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Tuff-Luv 'ZipNGo' holster / telescopic style / Top&hellip by Tuff-Luv
I wanted something that would allow me to carry my EOS 400D and Tamron AF 17-50 f2.8 SP on quick trips out to the park with the family, without having to lug all the rest of my kit.

This bag is tough and pretty well made; it's a slightly garish red but is reasonably well padded on all sides, and has two zipped pockets: one to the rear (which I've never used) and a second mesh one on the underside of the lid, which houses a spare card and not much else.

I've used it for a year, and the camera has always fitted in nicely: protected but a little room for manoeuvre. In terms of depth, the Tamron is quite a large lens and just about fits into the case with the hood… Read more
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical &hellip by Tamron
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this lens as an upgrade to the EOS 400D kit lens; most of my photography is indoor, hand-held, low-light portrait stuff, and I was becoming frustrated with the lack of a decent wide aperture at longer focal lengths. Really I wanted a lens that could morph into my Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens when required, whilst still allowing me some more options in framing when using it as a walkabout.

For its price point, and for the purposes above, it is a brilliant lens. I'm not going to attempt a review of the technical performance of the lens because I'm not qualified, and it has garnered a good deal of attention on… Read more
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Puts the competition in the shade, 21 Sep 2013
We bought this to replace the 100 Lumie Bodyclock Advanced 200, which lasted for 6 years but didn't survive its first bulb failure. There were things we loved about the Lumie - the subtleness of the light, the 'sunset' feature - but there were also things that were surprisingly awful: the clock gained about 30 seconds every day, setting it up felt like using a digital watch from the 80s, and the whole thing felt flimsy and badly made, and worth nowhere near the asking price.

The Philips has all the strengths of the Lumie and none of the weaknesses. It feels like a premium product (as it should for this money), with a reassuring weight and obvious build quality. The… Read more