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Maxsima - Nikon Compatible LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for all Nikon Lenses. fits F MOUNT lenses..!!
Maxsima - Nikon Compatible LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for all Nikon Lenses. fits F MOUNT lenses..!!
Offered by Cameramarket UK
Price: 2.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but effective, 30 Jun 2012
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Quick review to confirm that these do indeed fit all Nikon/Nikkor AF and AF-S lenses. They're absolutely fine, a good fit to keep dust and junk out of your lenses. Order a few at this price, you know how these things go missing!


52mm LENS CAP
52mm LENS CAP
Offered by Lotnabox
Price: 4.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Nikon compatible but not perfect, 29 Jun 2012
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These are a good fit for 52mm lenses but be aware: because the release tabs are at each side of the cap, they are difficult to get at if your lens has a hood attached.


7dayshop Armour Case - SD / SDHC / SDXC Hard Case (Memory Card Case) - 7ARMSD
7dayshop Armour Case - SD / SDHC / SDXC Hard Case (Memory Card Case) - 7ARMSD
Offered by 7dayshop Limited (VAT Registered)
Price: 5.67

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and amazing, 29 Jun 2012
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The moment you touch this, you'll love it. It's moulded in hard plastic and feels completely bomb proof, so you know your data cards are going to be super safe. The quality goes right down to the smallest details: even the hinges are mounted on metal pins rather than flexible plastic for extra strength and durability.

Inside the case it just gets better, the interior is fitted with dense foam cut to accommodate SD cards on one side, while the other has soft, yielding foam with a clear plastic cover which clicks snugly into place to safely store XD, micro or any other size of card you may have.

It's superb, and at the price it's a steal. Buy it, you'll love it. I promise!


PhotoSEL LS21E52S Softbox Studio Lighting Kit with 2 x 85w 5400K 90+ CRI Bulbs, 40x60cm Softboxes, 90cm Silver Umbrellas
PhotoSEL LS21E52S Softbox Studio Lighting Kit with 2 x 85w 5400K 90+ CRI Bulbs, 40x60cm Softboxes, 90cm Silver Umbrellas
Offered by PhotoSEL
Price: 145.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good indeed, 28 May 2012
These are classic soft boxes which will be instantly familiar to anyone who's used photographic lighting before. Light quality is excellent, a very clean white light. Be aware though these are quite small boxes and may not be suitable for full length shots. The stands are solid with a standard fitting, and overall I've been very pleased with them.


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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Everyone Knows Henry! But..., 20 Mar 2012
Everyone knows Henry!

The big smiley face, the orange and black colours - the Henry vacuum cleaner has been iconic in hotels and homes all over the world since 1981.

So it must be incredible, right? 7 million sold, a household name?

Ummm.... no, actually. I'm afraid not.

It's been 30 years since Henry first arrived and it shows. Compared to modern cleaners, Henry is a masterclass in truly awful design. 30 years ago people might have been prepared to put up with the numerous dreadful failings, but these days they're just not acceptable. Here are a few of Henry's habits which I guarantee will have you grinding your teeth with frustration:

1. Henry's motor is in the top of his head, but his hose is at the bottom. This makes him very top heavy. If Henry goes over a bump, he turns upside down. I mean it; you'll spend nearly as much time righting the cleaner as you do cleaning with it.

2. Henry has two sets of wheels, two big strong ones and two little fragile ones. Unfortunately the little ones are at the front and are always first to encounter any bumps. One of ours broke within six weeks of arriving. And no, you can't have it repaired as far as we know.

3. Henry's cable is stored in his head, coiled up. You won't trip over it, but unless it pays out absolutely straight, it doesn't unspool at all. So you have to stop cleaning and go back and fix it every time you turn a corner, yet again.

4. The spring which keeps the brush lowered in the head is not strong enough, so if you have wooden floors, it continually switches to brushless mode, leaving scrapes in your floor.

5. The suction was probably impressive 30 years ago but is now pretty pathetic.

To be honest, this list could go on and on. Henry is hateful, vile and rotten. Buy one and within a week you'll want to smash his grinning, moronic face in with a hammer.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious Gear at a Budget Price, 29 Feb 2012
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Anyone who's even slightly about shooting video video with a DSLR will know that handling the camera by itself is difficult and frustrating compared to full size video cameras, making smooth and steady shots almost impossible. Add to this the quantity of extra gear you'll accumulate around your DSLR - mic, monitor, lights and so on - and you can really have your hands full.

These accessories effectively turn your humble DSLR into a high quality camcorder, but the first thing you need is a frame to mount your camera and accessories on, so the mount should be the first thing you buy.

Enter the Premium Rig Movie Kit. Straight out of the box, it feels substantial and weighty, resembling a metal spider with joints and pivots everywhere. It only takes a moment to locate the rubberised slide fixing in the middle, which comes with a standard screw fitting, and you're up and running in a few minutes.

The mount can be configured in apparently limitless ways to suit shooting from the shoulder, with a loupe or a monitor, down low or straight out in front. The joints and handles are high quality and fitted with plasticised washers which make their action smooth and convincing, and they hold the positions you put them in well. For extra security, you can tighten all the joints by hand and with the supplied allan key.

In use, it's a dream and raises your DSLR to a performance level far above anything a prosumer could normally afford. It weighs enough to be steady and solid, but not enough to be tiring. It's large enough to handle well and precisely, but not too large to move fast and get in really tight. Best of all the multitude of arms and joints make it incredibly easy to find a limb to wedge on your hip, shoulder, belly or chest for steady positions in an instant.

The rig matches mount systems costing twenty times as much and at the price there's simply no competition. A truly stand out product and an absolute must have for all DSLR video shooters.


Death of a Polaroid - A Manics Family Album
Death of a Polaroid - A Manics Family Album
by Nicky Wire
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 24.00

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing deal!, 24 Dec 2011
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When I bought this for little more than ten pounds, I was expecting a nice little book of curiosities for fans.

Boy was I wrong.

The book is enormous, hard bound and beautifully printed. It's stuffed full of candid snaps of the band which are hilarious, stunning and touching in turns. At the price it's a steal and not just for hard core fans; anyone who remembers the ridiculous excesses of nineties rock will relish the clothes, the hair, the gigs and the fans.

Priceless.


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3.0 out of 5 stars I guess you get what you pay for., 24 Dec 2011
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If you're looking to protect your XOOM without a fussy folding case, this is pretty cheap and effective.

It's not perfect. The fit isn't great and it definitely feels a little baggy. It's also very thick and adds quite a bit of weight to your tab. But it does feel solid enough to soak up everyday bumps and thumps.

For the price, it's pretty much spot on, but a bit more cash might bet something a little nicer.


Maxi-Cosi Mura 3 Pushchair (Total Black)
Maxi-Cosi Mura 3 Pushchair (Total Black)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very expensive and very badly designed., 18 Sep 2011
We've had this system for just over a year and I have to say that I absolutely hate it. This system has a number of features which you should take into consideration before buying it, but which you will not see mentioned in the brochures.

1. This pushchair is extremely large.
The frame and seat together completely fill the boot of our Seat Leon from floor to ceiling with the parcel shelf removed. The frame alone fills over a third of the car's roof box when travelling on holiday. If your car is any smaller than ours, you will not be able to fit this pushchair in your car and should not buy it.

2. This pushchair is extremely heavy.
I am six feet four inches tall and weigh over seventeen stone and I can only just lift the frame into the car one-handed. Most people will need both hands to move the frame, meaning multiple trips to put the frame and seat in the car separately and rendering it impossible to move while carrying your baby. Anyone who has a bad back or any shoulder problems will probably be unable to lift this pushchair without injury and should not buy it.

3. This pushchair is very fragile
Despite being so heavy, the pushchair is made from the cheapest plastic imaginable and is exceptionally poorly constructed. The bewildering array of switches, buttons and levers are all badly made and either require enormous force or almost ridiculous care to operate. Most parts of this pram will break without any warning and should be treated like they're made of crystal glass.

4. This pushchair is very badly designed.
The system is extremely unstable on anything other than perfectly smooth ground and great care must be taken to avoid it tipping over. The attachments which fix the various chairs to the frame all operate in different ways and the instructions are totally inadequate, leaving you guessing at what you're supposed to do. Be aware that the frame will NOT fold with the chair attached and they must be separated before moving them. Adjusting the seat belt requires a degree in advanced mathematics. The rain cover does not fit properly and will blow off even in a light breeze. It also leaks profusely. Every part of this pram has been designed to be made as cheaply as possible and sold for as much money as possible. Every part of it is fiddly, loose, confusing to use, ill-fitting and unfit for its purpose.

In summary, this pushchair is astronomically expensive and extremely impractical. There is literally nothing I like about it; using it is a chore and I can't wait for my daughter to grow out of it - but not so I can sell it, since I couldn't give this to anyone with a clear conscience. It really is that bad.


Druuna X
Druuna X
by Paolo Serpieri
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 8.80

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very hardcore., 14 Aug 2011
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Seprieri's well known for his superb figure work and this is no exception. However, buyers should be aware that there is little artistic content in this volume and it is very pornographic and extremely explicit throughout. If you're looking for a compilation from one of the foremost dirty old masters, thiw will suit you very well, but fans of Druuna herself should probably look elsehwere.


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