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.
I ve got my first rgbstock spam today:
Barid Law Firm
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.
Office line: 0022996551129
Michal, you never told us you were related to someone soooooo rich!
Thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure that Jay and Lennie are aware of our spammer.
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
I'd like to borrow some money, please...
I'm gona be rich rich rich rich ;-)
I hope you invite me to your house parties and social events :)
Yes, where have I to go to??
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.... ;-)
Michal, I hope you let me take some photos of your future castle....
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,
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:
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.
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.
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/
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.
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?
If you are looking for a good make of tripod you can't go wrong with Manfrotto.
I bought a 60 mm micro Nikon lens to work with for now. 105 mm lens was very expensive.
A fine lens. Looking forward to seeing the results of your new toy. :0)
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.
Re. model release forms: Here are a couple of standard ones to give you an idea what is required. They are downloadable PDF files.
There is also a property release form:
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.
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.
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.
The majority of western countries don't have many restrictions on photographers as long as your not bothering anyone.
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!