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Stuart

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (11 of 13)
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 637,939 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 13
Canon Remote Switch RS-60 E3 by Canon
I do mainly wildlife photography, especially macro stuff on insects, but also birds using long lenses. In either case, a tripod and a cable release are often essentials. The Canon Remote Switch RS-60 E3 is ideal and does the job of a cable release for the digital age with no fuss. A nice touch is the notches on the sides to facilitate wrapping the cable round it when not in use, and the hole in the end to insert the 2.5mm jack so that the wire is held nicely in place whilst it is in the camera bag.

Two small criticisms (which are why I only rated it 4 stars):

- the release button is in a sort of slider which… Read more
Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly Charged Sensor Brush by Visible Dust
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have had a Canon 550D since June 2010 and a 60D since Jan 2011. Up to now (April 2013) I have need to clean the sensor of the 60D (which gets far more use) twice and the 550D once. I bought a cleaning kit including the Arctic Butterfly 724 and the Sensor Loupe 7x. These have done the job just fine. In each case I have only cleaned the sensor after noticing quite marked grey splodges in flat, light coloured area of my photos. I found I could clearly see the tiny filaments of dust responsible on the sensor using the loupe, (which has LED lights) and a single sweep of the Arctic Butterfly's brush removed them. It is quick to do, it works and the Loupe is very reassuring - you can see the… Read more
GIMP 2.6 for Photographers: Image Editing with Ope&hellip by Klaus Goelker
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have been using GIMP, initially 2.6 and now 2.8, for some time for processing and retouching my photos. I bought this book in Jan 2011 so I have been using it on and off for a couple of years. I see that an update for 2.8 by the same author is due in May 2013, so I thought a review would be timely.

The book is very comprehensive and detailed. It is organised as a series of exercises (with the necessary sample images and other resources available from the included DVD). The material is well and clearly explained and the exercises are covered in a clear, step by step approach. They tend to start off with very detailed hand-holding and then the hand-holding is withdrawn as things… Read more