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Filter Removal Wrench for 62mm - 77mm Camera Filters. Handy Remover Tool to fit all 62mm, 67mm, 72mm & 77mm lens filters.
Filter Removal Wrench for 62mm - 77mm Camera Filters. Handy Remover Tool to fit all 62mm, 67mm, 72mm & 77mm lens filters.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Far too big for 62mm filter, 21 Aug 2013
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I have a 62mm Hoya UV which is stuck fairly tightly on the lens.

This product is descrived as a "Handy remover tool" to fit 62 mm lens filters.

Unfortunately it is far too big for a 62mm filter.

Even if it did fit, there is no adhesive texture to the inner ring and I fail to see how it could be of any more use than your hands as it would just slide around the filter without any grip.


Thermos Thermocafe 2060 Steel Travel Mug, 0.4 Litre
Thermos Thermocafe 2060 Steel Travel Mug, 0.4 Litre
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 7 Mar 2013
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Pros: It doesn't cost the earth. Also, if you're looking for a cup with a limited liquid flow this is a plus as this cup has no air hole, and therefore a restrained flow of liquid.

Cons: The lid doesn't fit on very tight, and if you're looking for a faster flowing cup to guzzle from, this isn't for you due to the lack of air hole.


Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug, Graphite (Grey)
Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug, Graphite (Grey)
Offered by EasihomeCookshop
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking for a morning coffee with a bacon butty!, 7 Jan 2013
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Easy to use, easy to clean and no major design flaws.

Pull the plunger fully out of the cup, put the coffee in, add a sensible amount of water (dont over fill it), replace plunger and plunge before topping up with water and milk etc.

Easy and practical way to enjoy decent coffee on a camping trip without having to cart cafetieres and mugs around with you.


Melissa & Doug Learn-to-Play Piano
Melissa & Doug Learn-to-Play Piano
Price: £52.04

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Arrived broken!, 7 Jan 2013
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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I bought this as a Christmas present for my Daughter along with heaps of other pressies purchased from Amazon in November 2012.

It arrived encased in polystyrene moulds, wrapped in cellophane inside a cardboard box. I took the cellophane wrapped piano out of the cardboard box and inspected it through the see through cellophane. Everything looked ok, so I put it back in its box and stored it away in the cupboard ready for December's wrapping frenzy.

I subsequently wrapped it in December and my daughter opened it on Christmas day to much delight and excitement. It is a fairly good and fun toy; however it was broken at the back and is clearly made out of cheap mdf type material.

As I bought it in November I was out of the return period timescale, but thought I would contact the seller to report the damage anyway and see what they thought. This was over two weeks ago and I haven't heard anything back from them.

So all-in-all, a fairly fun toy but not as sturdy as some reviews on here claim.

P.S. if you want to know what it sounds like check out 0.54 seconds on "If you're into it" by Flight of the Conchords.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent all-in-one for a toddler, 7 Jan 2013
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Bought for my daughter so she can splash around in the rain and snow to her heart's content. She is a medium size 2 year old and it fits like a dream whilst being easy to get on and off.

I shopped around and this was the best value I could find. Its well worth the money as I dont have to worry about finding two seperate items of waterproof clothing (e.g. trousers and top).


Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots
Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots
by John Batdorff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.19

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very light on detail and misleading in places, 6 Jan 2013
This book is a collection of articles / chapters by 4 different American photographers. It offers a very basic insight into composition and digital photography (i.e. discusses graphics, photographics and colour), however it has some considerable flaws (in my opinion):

1. The first chapter is devoted to the masses of high-end Nikon gear that the author uses. Uneducated beginners maybe fooled into thinking that they need to spend thousands on expensive equipment to achieve well composed photographs.
2. The author that dominates the first half of the book is an American nature photographer, and the book seems too biased towards this, to the detriment of other styles such as photojournalism, surrealism, portraiture etc.
3. Many of the images in the book appear to be HDR, which again may mislead beginners who are unable to achieve the same results as the author.
4. It is very light on detail and substance. For example the section on White Balance consists of 2 paragraphs of very basic stuff. Most beginners would be left in the dark after reading this.
5. There is a fair amount of waffle. For example, the section on the "significance of colour" has a picture of an American flag with the sentence: "Red White and Blue convey a sense of patriotism"..... Errrm not if you're German they don't.

To sum up, some beginners may find some bits useful (especially if you are into American nature photography), but I would not rate it highly. Far too basic and shallow.


Revelator
Revelator
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.57

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!, 16 Sep 2011
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After giving the album several listens in the hope that it would grow on me, it hasn't.

There are bursts of excellent guitar playing here and there, but on the whole, the songs are just bland. In fact, everything about the album is bland. Nothing really stands out.

Not a patch on Derek Truck's solo work - Songlines and/or Out of the Madness.


Live On Air
Live On Air
Offered by zoreno-uk
Price: £3.11

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Collectors only - One great track!, 16 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Live On Air (Audio CD)
As with most bootlegs, it is mostly average! However, like most bootleg buyers, I was only expecting one or two stand out tracks anyway. And I was right; for me it is worth the (relatively cheap) purchase alone just for Slash's bluesy solo in Patience.

Overall sound quality throughout isn't bad compared to many bootlegs and Welcome to the Jungle and Civil War are fairly decent.


All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop and Soul (Amg All Media Guide)
All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop and Soul (Amg All Media Guide)
by Chris Woodstra
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pros & Cons, 21 Jun 2011
This book has a fairly broad coverage of artists and some ok reviews. It is the sort of book you would pick up just to get a brief overview of an artist and their main work.

However, it does have a couple of draw-backs:

1. The symbols used to denote album ratings are a bit confusing. There are 3 different symbols; 1 that denotes an "essential recording" and a "good first purchase", and 2 different symbols that refer only to a "good first purchase"? If you think that is over-complicated and confusing, it's because it is. Basically, all 3 symbols mean pretty much the same thing!

2. Whilst I appreciate it is hard to cover every 'significant' artist from each genre, this book includes artists as bizarre as the "math-rock" band, Slint or the "obscure" group, the Shaggs (to name just a couple) at the expense of people like Rory Gallagher (not included in the Rock section) and Albert Lee (not included in the Country or Rock section). Gallagher and Lee are two giants of their genres and to be omitted at the expense of such obscure acts is poor editing.

For these reasons the book can be no more than a 3/5.


Best of Slide Guitar
Best of Slide Guitar
Price: £12.13

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointingly Average Collection, 3 Jan 2011
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Given the breadth of Slide Guitar material available; this is a very narrow collection. It only covers the Elmore James type sound with most of the tracks sounding very similar to 'Dust My Broom'.

This is therefore not a 'Best of' at all as it omits key players from all genres, most noticeably Delta (e.g. Son House), Gospel (e.g. Blind Willie Johnson), Louisiana (e.g. Sonny Landreth), Sacred Steel / Lap (e.g. Robert Randolph), Blues Rock (e.g. Duane Allman, Derek Trucks) and other masters such as Ry Cooder and Bob Brozman.

If you're looking for a 'Best of' (which I assume you are!), you would be far better off trying to find the 'Roll and Tumble Blues' box set (currently unavailable on Amazon which is why I could not insert a hyperlink to the product) as this is a more in depth survey of the different styles of Slide Guitar.


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