Greyowl

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (35 of 39)
Location: Cheshire, UK
 

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Panasonic Lumix G5 Compact Interchangeable Lens Di&hellip by Panasonic
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
My wife got a G6 recently and I saw these G5's now heavily discounted so I bought one. I have been an occasional amateur photographer for about 50 years - more off than on. I had a Contax SLR but switched to just snapping with Canon Powershots ( absolutely fine cameras ) when the days of film cameras ended - somehow never switched to DSLR's.

One major advantage of the micro 4/3 system is that I can use all my old SLR lenses on this body easily with adapters and since I was brought up using cameras in the days before AE. AF etc, its absolutely no hassle for me - and its something I enjoy in fact - to use the G5 in manual mode or with AE.

I've run off about 500 shots… Read more
Silverline Vacuum Blower 2400W by Silverline Tools
Silverline Vacuum Blower 2400W by Silverline Tools
This is typical of some pieces of garden equipment that I have used that is far more trouble than its worth - it even approaches strimmers in terms of annoyances.

The bag is a beast to disconnect from the motor unit. I have resorted to using screwdrivers to lever it off many times.
I have spent more times unblocking it than using it.

It may be a characteristic of these vacuum blowers / suckers but I just won't bother to get one again. Far far easier to sweep the leaves up and dump them on the compost heap.
Hozelock 2590 30m Auto Rewind Hose Reel by Hozelock Ltd
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, robust hose reel, 29 Jun 2014
So far very pleased - used daily for two years with no issues. It is expensive but it is solidly made. Glad I got this - saves a mess of hosepipes all over the garden.

The hosepipe itself is pretty good - there is a balance to be made between flexibility and the tendency for the hose to neck off/kink when you pull on it. I think its about right for a hose reel - if it were like the tricoflex hose then it might not work too well in the autorewind reel.

Even though I got a longer hose than I thought I needed, there are times when I wished I'd got the 40m version

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