hold my X-T2 with 100-400. And I correct myself, the Nikon was an 80-400.  I never birded with a tripod, though. The monopod was easier to tilt and move with the bird, along with the head adding more maneuverability.  I’m unfamiliar with the Side Kick.

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13 hours ago, MMiller said:

ball heads I had in the past had a tendency to flop over unexpectedly if not tightened enough. And if I had tightened them enough, I might miss a shot because I would be trying to loosen the head just enough to maneuver the lens as the golden photo opportunity vanished.

You could have a look at the UniqBall. You still need to tighten or loosen it as required, but moving via the top ball allows movement without the camera tipping, and you will usually keep the lower ball locked unless you are relevelling.  It will at most flop in one plane if you do not tighten the top ball.  A bit difficult to explain, so if you do not already know how these work, just Google it and look at a video to see better. I have used one for a few years now.  There is also something similar, which I have not tried myself, called a FlexShooter which seems to work in the same way but which has a sprung head to keep it in place, which might suit your needs.

 

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1 hour ago, Graham said:

You could have a look at the UniqBall. You still need to tighten or loosen it as required, but moving via the top ball allows movement without the camera tipping, and you will usually keep the lower ball locked unless you are relevelling.  It will at most flop in one plane if you do not tighten the top ball.  A bit difficult to explain, so if you do not already know how these work, just Google it and look at a video to see better. I have used one for a few years now.  There is also something similar, which I have not tried myself, called a FlexShooter which seems to work in the same way but which has a sprung head to keep it in place, which might suit your needs.

 

Graham

 

I am along term unique ball user as well for my heavy lens. Love it. Drops my total weight and bulk significantly.

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16 hours ago, MMiller said:

Hi Betty, Off topic here, but I am  glad I found you and I wanted to ask you which tripod head you found to be ideal? You mentioned this a few years ago here in the topics, which I can not locate.

 

 I'd like to get your recommended one because ball heads I had in the past had a tendency to flop over unexpectedly if not tightened enough. And if I had tightened them enough, I might miss a shot because I would be trying to loosen the head just enough to maneuver the lens as the golden photo opportunity vanished.

 

Anyway, if you could provide me that tripod head name again, I would be delighted. Thanks, MM

 

Ball heads can be annoying. Hard to find that sweet spot where you can move it but not have it flop. For what it's worth the wildlife photographers tend to favor the ones from Really Right Stuff.

 

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The best ballheads have a separate knob to govern how stiff they are once the main adjusting knob is undone, stops them from flopping over and of course would vary according to how much weight they are carrying. Really Right Stuff & Kirk are very good but priced accordingly, they would have the Arca-Swiss type of fitting for the camera.

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