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Joby GorillaPod Focus Tripod for Professional SLRs and Camcorders
Joby GorillaPod Focus Tripod for Professional SLRs and Camcorders
Offered by Perks
Price: £71.98

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utterly useless, 10 Jan 2012
The product specs suggest the Joby Gorillapod Focus GP8 is capable of holding 5kg. I suppose if you have the legs absolutely pin straight and the camera pointing straight ahead and you don't need any rigidity to it, or for it to hold for more than a few seconds... maybe. Otherwise, forget it.

Even my D700 with 2.8 28-70 fitted (about 2.5kg) is enough to slowly but surely spread the legs under the weight with it all upright. Try to get any angle on the camera, pose it to create the shot you want, and it spreads the joints on the gorillapod so quickly you don't even get time to focus.

I will try it with an old D60 later, but suspect I shall be returning for a refund.
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Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
by Fil Hunter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, poor service!, 6 Jan 2012
Fantastic book, a brief flick through alone will tell you that. This was recommended to me by a pro who still refers to it all the time after 20 years in the trade, the person I bought it for shall be too, I expect!

One thing I would say - Choose your seller from ANY of the alternatives to Amazon. As usual, product packaging was shoddy and as a result the book is damaged, but unlike when you buy from a third party off Amazon, buying from Amazon direct means no simple means of contact, no 'people' to talk to, it's tough - you like it or return it.


Lig0sh: High Capacity 1500mAh NIKON EN-EL3e / EN EL3e / ENEL3e Replacement battery for D50, D70, D80, D90, D200, D300, D300S, D700.
Lig0sh: High Capacity 1500mAh NIKON EN-EL3e / EN EL3e / ENEL3e Replacement battery for D50, D70, D80, D90, D200, D300, D300S, D700.

5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain battery, 8 Sep 2011
Works excellently, lasts pretty much as long as the genuine Nikon battery but at a fraction of the cost, will be buying more!


MACRO EXTENSION TUBES FULL Set Adaptor fits NIKON DSLR SLR 40X D40 D80 D90 D800 D300 D700,D3200 D3100 D5000 D5100 D7000 D7100, D1,D2,D3 DSLR.
MACRO EXTENSION TUBES FULL Set Adaptor fits NIKON DSLR SLR 40X D40 D80 D90 D800 D300 D700,D3200 D3100 D5000 D5100 D7000 D7100, D1,D2,D3 DSLR.
Offered by BV-electronics
Price: £7.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars poor quality metal, 8 July 2011
Beware, the metal that this is made from is soft as butter. The threads on one section failed with the weight of an F2.8 lens on it, just peeled away! Time will tell if the lens is repairable, but its taught me a lesson - this may be cheap, but it looks to have cost me a £600 lens...


Ex-Pro 42 inch 110cm 5-in-1 Photographic Light Reflector - Silver/Gold/Black/White/Translucent
Ex-Pro 42 inch 110cm 5-in-1 Photographic Light Reflector - Silver/Gold/Black/White/Translucent
Price: £16.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb value for money, 8 July 2011
If you go for a "named" brand one of these will cost 3 times as much or more. So far this has proven to be every bit as good, with the added advantage that I'm not completely paranoid about damaging or losing it so put it to far more use than my pricier one!


SanDisk SDCFX-004G-X46 4GB Extreme 40MB/s UDMA 5 CompactFlash Memory Card
SanDisk SDCFX-004G-X46 4GB Extreme 40MB/s UDMA 5 CompactFlash Memory Card

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Marks, 8 July 2011
Extremely fast, great for when firing off shots at speed, at the price it wouldn't have made sense to get anything else. I prefer to have plenty of smaller size cards than one large in case of loss / theft / damage so the size v's speed is perfect. Not really a great deal more you can say with a memory card!


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