S. Burke

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: Dorset, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,641,328 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM for Canon by Sigma
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!!, 30 Mar 2013
I have been using a Canon 70 - 200mm f2.8 lens with a x2 Canon converter and that was really good but not quite long enough for my natural history photography and I bought this lens as the Canon equivalent is much more expensive. It is a truly stunning lens - details of birds feathers like I have never seen before! It works well with both Canon x2 and x1.4 converters. With the optical stabilisation I am hand holding for photographs with the equivalent of a 600mm lens and not a trace of camera shake!! Haven 't found any problems I didn't expect, like the auto focussing not being so sensitive at low light levels with the x2 converter, but I expect the Canon equivalent will do the same at… Read more
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff Grommit!!, 30 Mar 2013
Arrived and fitted within three quarters of an hour - but I have all the tools anyway!(Medium crosspoint screwdriver,electrical pliers, wire cutters,small metric socket and wrench handle or spanner etc) A bit fiddly balancing the glass lid and top of the unit but it helps to put it upside down into a large fruit bowl or big casserole dish lined with cardboard or paper so that it is supported. Undoing the LEFT hand thread on the upper fan is awkward but if you put a screwdriver into the lower fan blades it stops the shaft turning while you undo the nut! Squeezed the crimps open - took out old wires - replaced bulb squeezed the crimps shut and reassembled,, Turned on and Hey Presto- Works… Read more
This Is Hazelville ~ Captain
This Is Hazelville ~ Captain
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Hazelville is soooooo good! This band will pick up all the old Deacon Blue fans if I'm not wrong as, not only do they sound like them with touches of Prefab Sprout/Roddy Frame and Turin Brakes thrown in, but the songwriting is equally competent as Ricky Ross and others mentioned. Trevor Horne's production improves something which must have been pretty good in the first place and the overall sound is a beefed up rockier Deacon Blue. I didn't get into Hazleville on first listen but in my book this is a good thing, as albums that are immediately appealing generally tend to loose their impact after a while. There seems to be a fine balance between impact and longevity and I think this album… Read more

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