Originally Posted by GMMcL
that looks nice, but i still prefer natural light when i can get it. i bought a bunch of 500w halogens recently, and even them plus my new camera set on iso auto (i know nothing from f stops) led to dim, off colors. some items i can get away with the integrated flash, but most not. if anything, my next step is going to be to invest in a remote separate flash that i can bounce off the wall. otherwise, i will continue taking my pics between 8 and 10am, when the light streams thru my bay window and lights things up well enough.
Apparently color temperature is a huge factor. Time is absolutely not on my side, so relying on daylight, as easy as it is to shoot in it and get great results, is not an option.
Originally Posted by jebarne
hmmm. that could be a lot of heat with those big halogens.
as long as you have a system that works for you.
I've seen a dozen videos on youtube explaining how to set f stops for maximum quality. I started with a pentax 35mm, spent hours taking film off spools in black rooms, etc. I don't miss it at all.
auto is great, except when it isn't.
I don't know jack about the camera settings, the Pentax D3100 has some presets I mess with in program mode. Lots of light can absolutely mess with color and depth, it really flattens things out. That was part of my goal, the other part was not having to wait for the flash to charge and not having to edit or post process my photos at all. Still working on the last part, but I'm close.
Originally Posted by ATLnoob
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I have no idea what logic I had behind this reasoning.
Whether one offers returns or not, I don't think makes in big difference in whether a buyer can return an item or not. The returns I have had, until now, have all been due to "not as described" and I get some vague reason like "It's just not going to work out since it's not as described," but never an actual issue as to it being truly not as described...meaning, they didn't like it, didn't read the measurements and it doesn't fit - whatever - I have just processed them and blocked+blacklisted.
Oh well - it's part of selling on eBay - maybe the guy really did think it was counterfeit and I have convinced him otherwise...but I think he found it on sale, or thought it was the "waxworks" bag (waxed canvas, which my ad clearly stated it was not). OK, rant over, I'll do the refund and move on if it gets to that. Grazie.
I accept returns, and while I'm not a big seller, I sell about 30-40 items a week, I haven't YET seen an abuse of the returns system. (I guarantee you now that I've put this in writing I'm going to get one) I've had several people SAY they're going to return something, then they just don't, and the time expires, so I don't have to deal with it. I've received all of 2 things back. I have a current return that is about to expire. For those not set up to ship, return shipping can be a pain in the ass.
It goes back to the customer service conversation I tried to start last week, I've been in (non eBay) business for the last 15 years and I wouldn't still be in business if I hadn't learned how to handle a customer.
How long do you wait to complain when a seller hasn't shipped, at what point can/should I ask for a refund? Bought a lot of Isaia lapel pins last week hoping to keep one and flip the rest to net zero or make a $. Lots of "Great product, slow shipper" comments. Very low volume seller. Good price on them, so I looked before I lept.