John Stinchcombe

"Canon fan"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (83 of 89)
Location: UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 256,316 - Total Helpful Votes: 83 of 89
World War One: A Layman's Guide by Scott Addington
World War One: A Layman's Guide by Scott Addington
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This book is tremendous and I really enjoyed reading it. In addition to covering the Great War at O-Level many years ago, I've taken a keen interest in WWI and have read several books over the years. Through it's style and approach, this book adds a new dimension but without glossing over important events, facts and campaigns. It's absolutely clear that the author is an expert in his field and his enthusiasm and support for the services shines through.
An excellent read, useful prep for the upcoming anniversary in 2014 and IMO, it should be required reading for any students studying British and World History.
LED GU10 (230V) Spotlight 3.8W (320 Lumen - 35 Wat&hellip by LEDDirect
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I purchased these from Amazon.co.uk and delivery was made two days later, pretty good considering it's 22December!
I'm generally pleased with this product but there are three things to consider:
1. They're 9mm longer than the old Halogen's I replaced, this was tight for our lighting units and as a result, the retaining clips don't fit properly - I'm happy to accept this but many may not be able to. All the dimensions are clearly provided in the product description.
2. The GU10 pins fit but the lamp is "sloppy" in the fitting compared to the old bulbs.
3. The light seems brighter than the 50W Halogen's they replaced and although they're described as "warm", they're IMO… Read more
Canon Power Shot G15 Camera - Black (28mm Wide Len&hellip by Canon
36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Having spent a recent 10-day holiday with this as my primary camera, (my 7d stayed at home), I'm pleased to report that I'm delighted with the G15. I have a G11 and owned a G9 before that and apart from the absence of the vari-angle screen, useful for those more-difficult-to-compose, creative shots, the G15 is a significant improvement relative to the G11:

1. Noise at higher ISO levels, although better than the G9, I find the G11 starts to degrade noticeably at 800 ISO which is quite poor by today's standards. From the limited use on the G15 it seems the threshold of noise acceptability (for me) is now 3200 with up to 12800 available.

2. Faster startup and shutter… Read more