T. Alexander

"a creative parent"
I love creative fun with my family at home - whether pencil and paper or camera and computer.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (63 of 68)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 174,504 - Total Helpful Votes: 63 of 68
DAS Modelling Clay 500 g White Air-Dry by Lyra
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good, 23 Feb 2012
This clay is a timeless classic I keep coming back to. It's easy to use and drys quickly with no need for ovens or hardeners. You can paint it, varnish it or leave it as it is. I use it for my own things like decorations and my kids love using it too. You need to work fairly quickly with it and seal it up really well if you don't use it all at one time so it doesn't dry out. And only other thing I would say is if you roll it too thin it can be delicate when dry but that is the same with any clay. Good value and great fun.
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens by Canon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant image quality for the price! I put this on our 550D and it is excellent and allows you to get that shallow depth of field effect with your photos as it opens up to f1.8. Good points: Excellent quality images, cheap, small, lightweight, opens to f1.8. Bad points: All plastic and not very solid compared to more expensive lens, not as flexible as a zoom. But at 80ish it's a bargain and if you're a beginner/amateur or just want something for the family it's perfect.
Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR Camera (inc 18-55 mm f/&hellip by Canon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a difference!!, 1 Mar 2011
After saving up for quite a while we made the step into proper DSLR photography and bought the 550D, and what a difference! We'd never been happy with the Lumix FZ we had (non-SLR) but the Canon has reinvigorated our passion for taking pictures. Straight out the box the quality is amazing, even on full auto. It's relatively small and light but the quality is fantastic and it shoots HD video - amazing! The lens isn't the greatest quality but fine for our family needs at the moment and we can add new lenses over time. Absolutely brilliant, highly recommended.