R. F. Stevens

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2014
Are Owls as wise as reputed?
Top Reviewer Ranking: 14
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (5,087 of 5,306)
Location: Ickenham UK



Top Reviewer Ranking: 14 - Total Helpful Votes: 5087 of 5306
Case Logic BOGD115K Griffith Park Backpack for 15 &hellip by Case Logic
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This backpack fits a modern slim wide-screen 15" laptop, but not my older (thicker) 4:3 (taller) 15" Dell laptop. The material is mostly water repellent, but not entirely waterproof and while the stitched seams are reinforced they are not tape-sealed, so it will shake off a shower, but not heavy rain.

The blurb is generally accurate when relating to how many pockets etc it has, but one aspect stands out and this is that the whole thing is a bit small. If it was just a couple of inches wider it would be so much better.

The padding is good, and protects the laptop/notebook well on both faces, and one's back. The slot for a slim-cased iPad or 10" tablet is only padded… Read more
Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Lens by Pentax
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is an inexpensive but durable and weatherproof Telephoto zoom lens for cameras with the Pentax DA mounting, and it has the benefit of a metal lens mount. The range varies only between 55mm to 300mm on my K5 and K30 cameras, and would be longer (85mm to 460mm) on a full format 35mm camera. All the standard DA functions operate as one might expect.

The aperture mechanism can be noisy and feels like it is rattling when trying to track a rapidly changing scene on Live View, but if used normally with the optical reflex viewfinder then it only kicks in for the… Read more
Draper 27017 Tx-Star Tamperproof Screwdriver Set by Draper
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This set of Black handled Torx drivers has the central pin holes for security screws, as identified by the "Tamperproof" description. They are very tough, well made, and comfortable to use.

I've had a set of the Draper blue handled standard (ie solid, no pin hole) Torx drivers for maybe ten years now, and only was spurred on to buy this set because I had lost the T25 driver, and thought I might as well get the security set.

The previous set looks like new despite having rattled around in my tool boxes all this time and have seen a lot of use, so I expect this new set to last just as well.