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Opteka GPN-1 Geotag GPS & Shutter Release Cord for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D700, D300, D300S, D2X, D2XS, D2HS, D200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D3100, D3200, D7000, D7100, D90 and D800 DSLR Cameras (Nikon GP-1 Replacement)
Opteka GPN-1 Geotag GPS & Shutter Release Cord for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D700, D300, D300S, D2X, D2XS, D2HS, D200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D3100, D3200, D7000, D7100, D90 and D800 DSLR Cameras (Nikon GP-1 Replacement)

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as fully compatible as a Nikon GP-1 unit, 29 Aug 2013
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This works OK with a Nikon D7000, but not a P7700 (to be fair, it doesn't claim to work with the latter) and as I wanted it to work with both I returned the unit. A Nikon GP-1 unit should work with both. In the short time I had the Opteka, the lock-on time with the D7000 seems to be as described - a minute or less. However on the watched pot principle, subjectively that seems a very long time.

On a wider note, the fact that it isn't fully compatible might mean it won't transfer to a future Nikon camera - but I suppose it's cheap enough for that not to be a worry for most.


Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide
Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide
by Jonathan Dimbleby
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Readable, but not really military history, 7 Jan 2013
This book is an enjoyable read. Dimbleby writes with an easy and uncomplicated style which allows the reader to follow the Byzantine politics of the Anglo-American relationship in 1941-2 easily. He is strongest in the political arena - as a military history, this book is weak and unoriginal. He acknowledges the importance of tank design (and how inferior the British tanks were to the German), and the catastrophic breach of security over a lengthy period by the American Colonel Fellers, which gave Rommel an open window into British dispositions, but without going into details or seeming to realise their crucial importance. He disappointingly prefers to blame the "lumbering and inflexible" British army's failures on its class divisions. If they were so important, it is surprising that the French army - which has had a meritocratic officer corps since the Revolution - fought so badly in both 1914-18 and 1940; and even more surprising that the German army, in which a huge proportion of the officer corps sported the aristocratic "von", fought so very well. He takes no account of the inexperience of the British army and of the difficulties inherent in creating a mass army out of a small imperial police force and putting it up against a experienced professional army born of a militaristic society. Such a judgement probably reflects Dimbleby's own prejudices; especially as he seems to think that Montgomery, who was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and St Paul's and was the son of a clergyman who inherited an ancestral estate in Ireland, wasn't part of the very officer class he seems to despise. There are a number of errors in the text which indicate either poor editing or sloppy research - for instance, the Arctic convoys did not "run the German gauntlet through the Baltic". All this points to a book written by an author whose expertise lies elsewhere. Read it for pleasure - but take it with a pinch of salt.
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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Document Scanner
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Document Scanner

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful bit of kit, 11 Aug 2009
I can't recommend this enough. It's fast, accurate, gives a good result, doesn't take up much desk space, and comes bundled with Acrobat which itself is almost worth the price (although I already had it myself). The other bundled software in general seems to work well, too. I'm drowning in documents in a home office, and I've always meant to digitise and archive a lot of it but I've been put off by poor paper handling and slow scanning on my previous HP All-in-One. With this, it really is a breeze.


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