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Fujifilm X-M1 Camera - Silver (16.3MP, 16-50mm Lens Kit) 3 inch LCD
Fujifilm X-M1 Camera - Silver (16.3MP, 16-50mm Lens Kit) 3 inch LCD
Offered by Avtree Ltd
Price: 370.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good camera and lens package at an excellent price., 14 Feb 2014
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When I bought this it was part of an offer from both Amazon and Fujifilm which meant I received 100 refund from each of them making this excellent value. But it is not a 'cheap' camera, since it features many of the features of the more expensive X mount range from Fuji that have been so well-reviewed. In particular, it features essentially the same excellent sensor that is in the more expensive X-Pro 1 camera ( which I also own), and excellent 16-50mm lens that can be used on other X mount cameras. The X-M1 does not feature all of the refinements of its more expensive X-cousins, but it is excellent for informal 'street' shots and the like, being small enough to put in a (largish) pocket, especially if you use one of the other X-mount lenses such as the 18mm or 35 mm.

Just to confirm: the camera and lens will need updating with the latest firmware from Fuji to get the best from them and overcome some of the issues such as slow focusing etc. of this range when it was first released. But this is very easily done so long as you have access to the internet, and is clearly explained on the Fujifilm support website.

I have other cameras such as Canon DSLRs and rangefinders, but I really enjoy using this and the X-PRO1 with a range of lernses both because they produce such excellent quality jpg and RAW picture files, and because they take me back to my earlier days of photography and help me to think about the shots I am taking and make the best of them both in-camera and when using post-shot software.

Very satisfied


Carissima 9ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Heart Pendant on Curb Chain Necklace 46cm/18"
Carissima 9ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Heart Pendant on Curb Chain Necklace 46cm/18"
Price: 164.21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small, but perfectly formed!, 14 Feb 2014
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Bought for my wife's birthday and she really likes it. It isn't her most expensive or 'famous branded' piece, but she really likes the (small) size, and the fact that it is well-made and very attractive when worn. Seems likely to become a piece she wears on most days. So we're both very satisfied :-)


Touch Up Paint LAND AND RANGE ROVER JGL BISCAY BLUE
Touch Up Paint LAND AND RANGE ROVER JGL BISCAY BLUE
Offered by Extreme Auto Accessories
Price: 8.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for running repairs, 7 Feb 2014
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The paint is a perfect match for my Land Rover colour and is perfect for small chips and other running repairs.


Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1
Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1
Price: 5.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide Great price on Kindle, 7 Feb 2014
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A very informative and well-illustrated guide. The Kindle version is also much cheaper than the paper version. The fact that it is available via Kindle also means I can have it with me on my phone (as well as my laptop etc.) so I can consult it when out using the camera if necessary, as well as a more normal 'book' when at home. I wish more guides were available in the Kindle format - how about it Amazon?


Sporting Lodges - Sanctuaries, Havens and Retreats
Sporting Lodges - Sanctuaries, Havens and Retreats
by Jeremy J.C. Hobson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book for the countryman, 23 Jan 2014
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For those who, like me, are fly fishermen, or shooters and other sorts of people interested in country sports, this book represents a visually satisfying and reasonably revealing essay on a somewhat unknown topic. Even if one has visited a few such lodges, it is unlikely that you will have visited the range and types of sporting lodge described here. The photography is good and the accompanying text provides good, if not exactly detailed, description and contextualisation. This is not a major analytical or historical study, but it is a satisfying review of an aspect of country life that will appeal to countrymen (and women).


The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel
by Benjamin Black
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not Chandler, 23 Jan 2014
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This is a perfectly readable detective story mimicking the style of Raymond Chandler and with his famous gumshoe, Philip Marlowe, as its lead character. The atmosphere and language seek to echo Chandler, and Benjamin Black (actually the author John Banville) makes a reasonable fist of it...but only up to a point. The key issue for me was why Black/Banville chose to mimic rather than simply set the novel in a similar style and period of the Marlow novels. As it is, how much you enjoy this will spend upon just how much of a marrow fan you are: if you are looking for Chandler's writing and language you will probably be disappointed; if you have not read any Chandler before and don't really care about quality of the mimicry you'll probably be quite satisfied. For me, I just had to keep reminding myself that this was not Chandler and simply to enjoy the story telling. Good enough, but not Chandler....


PaperPro Eco Stapler Compact Model with One Finger Stapling Power, 15 Sheets, Sand
PaperPro Eco Stapler Compact Model with One Finger Stapling Power, 15 Sheets, Sand
Price: 18.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Near-perfect home stapler!, 9 Jan 2014
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Frankly, there's not really much to get excited about in the world of staplers, but this new Eco stapler combines good ecological credentials, with 30% of its content recycled, with amazing ease of use. There is no need whatever to press hard to make the stapler work- it is spring loaded in some way so that one really can staple sheets together with just one finger. As it says in the blurb, you could staple up to 15 sheets in this way, so it makes for a near-perfect home stapler. Highly recommended, especially for those with a weak grip or handling problems.


A Short Book About Drawing
A Short Book About Drawing
by Andrew Marr
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.50

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More about Mr Marr than drawing?, 9 Jan 2014
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I found this a refreshing and interesting little book to read. Like others, I was really shocked to hear of Andrew Marr's stroke, but really relieved to hear of his recovery. Apparently drawing played a large part in his life before the stroke and has certainly helped him back to recovery. The book itself is sprinkled with many of his drawings, a lot achieved through the use of drawing software on his iPad. I found myself getting a little frustrated that he didn't talk so much about the practice of drawing as about the part it plays in his life. Whilst this was interesting, this is certainly not a book for those looking for a 'how to' book. I wasn't, but I would have enjoyed a bit more about drawing than I got from this. As a book about a man's fascination and personal take on drawing/art, and for those who like Andrew Marr this is a good read. For others... I'm not so sure.


Aigle Rubber Boots Unisex_Adult Parcours 2 Iso Bronze Hunting Boots 84217 9 UK, 43 EU
Aigle Rubber Boots Unisex_Adult Parcours 2 Iso Bronze Hunting Boots 84217 9 UK, 43 EU
Price: 121.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Great boots at a great price, 3 Jan 2014
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I have had a pair of Aigle ISO Open boots (with the full length zip) for more than 2 years now and wear them throughout the winter and for fishing during the summer. The outer part of the heel is just beginning to wear so when I saw these on offer in the January sale it was too good to miss. They are very comfortable and warm with the neoprene lining. To be honest, the full-length zip does make for easier putting on and removal with the Open variant of these boots than with the half zip on these, but they are considerably more expensive. I am very satisfied with these, and I can still use the older pair when I am not so bothered about grip on wet mud and steep banks, for which these are perfect.


Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium New Edition
Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium New Edition
by Michael Jackson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 20.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic beer book, 30 Dec 2013
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This really is a pleasure to read and look at for anyone interested in Belgian beers. It is written in Jackson's typically informative but informal and friendly style. What a shame he is no longer with us to write on whisky, wine and beer, but he has left us a valuable legacy of which this work is an characteristic part.


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