Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rua da Conceição, 3
(The melodic death metal band fan)

Trivia (LIV) - The positive feedback

«Exactly as described, very fast dispatch, excellent communication at all times!»

Canon S95 Camera with Canon DCC 1450 case and spare battery; boxed; pristine condition  (#170862173271)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Trivia (LIII) - Pro Advice

"Today was the last day of our 80 weeks adventure as we fly out of India and head back to Switzerland. We can't believe it is over, happy and sad at the same time. Yet, I'll keep our concluding thoughts and feelings for the coming days"

-- Yanidel, from Yanidel Street Photography, ending his journey.

Avenida dos Aliados, 183
(The skeptical look)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Largo do Calém
(The table soccer match)

Trivia (LII) - Canon S95 Camera with Canon DCC 1450 case and spare battery; boxed; pristine condition

Update 18/06/12:
Sold to a gentleman from Southampton, Hampshire.

I have for sale my beloved Canon S95 (pictures here).
If you need one, please email me at

If you’re interested on this then you’ll know what it is so I’m not going to go into endless detail here.

However, here is what I would like to know if I were considering buying it:

  • I have owned this camera since new.
  • I’m selling it simply because I've bought a Panasonic GF2 and it doesn't make sense to keep both.
  • The camera has been very well looked after and is in perfect working order. I have sent the camera to the local Canon authorized service facility for inspection and cleaning in May/2012.
  • The camera is in absolutely pristine condition (cosmetics, optics, electronics) and everything works as expected. No scratches at all in any part of the body or in the lens and every button works perfectly.
  • Overall condition is Mint++ / pristine - see pictures here.
  • I'm also including a pristine Canon DCC 1450 case and a spare battery.
  • Everything is boxed. The box and all original acessories are also in pristine condition (the strap was never even used).
  • I’ll package it up as I’d like to receive it myself and send it off to you by registered mail on receipt.of payment.
  • Proof of purchase included. Bought 14/Oct/2010 at

Just email me with any questions.

Extra accessories included:
Canon DCC 1450 Leather Case
Cameron Sino spare battery

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Porto book fair
(The Novelist)

Forwarded from the kamera kid (
«From: "Cherubcampus" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: Collage of me reading Cherub books

It was great to meet you today. Thanks so much for forwarding the collage, you dad is a very talented photographer! 
I hope you carry on enjoying my books and hope to see you again some time!  
Robert Muchamore
Sent from my iPad»

Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 204
(The Latvian Student)

Not to be mistaken with The Polish Criminologist (here).
Same location but different day, different blonde and different pro camera gear.

Trivia (L) pro advice

"I’m done building out my collection of Canon lenses, maybe forever. At the peak, I had about 10 lenses, I recently sold 2 of them. I have the wonderful Canon EF 70-200 f4 L IS, a fantastic lens, one of my favorites. I have a nice collection of Canon primes but I really don’t use these too much, anymore. They’ve been replaced by my Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 and Lumix 14mm f2.5. My Olympus 45mm f1.8 can go toe to toe with my Canon 85mm f1.8 optically, but the Olympus wins hands down for size and comfort. The Lumix 20mm beats the Canon 35mm f2 and Canon 50mm f1.4 optically, no question. Oh and on the Olympus bodies, all of these prime lenses have image stabilization, something that I could only dream about in the Canon world. The newer prime lenses for Canon all seem to be targeted towards the L crowd and priced accordingly while the lower priced offerings tend to be cheap kit zooms. Contrast this with the micro 4/3 world where high quality prime lenses are still relatively affordable. 
I look at the micro 4/3 world and all I see are fantastic lenses that I want to own. Panasonic and Olympus, probably by design, nicely compliment each other in building out the m4/3 lens portfolio. Even Sigma has joined the party. I own 3 prime lenses; which prime do I buy next? Do I go wider with the Olympus 12mm f2.0 or go for the Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4? Also in a month or so Olympus is releasing their 75mm f1.8. On the zoom front, Panasonic is filling out the line with the already announced 12-35mm f2.8 followed by the rumored 35-100mm. While some of these lenses are pricey, they are in line or priced lower than their Canon and Nikon counter parts. And unlike Canon and Nikon’s 10 – 20 year old aging primes designs, we have modern glass on the m4/3 front."

Andy Atmtx, from Austin, Texas
atmtx photography blog here