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Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM Lens
Offered by L&J Photo
Price: £239.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Should you upgrade?, 16 Mar. 2014
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I have owned for some time the plastic fantastic Canon 50mm f/1.8 and despite the flaws it can without doubt produce some great images.

I had researched all the options for this kind of lens and always came back to the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM in the end. When you weight up the cost, build, image quality and lens consistency this seems to me the best option. I don't mean just if you are on a budget, I own a few lenses north of £1k but in this instance the f/1.2 to me just could not be justified.

Despite what I read, I find this lens as sharp at f/1.4 as the f/1.8 lens is wide open. Stop this lens down to f/2.0 and it is consistently and impressively sharp. Bokeh and focus are spot on and the operation is quiet and smooth.

It is not L series build by far, but that really doesn't matter a lot to me in this small a prime lens.

Lens hood cost has to be added and this should be installed and left on at all times for protection of the focus system alone. Throw a Hoya HD filter on there as I have and the cost creeps even further.

Even with all of that, it is still good value, great images and all round I think the best 50mm prime around right now.

Should you upgrade?

Yes.


ARCTIC Freezer A30 - 320 Watt CPU Cooler for AMD - Interchangeable 120 mm PWM Fan - 4 Direct-Touch Heatpipes - High Performance MX-4 Thermal Compound included
ARCTIC Freezer A30 - 320 Watt CPU Cooler for AMD - Interchangeable 120 mm PWM Fan - 4 Direct-Touch Heatpipes - High Performance MX-4 Thermal Compound included
Offered by SENDERCITY
Price: £26.36

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 16 Mar. 2014
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I have tried many top end CPU coolers over the years, including Zalman and Corsair, many much more expensive than this Arctic Cooling A30.

This cooler is firstly better build quality than the others I have used. The fins are thicker and do not flex or bend easily. The copper pipes mate smoothly to the heat sink which is also hefty and solid. The 120mm fan is held onto the heat sink with a surrounding plastic bracket, which makes it just a pull off and clip on affair, so much easier and quicker than the usual metal clips.

This performs very well. Near silent, cools very well on my AMD FX8350 at 4.33GHz. Importantly, this can be mounted in four different orientations. The brackets that come with this mounted on my AM3+ in the orientation needed to avoid my high profile RAM. Many others I tried came with a million different brackets but still could not be fitted the way I required.

So many coolers are all hype and just designed to look fancy. This one works, will last and is a fantastic price.

If you are looking for an air cooler and have a full size case, get this.


E-cloth Mop Set
E-cloth Mop Set
Price: £18.29

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 24 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: E-cloth Mop Set (Misc.)
I am so glad I bought one of these instead of a steam mop.

Firstly, the mop itself is almost all metal. The only plastic parts are the hinge and top grip handle part. It seems like it will last a long time without falling apart. The cloth is an amazing e-cloth, but with a sponge backing that sticks to the velcro on the base of the mop head. Handle extends over a large range.

Tear off the cloth, wet it, wring it out and mop away in an "s" movement and your floor is clean, hygienic and pretty dry straight away.

Cloth can be cleaned under the tap and in the washing machine.

If you have any hard floors in your kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else, you need one of these.


E-cloth Window Cleaning Pack, Window Cloth/Glass and Polishing Cloth
E-cloth Window Cleaning Pack, Window Cloth/Glass and Polishing Cloth
Offered by HOME DIRECT
Price: £5.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 24 Feb. 2014
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Dampen the cleaning cloth, wipe it over your window glass and frame, then wipe the now damp window with the dry polishing cloth and magic happens.

Your window is clean, sparkling and has NO streaks. You do not need to use any kitchen paper, squeegee or cleaning product.

I am a convert. These cloths are amazing. They just clean with water in a way that you would not think possible.

Get some, I will be using these everywhere from now on.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Case - Kouros Asteroid - Genuine Italian Leather Case - Pouch Cover - Brown
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Case - Kouros Asteroid - Genuine Italian Leather Case - Pouch Cover - Brown

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special, 23 Feb. 2014
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Put simply, this case is two bits of leather sewn together. There is no rigid frame, special shaping or anything of the sort. It is so slack that your phone can just fall out if you turn it upside down.

Way too expensive for what you get and just not much good at protecting it either.

The packaging and promotion was way above the product itself. Was delivered from Portugal too.

Returned mine for a refund.


Kidrobot Futurama Collectible Mini Figure (One Random Blind Boxed Figure Supplied)
Kidrobot Futurama Collectible Mini Figure (One Random Blind Boxed Figure Supplied)

5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Futrurama, you will love these!, 21 Feb. 2014
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These are kind of cute little versions of all your favourite Futurama characters. They each come with their own little props, such as Zapp Brannigans Big Book of War!

There are twelve of them to collect. They come as blind boxes, so you do not know what you are going to get. A leaflet is included that shows you the odds of getting each one, which I have listed below as a percentage.

Bender, Fry, Leela, Mom, NIbbler and Zapp are a 12.5% chance each.
LRRR, Morbo and Zoidberg are each 6.25%.
The Robot Devil is the rarest of all and there is only about a one percent chance of bagging him!

There are also two mystery characters, which the leaflet tells you are Sal and Slurms MacKenzie. As far as I can fathom you have about a 5.25% chance of getting one of those two.

If you shop around there are companies that sell these open, the prices go up a lot for some of them, the Robot Devil being ridiculous in cost in some cases.

It is kind of fun not knowing. I played this lottery with three boxes and got Zapp Brannigan and two Frys! So there is the downside, a doubler already!

Figures themselves are nice and the little extras that come with them to hold etc are a nice touch.

If you like Futurama then you will love these little models I am sure. You will want them all though so be warned!

More danger! There is a Season 2 run of twelve of these out now too!


Craghoppers Kiwi Mens Winter Lined Trousers -Black, Regular-36 Inch
Craghoppers Kiwi Mens Winter Lined Trousers -Black, Regular-36 Inch
Offered by Wear It Out
Price: £29.45

5.0 out of 5 stars WARM, 17 Feb. 2014
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These are nice winter trousers. Lined inside so are firstly very warm. If it is not a cold day these are often too warm.

Two set of pockets in the usual place, two have zips. Cargo pocket too. They fit well and I have had then about a year and they are wearing very well.

These are a better standard than most Craghoppers trousers I have used over the years.

If you want a warm pair of trousers with good wind blocking and okay waterproofing then these are a good choice.


Redken For Men Work Hard Molding Paste 100ml / 3.4 fl.oz.
Redken For Men Work Hard Molding Paste 100ml / 3.4 fl.oz.
Offered by HAIR ANGELS
Price: £13.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 17 Feb. 2014
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I have tried a few different gels and waxes for my hair over the years and this one is the best I have used by far.

I have fairly short hair and wanted good hold without being hard or crispy. This does the job well. No slick looking hair and it can still move around a little.

It does not smell good though. Kind of reminds you of PVA glue. This is not a problem though as the smell goes away as soon as you rub it in your hair. Pump works well. Remember to put the lid back on and it keeps the end from clogging up.

I wear a hat at work and despite that it holds well all day with just one pump of paste. It is easy to use and can be re-set with a little water if need be. Washes out easily. This is the only one I will use from now on.

Seems expensive but is well worth the money.


XL 3m Magic Spring
XL 3m Magic Spring

4.0 out of 5 stars Watch you don't tangle it!, 17 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: XL 3m Magic Spring (Toy)
Bought for my 5 year old niece who loved it. This is so long it will not go down the stairs in typical slinky fashion. It will go down if you lie it on its side and throw one end down first.

It can easily get tangled up with an overly enthusiastic child playing with it, as happened with mine. When a spring this long gets tangled up there is NO getting it out.

I had to amputate mine into three. This turned out to be a great thing as they all go down the stairs great in normal slinky fashion, so now we have races!


Autoglym Super Resin Polish - 325 mL - Latest Model
Autoglym Super Resin Polish - 325 mL - Latest Model
Price: £7.93

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best by-hand, all-in-one cleaner, 16 Feb. 2014
So most of us will have used the popular Autoglym Super Resin Polish (SRP) at some time and probably have been pleased with the results, except perhaps for the amount of dust and the length of time it offers protection.

Both of these issues have now been improved with the new version. This is now more sticky to use and results in noticeably less dusting than before. If you must use this on it's own with no follow up wax or other protection, then it will have visible protection for several months.

This really does clean, cut (in a very minor way), fill and protect in one go. Easily available and at a reasonable price. If you only use one product on your paint it really should be this, especially if you are only applying by hand. It goes on fast and easy when using a DA or rotary polisher with really good results.

*TIP - Use a large clean microfibre cloth to buff off, or several smaller ones. Repeated use of a cloth which is too small results in the build up of dust many people complain about.


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