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Neewer® High Definition Auto Focus 0.45x 52mm Wide Angle Lens with Built-in Macro lens for Extreme Close-Up Shots for Canon EOS 650D/600D/550D/500D/1000D/450D/400D/350D/300D/100D/700D (Rebel T4i,Rebel, Rebel XT, Rebel XTi, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T3i), Nikon D90, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, and all Other Cameras & Camcorders with a 52mm Sized Lens Filter Thread
Neewer® High Definition Auto Focus 0.45x 52mm Wide Angle Lens with Built-in Macro lens for Extreme Close-Up Shots for Canon EOS 650D/600D/550D/500D/1000D/450D/400D/350D/300D/100D/700D (Rebel T4i,Rebel, Rebel XT, Rebel XTi, Rebel XSi, Rebel XS, Rebel T1i, Rebel T2i, Rebel T3i), Nikon D90, D3000, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D7000, and all Other Cameras & Camcorders with a 52mm Sized Lens Filter Thread
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value, May 6, 2014
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So that its clear where I am coming from: I bought a Nikon D3200 about a week ago. The kit lens is good, but doesn't really work for macros (I knew that going into it). I figured that I would save for a good macro lens. I saw this product and the price was certainly right. Unlike some other reviewers I had no problem with the threads (I suspect that they may have forced the lens). Works right out of the box without needing to read instructions. With a little bit of cropping I was able to reveal detail on insects. If you have reasonable expectations for the product at this price point, then I don't see how you could be anything but satisfied.


22"W X 28"H BULLETIN SIGN HOLDER 2 TIER SQUARE TUBE OPE
22"W X 28"H BULLETIN SIGN HOLDER 2 TIER SQUARE TUBE OPE
Offered by ExecuSystems Direct
Price: $57.84
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superior version of an industry standard product, March 22, 2014
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Over the years I have bought many dozens (maybe hundreds--I've lost track) of metal 22" X 28" sign frames. This brand is superior on three levels:

1. Most of industry sign frames load the top sign from the top. If you are changing out the signs regularily, then the metal will bow and become unattractive. This unit loads the frame from the side and keeps the frame looking neat.
2. The frame's foot print is much wider than the standard design and thereby increases stability--especially important if you are using them outside in a windy enviroment.
3. The frames are sturdy but lighter than most similar units--making it much easier to move them around.


Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition
Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition
by Mahendra Singh
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.94
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new addition to the canon!, December 23, 2011
Erudite, clever, and a whole lot of fun! Laughed so hard, my heart went pitter-pat! This a book I would recommend to my friends.


Deer Stags Men's Strength Oxford
Deer Stags Men's Strength Oxford
Offered by Marty Shoes
Price: $59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable at first, but not durable, October 29, 2011
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I walk about ten miles a day at work along dusty paths and roads so foot comfort is very important to me. Usually I purchase Dr. Scholl's Work Men's Harrington shoes--I have found them both comfortable and long lasting (usually about three months between pairs). This time, I decided to take a chance and try this brand.

Upon arrival, they looked nice and were very roomy. For the first week-or-so I was very happy with them; but then they started to quickly fall apart. I'm half way through day 24 of using them at work and, for the last week my feet, have been very sore at the end of the day. The heals are badly eroded, the bottom plastic rectangle on the soles have detached and fallen through both shoes, the right heel has fallen apart, and, oh yes, one of the shoe laces has just snapped. As a result, these shoes are no longer usable. They are not cheap shoes and I expect more than a couple weeks of comfortable usage out of them and more than a month before they completely fall apart.


Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest
Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest
by Joan Maloof
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.42
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Poetry of Trees, June 5, 2009
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This book consists of a series of vignettes. Each is an evocative sketch of the author's interactions with trees and the animals that depend upon them. More than anything else, these prose poems make you feel the author's love of these trees and the intricate web of life. I say "feel" because after reading the chapter on black locust, I swear that I can smell the blossoms that draw so many bees. Likewise when I read her section about the hues of translucent green under the beech I could see the verdant stained glass. Quite simply, this book compelled me to savor it. I read a chapter each night before bed and had my dreams dappled with the magic of leaves.


A Natural History of Conifers
A Natural History of Conifers
by Aljos Farjon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $29.14
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like this book more than I did., January 11, 2009
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This book fills a gap in the popular literature on conifers: there's really a strong need for a comprehensive review of the natural history of conifers. But if that's what you are looking for, you will be disappointed here. Still, this volume has some strengths.

Some of the high points of this text: (1) There a many photos of species where it is difficult to find good photographs; most notably of the Southern hemisphere species. It is almost worth keeping the book on my shelves just for the "tree porn". (2) Again, it is really the Southern species where this book really provides new details. If you are looking for a work that discusses the new finds in Indo-China or New Caledonia this is a book not to be missed.

Where I was disappointed: (1) Most notably, this book is in dire need of editorial coherence. It reads mostly like a collection of magazine articles that have been very lightly reshaped into a thematic structure. This book really would have benefited from a more disciplined analytic structure. (2) I really wanted to see more sustained discussion of the evolutionary linkages of the conifers--especially in reference to Northern hemisphere species. There's bits and pieces here (even chapters with titles that look like they will provide the sustained analysis that I'm looking for) but the discussions are just so scattered as to be frustrating.

In short, this is the type of book that you can open up at almost any point and start reading--and that's not necessarily a good thing. Again, I really wanted to like this book more than I did.


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