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  1. Congrats on the camera. Current promos make it a super value. I don't know anything about Nikon software but perhaps these are what you're looking for ImagingEdge and PlayMemories Home. I don't know of anyone that likes these apps but they are available. I use Capture One and there's a free version of that for Sony, iirc.
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    A7III posterization banding

    No, I haven't noticed this in my pictures. EXIF says Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 8.0 (Windows). Try a couple of other converters to confirm. You can download Capture One for Sony and RawDigger to try them out.
  3. Ebay, advanced search, sold listings. Also KEH, B&H used, Adorama used.
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    Considering switching from Fuji

    Why not rent some Sony gear and find out for yourself?
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    Introduction/Lens buying decision

    Then take just the 55 and make do. You'll still be able to take lots of wonderful pics and it will be nice to have a light, compact unit. Or... get an RX100M6 and leave all that stuff behind.
  6. I got nothing to say about IQ. Others can handle that topic much better than I can. Just personal impressions that may or may not be of interest. Size, weight and general feel on the camera is much like the 1.8/85. Bigger than the 1.8/55 or 2/28 but still in the range where you can use the camera single handed for long periods. I carried it on a couple of hikes using just the Peak Design Clutch, and that worked well. Having an aperture ring again is just great, especially so when shooting with the screen. Why did we get rid of these? I haven't decided what to do with the custom button. But it's challenging. Technically there's no wiggle room. I've a 7RM3 and together with this lens, there's no hiding from what I did wrong. So I have to step up my game and practice. Aesthetically it's a challenge too. 24mm is tough for me anyway but this equipment demands justification. I have to find worthy scenes. I've been having a hard time getting horizons level. Does this get harder as you go wider?
  7. thefsb

    Flash modifiers

    Have you read David Hobby's strobist tutorials? It covers modification and you'll have a better idea of what to get when you understand the techniques.
  8. exiftool -a filename Did you check image stabilization config on the 6500?
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    Conspiracy theory?

    I agree this site is no good as a photo sharing platform.
  10. thefsb

    Conspiracy theory?

    Yes I've noticed that. I called it out indirectly here https://www.sonyalphaforum.com/topic/9551-have-i-made-a-mistake-with-the-55mm-18/?tab=comments#comment-42591
  11. thefsb

    A walk in the park

    You're tearing it up, lansky. The rate at which you make good pictures is crazy.
  12. In your position, for those journeys and adventures, I would choose RX100M6.
  13. thefsb

    Need some recommendation

    You can make good landscape photos with either and with a lot of other lenses too.
  14. @Lescatalpas Google's cloud photo sync works well but the sharing is a pita, afaict. I can share photos and create albums and share those by sending URLs around to the people I want to share with. There's no page equivalent to https://www.flickr.com/photos/lescatalpas/ that shows everything you've published. It's probably going to be about the same with Nextcloud.
  15. I will quit when I have my alternative arranged. I'm unhappy with the incoherence of their arguments. Andrew Stadlen, VP of Product at Flickr, emphasizes engagement over and over. Engagement is the industry term for people doing stuff, especially social stuff, on the platform. Engagement, i.e. your behavior as observed by the platform, is the basis for the generation of behavioral surplus, which is Shoshana Zuboff's term for marketable products that describe and permit modification of our behavior. And in the middle of this text from we read This is incompatible with all the engagement talk. SmugMug needs to decide if Flickr is a CMS or a social media platform. If it is a commercial CMS, what's Mr. Stadlen's belaboring of engagement all about? If it is a social media platform offering free photo sharing (in exchange for behavioral surplus) then why are they making changes that will reduce our ability to engage? My guess is SmugMug bought a social media platform that, owing to high per-user operating costs, is unprofitable and this is their best idea for both raising revenue and reducing storage costs. It will be interesting to see how free users get along with having to delete old stuff to add new.