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Zeikos ZE-FLK58 58mm Multi-Coated 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD)
Zeikos ZE-FLK58 58mm Multi-Coated 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD)
Offered by Five Star
Price: 8.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Glass Filter Set at a Great Price, 30 Jun 2013
Gave this product 5 stars because I believe that the product itself is excellent and the price is excellent too (as was the delivery service and packaging).

Having recently bought a Fujifilm HS30EXR I wanted to buy something to protect the lense, but seeing the 69.98 price tag of just a plain glass protector

from Fujifilm's UK webshop ( [...] ) I decided to look elsewhere and found this item.
Echoing other reviews on here I was very sceptical that they would be any good at 6.66, but after weighing up all the positive reviews decided to risk it

(it is only the cost of a packet of cigarettes after all). Have to say that I'm very glad that I did risk it. The filters are all very good quality and all

made of glass (not plastic as some people have thought) and having looked very carefully through each, they all appear to be optically perfect as well with

no distortion at all that I can see.

I have used all the filters in test pictures of differing subjects, with the filters both on and off the camera for comparison. The pictures confirm that

there is no optical distortions.

The rotating CPL filter works really well and reduces reflections and glare from glass and water surfaces perfectly. It also means you get several more stops

of aperture to play with. In numerous test shots I got 3 more F stops available with the CPL filter on that were not available without it fitted. The sky and

clouds have much more contrast with the CPL filter fitted too with a deeper blue sky and considerably more defined clouds which were normally washed out

without the filter fitted. I found that the best way to set the rotating CPL filter to maximum polarisation was to point your camera (with filter fitted

obviously) at an LCD screen (my digital watch is ideal and always with me) or laptop screen and rotate the bezel until the screen goes dark.

The Fluorescent (FL-D) filter also gives good results indoors under fluorescent lighting and not using flash. There is a marked difference in the colours of

the produced pictures. With the filter on pictures are much more natural looking, whereas without the filter pictures have that greenish tint which you then

have to correct using photoshop.

As the advert picture shows, the filters come with a neat little faux leather case, which is a bonus, as I would have been pleased with just having the

filters at this price. Tip - Keep the protective plastic resealable bags that the filters come in and put the filters back inside these bags before placing

them back in the very snug fitting compartments inside the case. This will avoid getting bits of the case's red internal lining sticking to the filter

surfaces and also prevents finger smudges.

All in all I'm extremely pleased and very impressed with this filter kit and very happy I took the 'risk'. Trust me, there is no 'risk' involved here. This a

rare and genuine bargain and a useful addition to anybody's camera kit that I would recommend to anyone.


EZCAP.TV 116 EzCAPTURE USB 2.0 VHS to DVD Converter. Capture & convert video from VHS, Hi8, All Camcorders, DVD player, Satellite TV, etc. Capture xbox360/Wii/Playstation 3 in full colour. Upload videos direct to YouTube, convert for mobile device or make a dvd. Stream live with Skype, MSN, etc. Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 32/64 bit, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
EZCAP.TV 116 EzCAPTURE USB 2.0 VHS to DVD Converter. Capture & convert video from VHS, Hi8, All Camcorders, DVD player, Satellite TV, etc. Capture xbox360/Wii/Playstation 3 in full colour. Upload videos direct to YouTube, convert for mobile device or make a dvd. Stream live with Skype, MSN, etc. Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 32/64 bit, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Offered by EzCAP-TV
Price: 22.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant bit of kit and works perfectly, 6 Jan 2013
Product Price = great value for money
Product Quality = very good
Product Packaging = professionally and well packaged, inside a sealed, foam-protected box
Product Functionality = Works great and does exactly what it says it does on the box
Product Instructions = Written instructions are included for both hardware and software which are in easy to follow English. There is also a 15 page PDF manual on the installation CD

Installed successfully and hassle-free onto a 'Windows 7 Professional' clad laptop.

Very pleased with the Ezcap 116 and the supplied capturing and editing software.
The installation; using the instructions supplied was quick and easy and worked first time with no problems. Video capture worked perfectly and sound quality is as good as the original donor compact VHS tape. The supplied Arcsoft ShowBiz 3.5 editing software works brilliantly; it is basic, but does what it has to, to produce a video file quickly and easily. I already have Serif Movie Plus 5 editing software but I will not be using it because Showbiz 3.5 does the job far more easily, with less complications and also but more importantly, far quicker. For example after video capture and editing stages had been completed, a 32 minute converted video took more than 12 hours to produce a standard MPEG4 file using Serif Movie Plus 5. The same file took only 62 minutes to produce using Showbiz 3.5 and there was absolutely no difference in the produced video file qualities.

I would definitely recommend this piece of kit to any one that, like me, wants to convert and preserve precious memories from fragile 20+ year old VHS tapes, and at a price that's less than 3 packets of cigarettes these days I think excellent value for money.


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