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1. xymonau2 September 2013, 12:59 GMT +02:00

I have just discovered a bunch of messages from people from RGB in my junk mail folder. I didn't realise this was happening because some are going into the normal mail folder. If you have tried to contact me and received no response, please try again. Your email may have been deleted by my email account.

If you leave a message on my image, I will see it. As long as the address you gave when joining RGB is still valid, I can respond to you on your contact form.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.

2. mzacha5 September 2013, 10:04 GMT +02:00

I ve got my first rgbstock spam today:

From:
"barrthomas64 (rgbstock.com)"

Dear mzacha

Barid Law Firm
Portnovo,
RB 1029
September 4th, 2013

Dear Beneficiary, Michal Zacharzewski

We are the members of Barid Law Firm,we are private solicitors of Mr.Ulrich
Zacharzewski,(our client)a national of your country, who used to work as
the Director of Oil produce and mineral resources(OPMR), On the 20th August
2009,Our Late client lost his life as a result of Brain cancer,as confirmed
by a medical specialist who was taking care of his illness for over six
months before his death,Since the death of our Client over 3years,we have
been unsuccessful in locating the relatives until now.our late client had
an account valued about $15,7M (fifteen Million Seven Hundred Thousand
United states Dollars.) which he deposited in the Bank here,but the Bank
will not release the funds unless we present the beneficiary who has the
same last name with our late client.You are contacted since you share the
same last name with our late client so That the funds can be transferred
Into Your Bank Account immediately before they get confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the Bank.
please contact our trusted solicitors below.They will give you directives
on how to retrieve this funds from the Bank.

Email: barr.oliver@barid.com
or
Email: barr.thomas@barid.com

Office line: 0022996551129

3. weirdvis5 September 2013, 11:00 GMT +02:00

Michal, you never told us you were related to someone soooooo rich!

Evil laff.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure that Jay and Lennie are aware of our spammer.

4. jazza5 September 2013, 11:42 GMT +02:00

Michal, When was this message send exactly? Would it be possible to sent the complete e-mail as an attachment to us. Then we can investigate this. Please send it to info[@]rgbstock.com

5. xymonau5 September 2013, 13:32 GMT +02:00

I'd like to borrow some money, please...

6. mzacha5 September 2013, 15:22 GMT +02:00

I'm gona be rich rich rich rich ;-)

7. crisderaud5 September 2013, 16:01 GMT +02:00

I hope you invite me to your house parties and social events :)

8. gesinek5 September 2013, 21:42 GMT +02:00

Yes, where have I to go to??

9. micromoth6 September 2013, 7:25 GMT +02:00

Just for amusement I looked at the website www.barid.com from which these "lawyers" message purports to come. Strange that they write emails in English but the website is entirely in Arabic.... ;-)

10. Abyla8 September 2013, 21:54 GMT +02:00

Michal, I hope you let me take some photos of your future castle....

11. coolhewitt2310 September 2013, 16:06 GMT +02:00

Hey everyone,

Anybody know of good micro lens for taking close up photography? I'm thinking about doing some jewelry and a few other things as a project.

Have a great day,
coolhewitt

12. weirdvis10 September 2013, 22:10 GMT +02:00

Hi cool,

I use Canon glass but Nikon will have an equivalent and Tamron lenses are pretty good as a cheaper option.

The lens I use for close-ups is a 100mm f2.8 macro USM

Here's an example of what it can do:

http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/oeAOIZw/Bee+on+Lavender

There are shorter macro lenses but I find my 100mm lens to be very versatile because it also doubles as a full-on telephoto lens at the flick of a switch.

13. coolhewitt2311 September 2013, 2:59 GMT +02:00

A very good picture of the bee. I was looking at a 40mm 2.8 but I will try to find a 100 mm first. I've never heard of Tamron lens before.

thanks,
coolhewitt

14. crisderaud12 September 2013, 2:16 GMT +02:00

The Nikon lens you would want would be the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

It costs a lot of money but will provide you with outstanding performance for many years.

You can also ask our Nikon savvy members of our Facebook Discussion Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/321594787003/

15. weirdvis12 September 2013, 8:11 GMT +02:00

Or look out for a secondhand lens. I'd suggest ebay but they go for silly money on there which is why I bought my macro new. I sold my analog gear separately (which was a Nikon FE2 and assorted lenses) on ebay and ended up gobsmacked at how much they went for - more than I paid for them. Like I said; silly money.

16. coolhewitt2313 September 2013, 15:51 GMT +02:00

I will checkout the Nikkor lens soon. I had a couple bad experiences with second hand things so I don't buy second hand. All my Nikon lens have lasted over 2 years so far so I'm impressed with Nikon. I buy everything direct from Nihon because I don't trust online websites. Anybody know a good maker of tripods?

17. weirdvis14 September 2013, 19:59 GMT +02:00

If you are looking for a good make of tripod you can't go wrong with Manfrotto.

18. coolhewitt2321 September 2013, 15:33 GMT +02:00

I bought a 60 mm micro Nikon lens to work with for now. 105 mm lens was very expensive.

19. weirdvis22 September 2013, 0:00 GMT +02:00

A fine lens. Looking forward to seeing the results of your new toy. :0)

20. coolhewitt2323 September 2013, 17:33 GMT +02:00

Did anybody ever try a micro filter? I just got a set of them as well but I think my 60mm will produce a more clear picture. I am also looking for information about model releases. I 've create a very basic release but I'd like more input before I start printing my releases.

21. weirdvis24 September 2013, 7:24 GMT +02:00

Re. model release forms: Here are a couple of standard ones to give you an idea what is required. They are downloadable PDF files.

For children:

http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/assets/uploads/resources/2009/6/0692b549-f5bf-4248-a583-cd2b87873f93.pdf

For adults:

http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/assets/uploads/resources/2009/6/3a4187ec-e435-4043-aa46-7ae75e0bdec3.pdf

There is also a property release form:

http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/assets/uploads/resources/2009/6/c55a8fd0-bebc-48b7-ba63-863b7fdd7c76.pdf

I hope these examples help. :0)

As for close-up filters. I suggest you experiment. You need to remember that macro lenses need very precise focus when at the optimum distance from the subject. Adding a filter or a diopter to a macro would probably require you to stop-down and therefore increase exposure time to compensate otherwise image quality can be affected. You would need to keep the camera very still so I would mount the camera on a tripod or a beanbag large enough to support the camera and lens. Use a remote shutter release and the delay function to ensure the camera remains still when taking a close-up image.

22. coolhewitt2324 September 2013, 9:40 GMT +02:00

The model release can be used now but I'm not sure about property release because as long as you are on a public side walk or area, you can take the picture.I did some research on building releases. You need a building release only if you are going to take picture within a building. The building release appears to be a complicated issue because there are several different opinions on the internet depending on whose website you visit. Thanks for the information, It will save me a lot of time and help me.

23. xymonau24 September 2013, 16:20 GMT +02:00

Some buildings actually have restrictions. Sydney Opera House, for one. Eiffel Tower has a copyrighted light show, so only day images can be taken, etc.

24. coolhewitt2324 September 2013, 16:40 GMT +02:00

The majority of western countries don't have many restrictions on photographers as long as your not bothering anyone.

25. micromoth24 September 2013, 22:47 GMT +02:00

An additional factor is that so many buildings incorporate logos, which are very definitely copyrighted. I've given up taking shots in some town areas because there are so many logos that it's not worth the time and trouble to edit them all out!

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