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Marcus Rowland

Marcus Rowland

Member Since 19 Feb 2017
Offline Last Active Jan 11 2019 08:05 PM
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In Topic: Yongnuo YN50 F1.8N

04 January 2019 - 12:33 PM

Some sample photos

 

https://www.flickr.c...157677364530218

 

On the whole I'm favourably impressed - it's about as sharp as the 50/1.8, quieter, and seems to autofocus a little more accurately, so I may keep it and sell on the Nikkor. But I'm still a bit worried about robustness.


In Topic: AF Nikkor 70-300mm F4-5.6G - Sample Photos

19 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

An album of pictures I took in the park today here:

 

https://www.flickr.c...157698903648670

 

and a couple of samples:

 

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In Topic: Member survery...

19 November 2018 - 02:07 PM

D, but a lot of my photos are used to sell cameras, lenses, etc. - not selling the photos themselves, but the photos are proof that the thing works.


In Topic: Miss-Fits

08 November 2018 - 01:20 PM

For some reason these seem to have disappeared.


In Topic: Flickr Changes

08 November 2018 - 01:17 PM

Thanks - like others, I have no objection in principle to paying for this, I know how much web space costs from my own site, and running something like Flickr can't be cheap. My problem is mainly the speed of the change, it feels like they're trying to rush people into it without giving them a lot of time to explore other options. What I really want to avoid is a situation where they get people locked in then start ramping up the price dramatically.

 

Incidentally, if you can find any way of justifying your picture as being of scientific or academic interest etc. it's very easy to upload images to Wikimedia Commons and link to them - for example, I have a lot of pictures of railway construction and of an industrial archaeological excavation there, and have used them in several blog entries etc. The down side is that you have to use copyright terms that let anyone use the images in Wikipedia and elsewhere, not a problem for me but some might find it restrictive. For example, this picture of a coot shows its feet unusually clearly:

 

800px-Coot-lobed-feet.jpg

 

This isn't actually used in Wikipedia at all, but it could be if they wanted to.