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Marco Lanciani

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  1. Hi @Anthony , you are one of the few here I know in person and still remember you with gratitude. Thank you for this challenge ☀️
  2. Beautiful colors and landscape!
  3. @Mexecutioner, I suppose this D3 doesn't have buffer extension, from what you say... Thanks, great tip! I also noticed that the brand and model under the LCD is not as usual. It should be Nikon D3, instead there's some sort of logo and GGS. Is it just a protective film or a fake D3 😅 ( @Dallas Images are from the eBay listing. If this is a problem, I'll remove them after the answer)
  4. I noticed this. In fact D700 and D3 share almost the same "used" price...
  5. Thank you, Hugh... in the end, it depends on the price I'm going to find... if it's just a small difference, D3...
  6. Thank you, Chris, for your experience... Cleaning and Calibration was already done, more than one time 🤷‍♂️ and yes, I do noticed that the sensor needs regular cleaning. Thank you, Alan... The price of a D2x is tempting, its ISO capabilities and prehistoric technology, less... Looks like you're suggesting a D800 - D800e ... they are still a bit above my price range, €500, because then I need at least an FX wideangle zoom
  7. Thank you, Dallas. It seems you had a similar experience with the D7000 Thank you, Rodrigo... I'm thinking to who used the camera before me... in this sense a "stressed" sensor... but maybe not many people were using a D3s mainly to shoot video. I'm almost on your conclusions and will hopefully get a D3. Do you know how to check for buffer extension on the D3? eBay sellers don't know this.
  8. I'm considering this camera, mainly for portraits, in studio and on location, and some event photography. Even though the D3s might have a better Iso performance, I still prefer the D3 because it doesn't have video... so my sensation is of a less stressed sensor... what do you think about this? Apart from this, two more concerns: 1- 12MP 2- Is it still reliable There are some, apparently, good offers on eBay I'm observing... Why this change... I'm missing many shots with my D7000, more than half are out of focus and blurred under 1/100", sometime even at 1/125", mostly in portrait orientation and I'm not happy with the results with the 50mm @1.8... So I borrowed a friend's D700: no AF problems or blurred shots, even at 1/60", and my AFS 50mm 1.8 performs at its best starting wide open. I'm not considering the D3x, just because of the price. €500 is my budget... Please, let me know your considerations, and what to ask/look at, when buying used cameras on eBay. Hopefully your experience might save me some headaches...
  9. Evolution. From the Water to the Land. From Swimming to Running.
  10. I better like the light in #1. Light in #2 and #3 looks dull, as if they were taken behind a glass...
  11. I think you can do beautiful prints of #2 and #4. I really like #5.
  12. Thank you Dallas. I now updated them at 1640 px. I usually stay on 940 px because it fills my monitor in portrait orientation.
  13. The Centrale Montemartini was the first public power plant to produce electricity for Rome. Eventually the building was turned into a museum and now the old machinery of electricity production works as a backdrop for masterpieces of ancient sculptures. NIKON D7000 + SAMYANG 10mm DxO PHOTO LAB2 (2.3.1) 1 2 3 4
  14. Thank you Michael. Very interesting article. I have the StackShot, even though I didn't use it yet. So, any advice on using it is very welcome.
  15. Here is the chines counterpart of 500px: http://500px.me/ I've found this explanation from another photographer: http://photoblog.mrussellphotography.com/9-reasons-i-no-longer-use-500px/ Looks like a number of photographers are leaving... Is 500px still worth contributing photos?
  16. Still investigating in this world of stock photography, I'd like to hear your opinion and, possibly, experience. 500px: Looks like many photographers are unhappy of the recent moves there... to say a few, always closer to china or royalties lowered to 30%, from 70%. Flickr: a possible way to Getty Images. PhotoShelter: don't know what to think about.
  17. 1. I just can't. I can't sell as RF what's on Alamy as RM, and most of images on Alamy are Rights Managed. 2. As for images with the same license, no one is going to buy on Alamy if it's cheaper elsewhere.
  18. So far I have set some photos on Alamy as RF but nothing changed. OTOH I had a nice surprise on Shutterstock just a few days ago: I’ve sold a single image for $27 It must be a sort of extended license. On Shutterstock I’ve sold within weeks from my signing up, with just a few images. On Alamy, with more than 70 images, RM and RF… nothing. Maybe what I have on Alamy is already available somewhere else at a lover price. At this point I don’t know if I have to close my Alamy account and put those images on Shutterstock and eventually signup again one day with a better collection set.
  19. I think I'll start setting some photos as RF and see what happen...
  20. Thank you Dallas. If I got your theory right, it's not a matter of RF vs RM. If the customer is interested it buys anyway. Anyone else on this?
  21. Since I started submitting images to Shutterstock and Alamy I have now almost 50 images on both agencies. I've sold 15 images on Shutterstock, $0.25 each, so... $3.75 - Mmh... it's a long time to the D500. On Alamy 0! Those on Shutterstock are all Royalty Free (RF), no option here. On Alamy, and here is my problem, I can choose and set all of them as Rights Managed (RM), after reading their Forum. I think I understand the Difference between RF and RM but how do I take the decision. This I have yet to understand. 1. What makes an image more sellable, or preferable, as RF or RM? 2. Also, it is still possible that one client prefer an image as RF and another client prefer the same image as RM. What to do if this case really exist? What License should I set the image to? Any idea or direct experience?
  22. I think Nikon should joint to or work together with one of the Big in this field, like Adobe Lr or PhaseOne C1... and give up with its software compartment. Although I have a Capture NX license, I used it rarely... it was always a pain, always outdated and incredibly slow. They also changed name at least 3 times and I don't know if I can take this for good: it seems as Capture NX-D isn't anyway on the right path. Yet If you want to instal only Capture NX, simply you can't: you are asked to install Nikon Messenger and maybe something else and you are not free to take your decision on this. Will it still be the same with Capture NX-D? I never tried Capture NX-D but I guess it's only good to mess up with my Mac.
  23. "A golden carpet" is a great capture. I also like the presence of the bare tree as a silhouette very much; it adds to the final result.
  24. I've always thought the best solution being a good fluid video head with leveling base and/or (leveling) tripod's column if the tripod is solid enough.
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