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JJC LH-J61F replacement Olympus LH-61F Lens Hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8
JJC LH-J61F replacement Olympus LH-61F Lens Hood for Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8
Offered by DeyardDirect
Price: £25.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The obvious flaw from a non-official product, 30 Oct 2012
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Yes you guessed it - the shade is incorrect. I guess JJC couldn't afford to pantone colour match it perfectly, so it's a slightly golder shade than the original lens.
Otherwise, construction is good, though there will be the odd very small nick in the casting, along with the fur inside the ring potentially not aligning perfectly as it's glued in to place - but all of this can be overlooked.
The biggest complaint is not of the colour-matching, but of Olympus themselves and is two-fold:

1) Include the hood you unbelievable cheapskates
2) Design lens caps with some thought, with the hood in situ, it's impossible to remove the plastic lens cap. Panasonic use far more intelligence and have internal sunk grips to remove to prevent this heinous design error on ALL their lenses

4/5 for effort JJC, just a shame you didn't design your own to make removing the cap possible.
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Cullmann Cross Quick-Fix Head Cb10 with Panorama Function and Cx440 Quick Release Unit
Cullmann Cross Quick-Fix Head Cb10 with Panorama Function and Cx440 Quick Release Unit

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beats Manfrotto in every way, 5 Oct 2012
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I spent eons deciding on a tripod and then picked a bargain carbon Tiltall up at Photokina, so decided to pair it with this head.
Why? Plenty of reasons:
Price - hands down bargain, cheaper than Manfrotto equiv's, and the same or better build quality I'd say
Size - significantly smaller than most pistol grips - especially the Vanguard, which is simply enormous
Stiffness - OK so there's no adjustment, but they've weighted it perfectly. I wouldn't mount a FF SLR with long telephoto on this, but m43 or APS-C up to medium-telephoto is fine. It simply doesn't budge, whereas the Manfrotto has play, as does the Vanguard
Features - quick and easy pan lever, double locking quick release, 3 bubble levels (unheard of at this price point), and excellent ergonomics

Of the two minor gripes I have, the first is the quick release plate - the spring loaded guide is a nuisance and really shouldn't be present on something designed to support the above cameras. The second is the screw inside the mount plate, it's not very easy to turn it and needs a redesign.

Otherwise thoroughly pleased and highly recommended


CAMELBAK Performance Bottle (650ml)
CAMELBAK Performance Bottle (650ml)

6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Vaguely useful for gym work or carrying about, but useless for sport, 16 Oct 2011
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It's difficult to convey my immense disappointment at this produce, having spent the typical amount of hours scouring Amazon for the "best" option. Suffice to say that whilst it is indeed drip-free, a good size, features a secure lid mechanism, what it lacks is the ability to suck down a decent amount of water. The bite (or nipple), spout works after you've gotten used to a two-pronged requirement for extracting liquids, but the amount it lets out is far too small to be good for a cyclist, or runner. I'm used to the following: grip spout with teeth, pull, tip bottle up, suck and glug. That's standard for a cyclist, or runner, but this thing needs so much effort to get water from it that it's perpetually frustrating.
If you plan on taking this thing running or cycling with you, or even to a hot climate, expect to have it in your mouth constantly biting down on that nipple taking water from it, and based on that I imagine the rubber will degrade fairly quickly.
Save yourself the cash and pick up another item.
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Braun Büffel Golf Wallet (Just For Bank Notes With Money Clip) Black 92339 051 010
Braun Büffel Golf Wallet (Just For Bank Notes With Money Clip) Black 92339 051 010

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars German quality - at a price, 16 Oct 2011
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I firstly question whether this wallet is indeed handmade, but that aside, it's a cracking one.

Initially I purchased the Monk equivalent money-clip style wallet. Whilst considerably cheaper, it has the following drawbacks:

3mm wider leather
Metal money clip sticks out by 4mm and is not smoothed, so catches and is fairly sharp
6 card slots causes it to be lop-sided when fully loaded (the cards will form a ridge in the centre of the wallet)
The money clip bends at the middle of the spine when opening/closing (due to insane tension)

So the Braun Buffel is better in the following ways:

Slimmer
Softer leather
Money clip is flush to the wallet spine, so nothing protrudes that will likely catch
4 card slots to keep things slim, plus...
An external "coin" flap (buttoned), which you can use for shrapnel, or other, less frequently used cards as I do)
No bending of spine as the tension isn't too great on the clip
The card slots are an elongated-S shape, such that there is ample space to grip one with your finger and slide out

Overall an expensive buy, but with the included box, it can be given as a gift, and the presentation is excellent as there is card throughout holding it's structure during shipping.


Berghaus Remote Backpack - Jet Black, 25 lt
Berghaus Remote Backpack - Jet Black, 25 lt

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, some drawbacks though, 8 Oct 2011
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To be fair I've been using the same bag for the last year and a half that I took travelling around the world. That's a Kata DR466i, and as it's done tens of thousands of miles, I thought time to replace it.

I'm potentially spoiled as a result - being now accustomed to padding throughout the bag, in the lining and a plethora of useful and sturdy pockets and zippers. So to go from that to this bag, and there are so many drawbacks that I'll be looking to replace it almost immediately.

Put simply - it's not up to the task. Berghaus' usual quality seems to have vanished and the lining present throughout the bag is almost non-existant. If you're using this bag for clothes and things that can take a knock - go ahead. The back support system and straps are also a good fit, though they head off away from your chest too much for my liking, putting a greater requirement on your shoulders to bear load, rather than your back. The internal pockets are connected to the ultra-thin outer-lining, which will hence also remain flimsy and collapse in on themselves given any weight greater than paper. So it's not ideal - in fact I'd suggest looking elsewhere if you want any kind of protection whatsoever for your contents.

As a sports bag, or for cycling - this is arguably a great bag, though again due to the lack of strength or support in any of the lining, I certainly wouldn't be keen loading it up with my laptop, shoes and change of clothes - without packing strategically to use the clothes as a lining-by-proxy.

Having had my Kata and used it for laptop, camera, sports, travel, cycling and running, I can't help but be disappointed by this bag.


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