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Bowers & Wilkins P5 On-Ear Headphones B&W - Black
Bowers & Wilkins P5 On-Ear Headphones B&W - Black
Price: £229.24

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably bad performance, 15 Feb 2014
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Perhaps ok for hip-hop, but far from acceptable for Mahler. Muddy mids, clipped highs, undefined, narrow sound stage... Tested with iPad Air, iPod 4 gen, portable dedicated head phone amp, 30 kg dedicated tube headphone amp. P5 failed miserably in each setup. Pointless comparing to high and cans, but P5 much worse even than SENNHEISER HD-25 II at half the price. Back to Amazon…


LUMPWOOD BARBEQUE CHARCOAL 15KG FINEST QUALITY RESTAURANT GRADE LONG LASTING
LUMPWOOD BARBEQUE CHARCOAL 15KG FINEST QUALITY RESTAURANT GRADE LONG LASTING
Offered by Farm and Garden
Price: £29.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mixed sizes - very inconsistent burn, 21 Jan 2014
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This product might be suitable for some deep commercial fire pits , but is rather unsuitable for domestic BBQs. We have a large round Weber at home. What I have noticed you'll get a huge variety of charcoal sizes in the bag. They will burn with different rate too. A smaller will burn into ashes whilst big chunks still have live flames on. Those big chunks due to their sheer height will be much closer to the grill surface creating extremely uneven heat. We ended up smashing large pieces into small with a hammer - not a way to enjoy your BBQ. Since then we've moved onto red bags of more consistent smaller charcoal by the same producer. Btw you can get it at half the price at some local shops (try Turkish groceries)


Fujifilm EF-42TTL Flash Unit for FinePix X100/HS20EXR
Fujifilm EF-42TTL Flash Unit for FinePix X100/HS20EXR
Price: £146.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good solid flashgun for X-E1 combo, 20 Aug 2013
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I use it with X-E1 which although has got an internal retractable flash but the performance of the latter is sporadic to say the least. However once married to 42TTL the combo works remarkably well. The capability of this Fuji bouncer are rather Spartan in comparison to Canon's 580EX II Speedlight I've been using extensively. Fuji 42TTL is much slower in operation, both in terms of recharge time and change of settings. The recharge and flash head focusing is noisy. There is no direct access to what one is after, one has to cycle through various modes sequentially via help of just two buttons. There is of course no weather sealing and the foot mount is rather crude and can scratch the paint of the hot shoe if one is not careful. That's said the TTL and bounce capability is absolute blessing and consistently produces "just-right" exposure. Considering that you WILL need flash indoor, this is your best bet from Fuji shop (all those better low light capability clams are pure nonsense, you still need to shot at low ISO for the juiciest micro contrast).


Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera Body Only - Black (16MP with APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor) 3.0 Inch LCD
Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera Body Only - Black (16MP with APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor) 3.0 Inch LCD
Offered by Camera Centre UK
Price: £298.00

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A travel camera, 4 July 2013
I am an avid amateur. In past 10 years I've owned a number of rigs from Canon PowerShot G through 6x6 Rollei TLR and to 4x5" large format completed with modern large format fujinon lens; all from new. These days my primary rig is Canon EOS 5D II with 24-70L, 70-200L, 430EX II flash. A fantastic alas heavy rig. I've got X-E1 with two fujinon zooms as my walk-with-toddler and travel set. In overall this set is lighter yet very pretty. The lenses are on par with Canon L-grade, even tad sharper. Reminds me of fantastic Fujinon A240mm from large format world. The colour rendition is worse than Canon's and requires post capture fiddling. The performance of autofocus is not bad alas a bit chaotic. If there is a toddler standing near the ball, it will focus on a ball ;-) The low light performance is mediocre (though I have high expectations). I see noise at ISO 400. Flash is pathetic, it is not even close to being around the corner from Canon's dominion. Ergonomics are the ergonomics of a brick. They obviously targeted Leica's classic look and feel halo. But Leica's M range is 60 years behind... X-E1 copied brick form-factor. Fine. It is pretty but trips all the buttons and dials constantly; just having it hanging over your shoulder will mess the settings with high probability. Being a brick it doesn't yields itself to one's hand either. The worst yet is EVF lag. You pivot the camera - you end up with trailing blur. Then there is post capture lag. You trigger the shutter - everything goes black. You losing your scene - impossible to catch the moment. Definitely not for children or wildlife, or street photography . Nice rig to travel with though. If I were to choose between this and Leica M9, I'd chose Fuji. Between Fuji and full frame Canon,- still Canon.
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Fujifilm Half Leather Case for X-E1/X-E2 Camera
Fujifilm Half Leather Case for X-E1/X-E2 Camera
Price: £69.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No tripod mount ability, 4 July 2013
Very pretty and goes well with all black X-E1 body. It also has a small latched door underneath to let you have a quick access to the battery and flash card. However there is no traditional tripod screw adaptor usually featured on leather cases; the one which would let you mount the camera without case being removed. Even a simple hole to let tripod screw through the leather would have helped but it isn't there.


Motorola MBP36 Digital Video Baby Monitor
Motorola MBP36 Digital Video Baby Monitor
Offered by MegaDeals UK
Price: £149.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Missing two major functions, 7 Jun 2013
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This is not our first baby monitor. Despite a number of unusual features such as remote camera pan, built in thermometer and even alarm (I wonder what do those people smoke). It is missing auto sound mute and auto video mute functions available on much cheaper units from other manufacturers. What it basically means is that you have to have the unit on high volume by your bed throughout the night listening to a very loud background noise not unsimilar to the one from un-tuned TV. There is no sound and movement detector. Meaning you can't react to the unit switching on giving you heads-up the has baby woken up. I.e. it is either always on or always off, and it is loud. Returning to Amazon, buying the same we had before.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Splits well, but needs getting used to, 1 May 2013
This one is a very handsome tool; very sharp and does the job well. Couple of things to keep in mind though. Having the handle made of fiberglass the latter is virtually weight free. This means that the perceptibly *whole * of tool's weight is located at axe's head (as dully advertised on manufacturer website). I find it a bit of a problem to adjust to after using a usual hickory wooden handle. The axe's velocity increases rapidly on descend with the tendency to curb towards your feet. The effect is exuberated by such a long handle - thanks the creator it is non-slip or it would have been dangerous. To put some control back one has to keep a grip with the one hand towards the head and away from the end of the handle. Therefore effectively losing the useful length and chopping power. Further the steel is very soft. And I mean *very *. It is sort of Japanese forged golf irons soft; dents with every possibility. We somehow managed to dent the edge by splitting dry hardwood logs on top of softwood chopping stump.


Stove Glass Cleaning Wipes 50 - Net-Tex
Stove Glass Cleaning Wipes 50 - Net-Tex
Offered by Homestead Farm Supplies
Price: £4.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It just doesn't work, 12 Nov 2012
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Smells terribly, doesn't close tight, irritates skin, on top of it it just doesn't work.
Go for 'HG Stove Glass Cleaner' which does.


HG Stove Glass Cleaner
HG Stove Glass Cleaner
Offered by Home Star Supplies Ltd
Price: £7.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only product that works!!!, 12 Nov 2012
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I have difficulty understanding those people who gave this product 1-2 stars. This is _the only_ product which works on our glass fronted fireplace. And we tried many. We burn only keln dried logs, but even then tar builds up on cold glass within a day of constant use. This spray works a miracle. Just spray it generously, let it run down the glass, within 1 minute the tar can be wiped out. We use kitchen sponges on a first pass, then wipe the dearty foam with paper roll towels. To get the glass transparent to invisibility, just do it once over with vinegar based window cleaner. All you need is one kitchen sponge (reusable), 3-4 kitchen roll pieces to throw and 3 minutes of your time.


Master Class Gas Lighter / Butane Gas Lighter
Master Class Gas Lighter / Butane Gas Lighter
Price: £7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Worse performing than £2 ones from Tesco, 12 Nov 2012
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Looks good only in pictures. In fact built from dull plastic. Very week flame, no gas pressure whatsoever. The sliding button is way to stiff - hard to slide and inconvenient to keep switched on. I'd suggest buying gas refill instead and use with a cheap trigger-variety. Works so much better than this.
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