Paul Roberts

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (59 of 65)
Location: Manchester, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 294,325 - Total Helpful Votes: 59 of 65
Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker and Bridge Gift Pack&hellip by Sonos
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplicity, 10 Dec 2012
I finally decided to jump into the Sonos ecosystem after a couple of months of toying with the idea, and so far I'm very happy I did. From unboxing to listening takes a matter of minutes, with the only requirements being to plug the supplied Sonos Bridge into your router, and then connect your player to the mains and hold down two buttons to perform a sync! That's it. The iPad and iPhone were equally quick to connect over the free app, and after a small software update we were good to go. I have to say for a speaker of this size the sound quality is fantastic. It's got the beating of a Bose Sound Dock we've had for a few years, which is now in danger of being relegated by more Sonos players… Read more
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens by Canon
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Well what can I say. This lens is a revelation and a sure fire spark for your creativity. The angle of view of 180 degrees far surpasses even ultra wide offerings from Canon (for example at 10mm on a Canon 10-22mm you are only getting a FOV of around 100 degrees, where as at 10mm on the 8-15mm you get virtually 180 degree coverage!)

In terms of build quality the lens is as expected, rugged and well built, and whilst the front element does protrude & can't be protected by a filter, as long as you are careful you shouldn't have too many worries. The lens is coated to allow easier cleaning and in practice this seems to be the case.

Whilst many reviews around the internet… Read more
Hoya 77mm Pro-1 Digital Circular Polarizing Filter by Hoya
52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for wide angle, 23 April 2010
I recently bought the 77mm Hoya Pro1 Circular Polariser for my Canon dSLR, to fit my 10-22mm super wide angle lens. I had been advised that it was necessary to buy the PRO1 range over the standard range due to it being thinner and therefore not visible wide open at 10mm. Having used it a couple of times now I can say that this is very true and have noticed no vignetting around the edges of the image. The build quality is fantastic, and the lens cap fits neatly over the filter, and isn't prone to slipping off.

If you have a super wide angle lens, then this is certainly the filter you need.