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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Price: $709.00
41 used & new from $499.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An AFFORDABLE Entry into 'L' Glass, September 4, 2014
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My 60D was packaged with Canon's EF-S 18-250 IS lens. While that model doesn't get the greatest reviews, I have found it to be a nicely acceptable and satisfying every day lens. Still, I made the plunge into 'L' with this Canon f/4L. It is among the more affordable professional Canon models and it, indeed, brought a nice improvement to the sports / barrel racing photography I like to do for members of a local saddle club. It is NOT an indoor / low light sports arena wizard, but it really shines outdoors with stop-action shooting. Anyone opining for an 'L' telephoto at an affordable price will like this addition to the kit without taking out a second house mortgage.


Fido's Fences Brand Batteries FF67 10-Pack
Fido's Fences Brand Batteries FF67 10-Pack

5.0 out of 5 stars NICE VALUE!, September 4, 2014
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Excellent buy, plain and simple.


DITEK DTK2MHLP12B 12V, 2 Pair, Hybrid Field Replaceable Su
DITEK DTK2MHLP12B 12V, 2 Pair, Hybrid Field Replaceable Su
Offered by JMAC Supply
Price: $59.63
2 used & new from $59.63

5.0 out of 5 stars STOPS LIGHTNING DAMAGE - STONE COLD EFFECTIVE, September 4, 2014
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Underground low voltage lines are ripe for coupled lightning damage, especially in an area with a tower. Several of these units on balanced, low voltage audio lines have stopped such lightning damage COLD in combination with analog audio transformers (one strike cost $60,000). These have been in place over a decade and not ONE has failed after multiple strikes. In short, these are amazingly effective and durable suppression units that get a 10-star rating for the peace of mind they bring during our nasty, aggressive southeastern thunderstorms.


Moonrays 91253 Solar-Powered Post Cap LED Light for 4 by 4 Posts, Black
Moonrays 91253 Solar-Powered Post Cap LED Light for 4 by 4 Posts, Black
Price: $11.68
11 used & new from $7.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to disassemble to clean the reflector as needed, September 4, 2014
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Designed for WOOD posts (actual dimensions - 3-1/2 x 3-1/2). Easy to disassemble to clean the reflector as needed. Plastic construction is sturdy. Consider the light level as decorative ... not intended to light up a pathway with its single LED. My wife likes our pair so much, she wants to change our ground level lights to match.


Kinter MA180 MA-180 12V MINI Power Amplifiers Car Computer Amplifier USB Port Charging
Kinter MA180 MA-180 12V MINI Power Amplifiers Car Computer Amplifier USB Port Charging
Offered by Kim's Republic
Price: $12.99
12 used & new from $12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Competes with the Lepai Tripath 2020, December 18, 2013
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What can you expect at this price point? Well, driven with an adequate 12-vdc supply (pigtail plug w/o supply was included) one can expect surprisingly good sound into a speaker set like the Mica Motion or Daytons in the $60 price point area. I've installed two as general purpose receiver monitors and both worked quite well. Note that by the time you acquire a separate supply, your total bill will hit about $20, or it will mount into anything with an adequate 12-vdc battery (e.g., car) right out of the box.


Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)
Nikon D5200 24.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)
Price: $596.95
73 used & new from $425.00

9 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Different Take with (unfair) Comparison, July 27, 2013
Four Stars for features and Three Stars for results. My bundle featured the dove-tailing AF-S 18-55mm VR and 55-300mm VR lenses in a kit for my wife to keep her out of my Canon 60D bag that was kitted with Canon's 18-250mm IS. I'm not married to makes/models or I would not have bought this Nikon. I don't get into the weeds on menu layouts, materials and other subjective items. I rarely shoot video and offer no comments there. This Nikon is otherwise a highly featured camera, especially with scene modes, making it nicely serviceable from new entrants to those who like full manual. I very much like its very hi-res screen display. My typical shooting is in the arena during Texas style barrel racing events demanding high shutter speeds and accurate tracking focus that freezes the dirt in mid-air.

I shot the Nikon with its VR 18-55mm lens this morning side-by-side with the Canon 60D / 18-250mm knowing it is not an exact comparison; it's what I had available. There are, however, reviews here extolling this Nikon over pro-sumer models, notably Canons. The subject was flower blossoms and bees providing for both stationary and high speed shooting subjects. The conditions were morning light with cloud cover shooting in Aperture, Shutter, Program and Macro modes with equivalent settings. The 24MP Nikon operated well, but in NO WAY did it's bundled lenses compete with the 18MP 60D kit.

The results were very much equivalent to my first DSLR ... a Rebel XT with Canon's earlier and much maligned 18-50mm EOS kit lens. However, shooting with the Nikon VR 55-300mm lens was more satisfying. It still doesn't match the Canon 60D combo, which comes at a $600-$800 price difference. I call it 'satisfactory'. Its minimum focus distance is longer than Canon's 18-250 IS; about 5-6 ft. If I could only buy a Nikon kit w/ one lens, the VR 55-300mm would be it, while searching for a different wide angle zoom. At best, the VR 18-55mm might work well as a portrait lens when 'soft' is desired. Overall, I cannot agree that this Nikon kit is the equivalent of higher end models. That said, it is otherwise so nicely feature laden that it could be the only camera you'll ever need when it is equipped with higher caliber lenses.

I see nothing gained with a 24MP model over the Canon 60D 18MP, which produces sharper images as a kit shot for shot. The megapixel wars are over in this camera class. It's the lens wars that matter ... hold on to your wallet for that!!
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Feb 19, 2014 8:08 PM PST


Finale (William Tell Overture)
Finale (William Tell Overture)
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Faithful yet creative, July 21, 2013
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What child of the 50's couldn't appreciate this. It sounds like Hans Zimmer had a LOT of fun doing this ....


Adobe Audition CS6 [Download] [Old Version]
Adobe Audition CS6 [Download] [Old Version]

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Capable Universal Audio Record/Editor, June 5, 2013
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This product is the usual standard at AM and FM broadcast station production studios. In truth, most users prefer earlier versions of this product, such as 1.5, for that specific need. Some say CS6 has become way too complicated in many respects. For a home studio, that actually might be a promise for you with this feature rich system. Recordings can be simple two track or multi-track to the ying-yang. If there were a better and more cost effective product out there, radio stations would be using it. They are not. Adobe Audition reign's supreme in the industry. This latest version does come with some learning curves in the multi-track mode.


Sony CDXGT270MP CD/MP3 Car Stereo Receiver with Front Aux Input
Sony CDXGT270MP CD/MP3 Car Stereo Receiver with Front Aux Input
Price: $69.95
7 used & new from $59.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Good Sony Value, June 5, 2013
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I didn't put it in the car ... I put it in my workshop using Dayton's $50 speaker pair under a 12VDC supply. It sounds GREAT with the predominant feature of a very good EQ system. It's PLENTY loud for my taste. It is really hard to buy a traditional receiver/amp combo for a nominal price with the features and performance of a decent car radio. I liked this one so much, I had our local car audio shop put in the next model level up at an $80 price point. It has made listening to radio and media in the car a LOT more fun that the ho-hum factory unit.


Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter, Black
Micca MB42 Bookshelf Speakers with 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter, Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleasing for the Price, June 5, 2013
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These bookshelfs have a very pleasing and balanced sound at a very nice price value. Note one thing ... there is no provision for wall mounting.

UPDATE- Since the first purchase, I have acquired at least 3 more pairs to use in radio broadcast studios as monitors. Would I call these absolute, top grade, studio monitor speakers for a top grade recording studio? Not quite, but definitely perform beautifully as general studio monitors. These are very well made, durable and present a very, very nice balanced, pleasing and accurate sound. Put another way, what goes 'in' is what comes 'out' with respectable power handling ability in a modest size package that doesn't take up a ton of valuable 'real estate' nor 'break the bank'.

BTW, these work beautifully with the increasingly popular Lepai Tripath 2020+ 12vdc amp. This combo in my workshop using a Sony car radio/CD/USB receiver became a surprisingly impressive music package that boogies to the beat more than enough to drive my wife insane.
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