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The Complete Guide to Fujifilm's X-t1 Camera
The Complete Guide to Fujifilm's X-t1 Camera
Price: £11.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, entertaining and educational, 3 Jan. 2015
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An excellent book with well-written and informative. The writer's personality shines through in a very positive almost companionable way.

Other reviewers have expressed irritation at how difficult it is to navigate (nothing to do with the author) and there's some truth in that. The monochrome rendering of the illustrations is also a waste of time on a Paperwhite, but view it on an iPad or other Mac and it's superb.

All in all, a first class guide to a first class camera. Recommended.


Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest (Nintendo DS)
Disney Frozen: Olaf's Quest (Nintendo DS)
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied, 21 Dec. 2014
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Great price, great product, quick delivery. Highly recommended.


LATEST 2015 Model- 7" inch Android TouchScreen Tablet PC with 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor, Android KitKat 4.4, 4GB HDD, 512MB Rom, WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual Cameras, Playstore + FREE Screen Protector
LATEST 2015 Model- 7" inch Android TouchScreen Tablet PC with 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor, Android KitKat 4.4, 4GB HDD, 512MB Rom, WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual Cameras, Playstore + FREE Screen Protector

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value., 21 Aug. 2014
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Extraordinary value for money and ideal for children who might not otherwise appreciate the cost of more expensive tablets. Surprisingly good battery life and decent screen quality. I bought two! Highly recommended.


What Would Satan Do?
What Would Satan Do?
Price: £2.38

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 21 Aug. 2014
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Desperately unfunny without a single redeeming feature. Schoolboy stuff: silly without being creatively so.


Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1
Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1

5.0 out of 5 stars essential reading, 12 April 2014
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This excellent book provides invaluable advice and guidance on these two cameras in a way that is accessible to seasoned photographers and those who may be starting out on the journey to take them beyond point-and-shoot snapping. The tips and shortcuts as well as the way in which the author navigates the reader through the sophisticated capabilities of these pieces of equipment are simply not available in the manual provided. Illustrated throughout, this book is essential reading both as an introduction and a reference source.


Digital Silence DS-101A Stereo Analogue Ambient Noise Cancelling Headset with Microphone - Black
Digital Silence DS-101A Stereo Analogue Ambient Noise Cancelling Headset with Microphone - Black
Offered by iHeadphones UK
Price: £29.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Noise cancelling?, 22 Sept. 2013
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The cancels noise simply by having a bit of plastic in each ear. Nothing else does anything. Give it a miss. The price is too good to be true. That says it all.
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A Newbies Guide to Aperture 3: The Essential Beginners Guide to Getting Started with Apple's Photo Editing Software
A Newbies Guide to Aperture 3: The Essential Beginners Guide to Getting Started with Apple's Photo Editing Software
Price: £2.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good starter, 1 July 2013
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A very useful if fairly short guide to the basics. Certainly worth the money. Nothing to add apart from that!


Mastering the Fuji X100
Mastering the Fuji X100

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars intelligent and very well written, 7 Jun. 2013
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This book is comprehensive (without duplicating the manual provided), written in a direct and understandable way, and structured usefully, with a description setting out the details of a function or feature followed by instructions on how to make settings and adjustments. The author is a photographer's photographer.


Four Thirds & Micro Four Thirds (The Expanded Guide)
Four Thirds & Micro Four Thirds (The Expanded Guide)
by David Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty but pointless, 29 Oct. 2011
This is a well designed, well-written book, but who is it for? It is a compact guide to every Four Thirds and Micro Four thirds camera made to date compete with several pages describing each and including a specification list. Why? Who would want to know that level of detail? A specialist? A wannabe camera historian? In which case, why - inter alia - does the book also provide an absolute beginner's guide to photography? Why, come to that, does the author include a brief history of both Olympus and Kodak? Remove the idiots' guide to photography, the history of Olympus and Kodak and the page after page of detailed technical descriptions of dozens of cameras (most of which have been discontinued anyway) and you are left with, well, not much else. A few nice photographs, yes: an interestingly designed volume, certainly but nothing else. More to the point, there is nothing in this book that cannot be found in a few minutes on Google. Disappointing.

What the author should have done (and I wish he had thereby saving me £10.99, but that's my lookout) is written about how to make the best of the Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds systems by highlighting their real strengths and weaknesses and generally how to exploit the former and mitigate for the latter. He did not. So, budding pro photographers with a flair for writing, produce the book this should have been. I, for one, will buy it.


Four Quartets
Four Quartets
by T.S. Eliot
Edition: Audio Cassette
Price: £12.98

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite right, 3 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Four Quartets (Audio Cassette)
I suppose I made the assumption that a good actor with screen presence could do justice to Eliot's great work. I was wrong. Fiennes reads this as if he is doing so for the first time, without any run through or rehearsal. It is read too slowly in some places and too quickly in others. It often lacks any emotion, especially when reading a question, of which there are a few in the first quartet. I much prefer Ted Hughes's reading, sadly not available on CD or as a download.
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