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Colombia a Comedy of Errors
Colombia a Comedy of Errors
by Sergio J Lievano
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for visitors to Colombia, 27 Nov. 2014
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It's different to a lot of the books I've read about Colombia, because it's clear the authors have done a lot of research and there are a lot of new facts and stories about the country's history, culture, celebrities etc. The fact this book is written in a clear, simple and often funny way, with excellent illustrations, makes it even better. I definitely recommend it.


B + W 52 mm UV Filter with Multi Resistant Coating
B + W 52 mm UV Filter with Multi Resistant Coating
Offered by HarrisonCameras
Price: £24.95

5.0 out of 5 stars The best UV filters out there, 3 Jun. 2013
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Well worth the additional £10 over cheaper alternatives, they are unbeatable UV filters and now I have swapped all my filters for B+W


Hoya 52mm UV(C) Digital HMC Screw-in Filter
Hoya 52mm UV(C) Digital HMC Screw-in Filter
Price: £7.95

63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I am fairly certain mine was a dud or a fake, 3 Jun. 2013
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In my "unreviewed items" this purchase is showing as made by Hoya, sold and fulfilled by Amazon.

I am fairly certain that mine bought via Amazon, was fulfilled by Amazon but sold by a seller. I have this filter in 58mm, 72mm & 77mm versions and they are fine. This one though I am certain is a dud or a fake. The green reflections even in broad daylight are shocking. Sadly I was in South America at the time and had it delivered to a friend, by the time it had got back to me, it was more than 30 days after my purchase and Amazon wasn't really interested in my objections.

I went back to Amazon to purchase 52mm and another 58mm B+W UV filter.

Buyer beware when buying filters online, check them in different lighting conditions, Hoya UV(C) filters should not have green flares on the images
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Pro 100M Wireless Remote Control Shutter Release for Canon EOS 60D 1100D 1000D 600D 550d 500D 450D 400D 70D Powershot G11 G12 Pentax Samsung Contax Digital & Film Cameras
Pro 100M Wireless Remote Control Shutter Release for Canon EOS 60D 1100D 1000D 600D 550d 500D 450D 400D 70D Powershot G11 G12 Pentax Samsung Contax Digital & Film Cameras

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great, a cool item for my little G12, 3 Jun. 2013
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No problems at all with this remote trigger, works from all angles, has a good range and it is a well made item


7dayshop Tripod - 3 Section Aluminium Max Height 67cm. Small Tough and Fully Featured "Baby" Tripod with Case - Great for Travel, Walking and Close up Work
7dayshop Tripod - 3 Section Aluminium Max Height 67cm. Small Tough and Fully Featured "Baby" Tripod with Case - Great for Travel, Walking and Close up Work

4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome value for money, 3 Jun. 2013
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A great stable and fully featured tripod.

Only one gripe, it is impossible to get the head level and flat. it has a bit of spring in it and will not lock down, requires levelling it off with the legs or rotating slightly in post processing
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Neewer® Replacement Battery Grip BG-E7 for Canon EOS 7D SLR Camera
Neewer® Replacement Battery Grip BG-E7 for Canon EOS 7D SLR Camera
Price: £33.10

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thumbwheel wobbles, 3 Jun. 2013
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I have the same brand battery grip for my Digital Rebel and the spindle that locks into the tripod mount and the thumbwheel are on the same access. On the battery grip for the 7D, the thumbwheel and spindle are offset, presumably there is some sort of gear mechanism in there.

When the battery grip is firmly attached to the camera, it is solid but the thumbwheel wobbles. I ordered 2, the first one I sent back, the second one has the same wobbly thumbwheel issue.

Is it worth paying £60 less than the Canon grip and suffering a wobbly thumbwheel? Yes probably, just a shame that since the rest of the item is a good copy, they couldn't fix this wobble.


Hoya 77 mm HMC Haze UV Screw-in Filter
Hoya 77 mm HMC Haze UV Screw-in Filter
Price: £22.09

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No it's not a lens protector, 30 May 2012
I don't know why people keep saying that they buy these because it is cheaper to replace the filter than the lens itself if they break it. Yes this product will give your front element an extra line of defence, but that's not the reason to buy it.

The filter will take a knock and break before your lens does. But you should have one even if you are not clumsy. This is a great price for a multi-coated filter that works and will make a difference to your photos. The orange haze of sodium lights over a city at night is removed, daylight haze on the coast etc. The difference between having this filter and not having it is profound in some situations and you should have one not because it protects your lens but because it makes your photos better.

Since buying the 77mm I have bought 72mm, 58mm and 52mm. Avoid the cheaper ones as they leave green reflections on your photos in low light, the Hoya HMC is the best value UV filter that does the job properly.

My only question to myself is why don't they already come fitted to a $1000 lens?


Julieta Venegas: MTV Unplugged [Us Import]
Julieta Venegas: MTV Unplugged [Us Import]
Price: £24.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute class, 5 July 2008
Awesomely musical, almost orchestral unplugged set from Mexico City.

All of her classics are given the MTV unplugged treatment. Includes new songs too, highlight for me being Ilusión with Barzil's Marisa Monte which represents a meeting of fantastic Latin female talents.


Pajaros En La Cabeza
Pajaros En La Cabeza
Price: £14.25

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I so want to give it six stars, 8 Aug. 2006
This review is from: Pajaros En La Cabeza (Audio CD)
For starters, Amaral are, Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre, a seemingly unstoppable songwriting duo that never cease to produce simply stunning top calibre Spanish pop rock.

Much as i would like to heap praise upon the Eva Amaral, the bewitching songstress that fronts the band Amaral, the CD credits would have us believe that both of them are responsible for songwriting. So hats off to the woolly hatted guitarist too.

Pájaros en la cabeza is the fourth and latest of their CD's and carries the hallmark vocals of Eva Amaral along with her ability to convey a wealth of emotions. Without exception all of the songs are excellently crafted, the three single releases are all superb (Universo Sobre Mi, Días de Verano & Marta Sebas, Guille y los demás) the remaining album tracks all have distinct identities, from the introspective "En el Río" to the uplifting and optimistic "Salta" and "Resurrección", a heartfelt tribute to a loved one written and sung in a way that only Eva could.

In terms of defining Amaral, imagine a Brit indie guitar based sound, then imagine it altogether much more musically gratifying, almost orchestrally so. Then suppose this melodic guitar pop rock was fronted by a stunningly capable female vocalist that co-writes all the songs.

Better still, rather than imagine, just buy the CD.
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Rebeldia Con Alegria
Rebeldia Con Alegria
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Travel the world for £12.99, 23 Jun. 2006
This review is from: Rebeldia Con Alegria (Audio CD)
First off "Rebeldia con Alegria" is top notch musical fun. That distinctive sound that you only get when a bunch of seriously talented musicians are really enjoying making music together.

For seconds it is a sunshine filled voyage around the Spanish speaking world, a dash of andalucia here, a smattering of Cuba there, a hop down to Argentina for something a little tango inspired and heading back up to Mexico for "Buen Rollito"

I draw short of giving it 5 stars because like other reviewers i am unsure of how long its charm will endure, but in the meantime, let it fill you with summer and enjoy it.


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