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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:12:12 AM »
Only the yanks could break an entire language....

That would be the yanks putting a spanner in the works then...  ;D ;D ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How's the RX-100 Miii? Should I?
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:10:11 AM »
The RX100 Mkii is a lovely little camera. You can probably pick the viewfinder up for not a lot now, and the quality for such a tiny package is astounding. I got the Mkii for a slightly better zoom range than the Mkii, basically I thought that if I needed the speed of the Mkiii I would be using my main camera (5Diii), this is really for those times when that is too big - and I know that is a different scenario for your wife.

The EOS M is cheap as chips now as well. Not as small, but an interesting experience. Obviously no viewfinder and in bright sun that is a bit of a problem. But worthy of attention.

Good luck


EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 06, 2014, 07:17:05 PM »
That would be the last wrench on the right anywhere most of the other parts of the quasi english speaking world :)

I would like a South African, and Aussie and a Kiwi to respond to that!!!

Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: September 06, 2014, 07:45:10 AM »
The bored photographer in Mdina on Malta:

The bored photographer - or maybe just tired! by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

And a Nikon user photographing the setting sun:

Nikon user photographing the sunset... by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

Admittedly it was getting late and the sun was setting, so the pop-up flash was probably intrinsic to the shot, which without flash looked something like this:

Pelican Sculpture at sunset by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

Thanks for looking


Street & City / Re: 85mm f/1.2 does street on a 6d.
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:52:41 PM »
Great photographs. Love the cycling commuter and also the one with Tower Bridge in the background.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:31:56 AM »

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: August 22, 2014, 11:44:19 AM »
Very nice portrait, Richard.

Thanks. Added the second after you had commented. Very rude, and apologies!

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: August 22, 2014, 10:41:59 AM »
I know this is a bit noisy, but it was at ISO8000 in dreadful contrasty light. I just love the smile, and I would have been hard pressed to get this with any other lens:

The restaurant chica by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

And this one was with a 2x mkiii extender attached:

Street Vendor by RCARCARCA, on Flickr


Lenses / Re: 6D+70-300 DO *vs* 70D+55-250 STM
« on: August 09, 2014, 09:51:27 PM »
I don't know and haven't used most of the kid you reference here, apart from the 70-300DO. It was my first purchase after I bought my 7D with a 15-85. I was a total newbie. I now wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, and was delighted to flog it, replacing it with the L.

Doubt that helps much...

Landscape / Panorama over Bogota from Monserrate
« on: August 05, 2014, 11:25:59 PM »
A composite from seven shots. 800 x 103 pixels doesn't do it justice unless you can see it big...

And the panorama over Bogota by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

Thanks for looking


Street & City / More from Colombia
« on: August 05, 2014, 11:23:25 PM »
For those of you who expressed an interest in Bogota and Colombia in general, here are a couple more:

Artist in Raquira:
Artist in Raquira by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

The meat cutter on Monserrate
The meat cutter (take two) by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

The conversation at the market in Villa de Leyva:
The conversation by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

And lastly:

The glimpse:
A glimpse by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

Lots more from Colombia on my Flickr stream

Thanks for looking


Street & City / Bogota, Colombia
« on: July 24, 2014, 11:24:41 PM »
Some of you were kind enough to give me some advice on travelling to Colombia. It is still early days, but I thought I would share some of the results from my first photographic day. On my first day here I went to the Centro Storico, also known as Candelaria, and took a shed load of photographs, which I have filleted viciously, but there are still far too many to share here. So here is a couple of examples of the street vendors and also of the city:

Sunday afternoon in Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: 5Diii, 24-105 @ 28mm, ISO 2000, 1/160 sec at f10.0

Sunday afternoon in Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: the same except 82mm and at 1/200 sec

Sunday afternoon in Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia by RCARCARCA, on Flickr

EXIF: @58mm, ISO 1000, 1/640 sec

I found the light very tricky... Anyway, if you are interested there is a whole load more here:

Thanks for looking


Canon General / Re: Colombia
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:49:55 AM »
Thank you very much for all of you who have responded. Thanks to AdamF and others for the photographic suggestions, thank you everyone who has commented on security.

Your help and advice is much appreciated. If there is anything worth posting photographically from my time out there, I will do so!



Canon General / Colombia
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:44:29 PM »
I am off to Colombia for a few weeks shortly. Mainly working in Bogota, but hopefully getting around a bit as well. Any advice? Photographically particularly, but other thoughts also welcome!

Thank you


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