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Author Topic: SS rejecting for too soft, out of focus for all my Sony RX10 images  (Read 10678 times)

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Semmick Photo

« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2015, 12:57 »
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Well, show me an image then you think has no noise, and I will check it.


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« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2015, 13:52 »
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Well, show me an image then you think has no noise, and I will check it.

The other one of the dome building I posted with the chinese pic. That is Raw with 125 iso.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2015, 15:02 »
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Well, show me an image then you think has no noise, and I will check it.

The other one of the dome building I posted with the chinese pic. That is Raw with 125 iso.
Just chekced it and it should have been accepted.

« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2015, 16:07 »
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I looked at the Dome picture (downloaded full size).  There's noise in the sky and the overall image isn't sharp.  It's also LCV so as others have suggested the inspectors will look for any opportunity to reject.  Sorry.

The Chinese objects picture is also LCV and should in any case be rejected for copyright.

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« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2015, 18:32 »
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Semmick said it should have been accepted. You say it isnt sharp. How can this be ? I had a focus beep confirm the image was sharp before I shot it. It looks sharp to my eyes. Noise in good light at 125 iso + downsized -  Really ? I have never had this problem with a ten year old Nikon D200 and I also added NR in LR so it should not be a problem.

What does LVC mean ?

« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2015, 19:00 »
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It looks soft to me, in other words not tack sharp.  There's sensor noise all over the sky, more so in the darker areas of course.  You can get rid of that noise by selecting the blue channel and applying noise reduction or a gaussian blur.

LCV means Low Commercial Value.  This is just a snapshot of some uninteresting dome somewhere.  There's no copyspace - the dome is just sitting there slap bang in the middle of the picture.  Nothing to identify what it is or where it is.  Very unlikely to sell, hence LCV.

To be fair, if this was a HCV pic, it might get accepted despite the technical shortcomings (a designer can always get rid of the noise and/or sharpen it).

If you want a further opinion, perhaps JSnover will have a look - she's the photoshop and image expert around here.

If you want to produce lots of highly saleable and technically good stock photos, get rid of your small sensor camera and buy one that has at least an APS-C sensor.  I suspect that your Sony is going to be a source of tremendous frustration for stock photography.  That doesn't mean it's not a good camera for general use.  Standards have gone up, particularly at Shutterstock, with thousands of high quality photos being submitted every day.  The inspectors don't need to accept second best, and they'll just reject unless the picture is unique or has seriously high commercial value.

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« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2015, 19:43 »
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Points taken thanks but you would be surprised what does sell. Yes, it may have LCV but hundreds of other images I have taken with LCV have sold with no copyspae etc which is why I always shoot nevertheless. Why not, it costs a second of your time.

I really bought the RX10 for it's versatile video capabilities and lens. I suppose I could continue ( after a sensor clean) using the D200 for my general stock images and the RX10 here and there if I get a strong image with HCV.

« Reply #57 on: February 26, 2015, 20:47 »
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Example?


Ok but a little dubious of sharing for fear of image theft from browsers who don't belong to this forum.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3d6pxpun6bhqxk/Chinese%20Decorations.jpg?dl=0



https://www.dropbox.com/s/vcun48mcx05i0ke/Ornate%20Dome.jpg?dl=0


Herg, I have checked the image at 100% and I have to agree with the reviewer, there seems to be pixelation going on, which looks like its because of the small censor capacity.

This is a good read http://www.gizmag.com/camera-sensor-size-guide/26684/



If you check at 100% you will see the noise / pixelation clearly


The sensor is fine at lower ISO, but the Chinese stuff image was taken at ISO1250!! What do you expect?

Phadrea

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« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2015, 02:54 »
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Yes, I realize that the Chinese image isn't the best example because I had the camera set by mistake on auto iso and shot in Jpeg. Perhaps downsize to about 10 mp ? 


 

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