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StrongArm 4366  Jeep Liberty Hood Lift Support 2002-05, Pack of 1
StrongArm 4366 Jeep Liberty Hood Lift Support 2002-05, Pack of 1
Price: $16.62
12 used & new from $13.07

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit., October 2, 2013
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I bought the car with dead supports, so I didn't know what to expect in terms of resistance and so forth. I doubt installation could have been easier. The first couple of times I opened and closed the hood were a little unnerving, but that was mostly because they supports hadn't been used yet so they weren't 'broken in'.
I'm still getting used to not having to prop the hood with a stick; regardless, these things are working great.


Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Olympus OM Zuiko Lens to Canon EOS Camera for Canon EOS 1D, 1DS, Mark II, III, IV, 5D, Mark II, 7D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, Digital Rebel T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, SL1
Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Olympus OM Zuiko Lens to Canon EOS Camera for Canon EOS 1D, 1DS, Mark II, III, IV, 5D, Mark II, 7D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, Digital Rebel T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, SL1
Price: $15.95
2 used & new from $11.94

5.0 out of 5 stars This is great., February 8, 2013
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See my review for the Yashica adapter from the same people. I love it.
Obviously there are no auto-anythings available and no lens feedback to camera. So what.

Just get it.


Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Contax Yashica C/Y Lens to Canon EOS Adapter, for Canon EOS 1D, 1DS, Mark II, III, IV, 5D, Mark II, 7D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, Digital Rebel T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, SL1, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 1000D
Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Contax Yashica C/Y Lens to Canon EOS Adapter, for Canon EOS 1D, 1DS, Mark II, III, IV, 5D, Mark II, 7D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D, Digital Rebel T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, SL1, 300D, 350D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 1000D
Price: $21.95
5 used & new from $20.40

5.0 out of 5 stars wow, February 8, 2013
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I doubt I could care less that there's no auto-focus nor lens feedback to camera capability. The price of this adapter is fractional to the joy of having an old favorite lens of mine in a modern context.

Don't question it. Just get it.


Painting with Light: Lighting & Photoshop Techniques for Photographers
Painting with Light: Lighting & Photoshop Techniques for Photographers
Price: $11.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Just get it., February 8, 2013
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There's not a GREAT deal of technical knowledge presented here, but enough to help you understand what you're getting into, get launched and more importantly, there's lots of production issues addressed here, stuff you might not think about that it takes to get a picture like this accomplished. It's rather easy to put yourself in Eric's place, with his narrative.

One thing I can tell you is, you'll start looking at your surroundings differently after reading this book.


Evan-Fischer EVA13872046334 Ignition Coil Set of 4 Standard Type pack 1 per cylinder 12 volts Blade 3-prong male terminal
Evan-Fischer EVA13872046334 Ignition Coil Set of 4 Standard Type pack 1 per cylinder 12 volts Blade 3-prong male terminal
Offered by AutoPartsGiant
Price: $75.64

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems fine!, February 8, 2013
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Perfectly functional replacements. Took a few uses for the computer to adjust, but otherwise car runs normally.
The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is that they seem to be made without an obvious latching clip on the top; if you push the wires on, they don't have that satisfying 'click' to let you know they're on securely. This caused me a little grief the next morning when she took the car to work and had some misfire issues within a block of the house. Fortunately it was a quick fix, just re-securing the wires to the unit, and it's been running fine since.
The real test will be to see how they're doing in one year. I replaced one of the originals, and that replacement lasted barely a year; finding a whole set of these at the same price I paid for one unit a year ago kinda made this a no-brainer because if they last only one year then it's still worth it compared to the cost of one unit of the other brands.

This is a relatively new distributor of auto parts (records show incorporation within the past two years) so we shall see how this all plays out but so far, very happy with the results, and I will have no hesitation about trying them for other parts.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 29, 2013 10:23 AM PST


iStabilizer  Smartphone Video Stabilizer
iStabilizer Smartphone Video Stabilizer
Price: $76.06

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, but finicky., October 21, 2012
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Once you get it set up, this thing works fine and delivers video far better than you'd been shooting up until that point.

But that's the rub: Getting it set up will take the better part of a day, and about 95% of your reserves of patience. Even then, if you remove the phone for normal use, then reinstall to shoot video, you'll need to re-tweak it. So this is not a "set-it-and-forget-it" device. You will have to dedicate time and effort, every time you use it, to getting it set up.

There are better units on the market, but if your budget only allows this, then go for it. Just be prepared to put more into it than you expect.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 5, 2012 1:00 PM PST


USA SPEC (PA11-CHR) iPod to Factory Radio Interface
USA SPEC (PA11-CHR) iPod to Factory Radio Interface
Offered by Pacific Stereo
Price: $104.00
7 used & new from $103.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay., October 21, 2012
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I needed this shipped to a different address, to be installed in a car ('02 Jeep Liberty) I flew out to purchase, then drive back. The item arrived just fine, installed alright. However, the operation leaves something to be desired.
The unit is prone to shutting off the audio and rebooting at random intervals. I drive 12 miles to work every day, and sometimes it will shut off twice during that period (one day it did it twice within two minutes). When I contacted USA SPEC about this issue, there was a near total lack of interest. Eventually, the "customer service" person waved me off, claiming that the "seller was not an authorized reseller of our product".
Alright.
Nevermind that the item, and all packaging is clearly USA SPEC's. If it IS a counterfeit, that should be an issue that USA SPEC needs to look at, instead of sticking it to the end-user.

Nobody's fooled, here. These things roll out of a sweatshop somewhere deep in China. Markups/margins on these things are incredible. It would have cost USA SPEC next to nothing to simply say "Hey, we'll send you a new one, send us the old one when it arrives..." and maybe do a little research on how it became faulty. You know...what was it they called it in the old days?... "product support", I think it was?

In any case, the issue is not with the seller. They did a great job getting it there, on time, and intact. The product, however - and the small, 10-person company in Los Angeles that imports it - leave a lot to be desired.


New!ND2 + ND4 + ND8 67MM Neutral Density Filter 67 MM
New!ND2 + ND4 + ND8 67MM Neutral Density Filter 67 MM
Offered by BestDealUSA
Price: $12.28
5 used & new from $9.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars They work well., October 21, 2012
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There IS a difference in image quality between these and the pricier, 'brand' names, to be sure, but for everyday JPG work, and hobbyist-working-towards-something-bigger type work, they'll do just fine.

Packing for delivery left a lot to be desired, though. There was a little TOO much rattling in the box when it arrived; upon opening, discovered NO packing material, and one of the filters had actually popped out of its case and was floating around in the box, loose. Fortunately, there was no damage to the filter but I will take care to make sure that I don't order from this seller again... if they can't take up to 30 seconds to ensure proper packaging, I suspect customer service will be cut from the same cloth.


Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous (Voices That Matter)
Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous (Voices That Matter)
Price: $22.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tad disappointing, but a great book, nonetheless., October 21, 2012
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I was hoping for more in-depth technical information and approaches, more "How I did it" type of things. The content is largely anecdotal, but informatively-so... this is not a collection of stories for the sake of "cocktail party" type entertainment, but a series of lessons on handling changes and the ups and downs of doing what we do, in a given situation. Not "what" to think, but "how" to think.
If you're a 'Kindle' person, I would suggest getting the e-version; for what you get the hardcopy seems a tad overpriced. The ONLY drawback to the e-version is that the pics aren't high enough resolution so that you can zoom in for details.

It's a good book, though.


Bosch 67991 Original Equipment Replacement Electric Fuel Pump
Bosch 67991 Original Equipment Replacement Electric Fuel Pump
Price: $162.31
15 used & new from $162.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what was needed., October 21, 2012
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The product was exactly as presented, worked just like it is supposed to, and has been running flawlessly since July.


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