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Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D DSLR + AF DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D DSLR + AF DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value, 27 Oct. 2005
Well, I had to choose between this or the canon 350D.
I chose the KM because of the Antishake feature, since I intend taking a lot of tele shots.
The image quality is fantastic when compared with the pentax *ist or nikon d50/70 cameras and about on a par with the canon.
The supplied lens in the kit is nice too.
The camera is surprisingly responsive (I owned a FZ10 before this and it was positiviely sluggish in comparison). No detectable shutter lag, and a solid snap of the mirror to let you,know you're taking a picture :)
The handling is excellent, the only gripe being the depth of field preview is hard to get to.
Build quality is fantastic, and certainly the camera feels much more robust than the canon.

by Elmore Leonard
Edition: Paperback

2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but not incredibly gripping, 4 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Killshot (Paperback)
I didn't really know what to expect, as this was the first Elmore Leonard book I've read. I was expecting something like a crime version of Tom Clancy, but more gritty and realistic.
What I got was more or less a character study of 2 inept criminals, and an ordinary American family. It *is* realistic, characters are developed in a meagre way, although Richie's character definitely "felt" right for a small-time crook. But all in all, not exactly gripping. And the climax was almost a waste of time.
Read the book for a feel of criminal character (which is to say, mostly weak bravado and a touch of machismo), but don't read it for a thrilling ending.

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC CD)
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC CD)
Offered by Tracymuk
Price: £27.96

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Max Payne is back, 26 Oct. 2003
Awesome game. Check online reviews, they'll tell you too. I found the story in the first one to be great, but it seems the story in 2 is even better. Story reads a bit like like a Elmore Leonard novel. Graphics are spectacular, and with the addition of the Havok physics engine (also used in HL2 apparently), gunfights are now like being in a John Woo movie with stuff exploding around the characters, and boxes etc being blown all over the place, bodies collapsing realistically with surprised expressions on their faces etcetc. What also really surprised me is the fact that it runs on my GF4mx440 (which is more or less a revamped version of a GF2!). And its beautiful with not a frame dropped.
Get it. Especially if you have an older machine, you'll be amazed at that the engine can do.

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