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Frankenstein's Army
Frankenstein's Army
Price: $2.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Overall, August 10, 2013
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R.E.C. 2 meets Silent Hill and gets steampunk splashed all over it and topped off with a hint of The Blair Witch Project here in Frankenstein's Army.

I went in expected cheap thrills, plotless-ness, gunfights and essentially monster-movie type massacres and gore.

I was pleasantly surprised. I was on the edge of my seat, it has a decent plot, guns and explosions weren't overused, and it has all the elements, everything you'd expect, of a good movie.

The costuming and cinematography (for a found-footage film) is better than all B movies I've seen. However, it was gorier than I expected.

Overall, definitely watch it if you enjoyed R.E.C. 2 and other found footage films. Also, gore outweighs scary and suspense in this. So if you get scared easily, that's okay, just make sure you can stomach simulated dismemberment.

Kodak Ektar 100 Professional ISO 100, 35mm, 36 Exposures, Color Negative Film
Kodak Ektar 100 Professional ISO 100, 35mm, 36 Exposures, Color Negative Film
Offered by DEAL26
Price: $11.26
110 used & new from $4.15

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best landscape film, July 23, 2013
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I took this film to Banff, Alberta with me along with Superia and 160VC.

It's great for landscapes. I haven't shot velvia so this is the best film I've used for shooting landscapes. It renders forest green as emeralds which is lovely and insane.

400H and Portra both handle portraits and film well, but it can't beat the Ektar when shooting sunny naturescapes, in my opinion. They'll cease production on Velvia and other slide films soon, and Portra 160VC and Fuji 160C and 800Z aren't made anymore, this'll be your go-to film for when you want to shoot landscapes (mainly naturescapes) in color.

Cheap and lovely, color me impressed.

Yellow Generation: Life Sized Portrait
Yellow Generation: Life Sized Portrait
Price: $54.36
38 used & new from $5.76

4.0 out of 5 stars not as good as carpe diem, December 24, 2012
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Can't match carpe diem which was more catchy and poetic, and every song was great. This one eased up on the power ballads and delved into other genres. Tritoma, motto, and shunrai are.the three truly catchy songs in this album.

Akg K518Leorn K 518 Le Limited Edition Headphones (Orange) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Akg K518Leorn K 518 Le Limited Edition Headphones (Orange) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.0 out of 5 stars Good portable headphones for on-the-go use., December 23, 2012
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I use this. It folds nicely, and are quite durable.

Sound quality is up from the cheap sub-$20 ones and have lasted a lot longer as well.

1.5 meter cable makes it great for use while walking around/commuting.

It doesn't cup the ear, but rather sits on top of it. I wear glasses so it takes some adjustment to get it to sit properly, and after long use it causes discomfort.

I don't DJ but the 180-degree revolving ear-pieces allow for comfortable 1-ear use.

Samsung ED-EVF10 Camera Lens Accessory for NX
Samsung ED-EVF10 Camera Lens Accessory for NX

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Low res, October 17, 2012
The QVGA resolution only provides as much dots as Panasonic's LVF1. This doesn't really stand up to the competition. Some of Olympus' EVF provide almost, if not more than 1 million dots (1 megapixel) of resolution.

It didn't fulfill my intended purpose, which was to assist in my usage of manual focus lenses. If only Samsung NX100 had focus peaking.

What this lens is good for, though, are two edge cases. When it's sunny out and the screen is washed out, and lower-light situations where your lens does not have image stabilization (e.g. kit lens) nor do you have a tripod and you don't wish to use the flash.
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Lomography Diana F+ Instant Back(Black)
Lomography Diana F+ Instant Back(Black)
Offered by Quantum Wireless
Price: $89.95
9 used & new from $84.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't see what all the fuss was about., August 13, 2012
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After seeing the 1 star reviews, I got paranoid about Super difficult exposures, and jams.

I ran through my first pack and didn't have anything jam on me just yet. The instruction manual stated that the reduced capturing area meant the viewfinder would be larger than the picture. But I wear glasses and the instant back itself gets in the way, so in a way the viewfinder captures only the very center 2/5ths of the image, much less if you change the lens to anything but the 110mm telephoto.

A flash is necessary for most situations with this. I use the hotshoe adapter and a cheap $12 flashgun.

Instax gives no film latitude, shadows are way too dark, highlights are blown but not as bad, thank goodness. It still has that white space, and it's such a shame this back doesn't have a sharpie holder.

As others have said, I wouldn't pay the full price for this unless you know you'll be using it. And even then, the Instax Mini 7s is actually cheaper (and I guess more reliable) than this. Buy it only if you already have a diana.

At best photos cost $0.70 per shot, which is still cheaper than develop and print for medium format.

Fotasy NXFD Canon FD Lens to Samsung NX Mount Mirrorless Camera Adapter
Fotasy NXFD Canon FD Lens to Samsung NX Mount Mirrorless Camera Adapter
Price: $13.59
2 used & new from $13.59

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very slightly cheaper than fotodiox, works good., August 9, 2012
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No electrical contacts, so it needs to be set on M or A mode, otherwise "Check Lens" error will appear.

Can't tell if it focuses past infinity or not.

I use it with a Samsung NX with Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 1:4 macro and 50mm f/1.8 (closest you can get to this on NX is 60mm f/2.8 macro for $599) and 80-200 f/4.5 1:4 macro.

Samsung has a contrast meter FA manual focus assist, but it's definitely not as good/convenient as Sony's peaking system. The screen isn't as high resolution either (.64 megapixels vs. 0.92 megapixels). I can't get used to enlarged focusing.

Open/Close (on mine) or Off/On (seen on pic) ring provides depth-of-field preview, which you must use if you want to stop down. The best practice would be to open up the aperture to focus, then stop down to take the picture. This will provide the optimal critical focus.

Also, aperture priority mode isn't as good as on Sony's but will still take pictures. I suggest using manual mode where you can only adjust shutter speed and ISO.

Getting one of these for the Sony. If you went ahead and bought the Samsung NX, then this is a good buy, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get FD lenses solely for it.

Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB Universal Arcade Fighting Stick
Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB Universal Arcade Fighting Stick
Offered by PerfectGem
Price: $34.99
10 used & new from $26.99

4.0 out of 5 stars You'll be at a disadvantage, but it'll still be fun, April 28, 2012
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Obviously, you get what you pay for, this stick does not handle as well as some of the 100+ dollar ones.

But if your friends use the $50 dollar ones, you'll be on par and it will still be a fun experience. Definitely get this over any gamepad for your fighting games. (bonus if you have both ps2 and ps3).

Also, be aware, it's not very ergonomic if you play modern 2d fighters that are fast paced. You'll be fine on tekken, street fighter, and soul caliber though.

Fujifilm FinePix F505 16 MP CMOS Sensor and 15x Optical Zoom Digital Camera with 4 GB Class 10 SD Memory Card  (Black)
Fujifilm FinePix F505 16 MP CMOS Sensor and 15x Optical Zoom Digital Camera with 4 GB Class 10 SD Memory Card (Black)
Price: $342.28
12 used & new from $94.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars F550EXR but without the GPS, February 25, 2012
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My parents have had it with their old Nikon Coolpix 5200 (which I'm requisitioning), and so I pounced on this deal when a used one was available at amazon warehouse for a mere $77 (incl. tax).

The camera does wonders in low-light, and the pictures come out great for web views. The camera itself is essentially a F500EXR that can shoot RAW format, 8 fps (according to the website) and has bracketing modes. You can also think of it as a F550EXR except without the GPS.

At first, I was concerned that the camera would, like the test samples, have a lens de-centering issue. I've yet to shoot a shot in the daylight, but I'm not seeing that problem with my indoor/night shots. (*UPDATE*: Far right, and far left is blurred in super wide-angle, still don't think it's a "decentered lens" .It also has pincushion distortion. If you zoom into 28mm(~1.2x) it'll get rid of most of this. But I'm finding the far left/far right blur at 24mm to be pretty neat so I won't take off a star)

EXR + BSI CMOS (better noise handling/light gathering) + dual IS (shots at 1/4 turn out) really does wonders for available light and indoors, without flash. Such a shame that the flash for this pops up every time you start it, even when you have flash suppressed. Always gotta push it back down (in which case, the flash button becomes less responsive).

I would not mind having one of these myself. my film SLR doesn't handle hand-held low light without flash or near-instant uploads for snapshots that well. Not to mention how heavy the zoom lenses are for that. It also matches my GE X5 bridge camera, yet beating it to the punch in low-light, screen resolution, features, and size (although GE X5 was easier to navigate through and had time-lapse and EVF).

Menus are more complex than I'm used to, since there are so many darn settings, and I don't always remember that there is a circular click-wheel or function key shortcut for important settings either. But this camera definitely seems smart enough for my parents to use and take good pictures with only one setting: EXR auto. Currently it's shooting RAW + Jpeg, but it takes a bit of time to write. I'm thinking it's the processor that's a bit slow, since the SD card is purportedly a class 10.

For $77, I'm stoked. For $149, not a bad deal, and I doubt you can find a better (travel-zoom) camera for this price, unless you don't care about low-light (w/o flash) or buying used. If you'll be paying MSRP for this, the Canon SX230/260 HS or Nikon S8200 may be a slightly better option.

If you want great low-light indoor shots without the flash, mainly view your photos from the web, computer, or 4 x6, and super-zoom camera versatility, control-ability, and features within a small package. This camera won't let you down (unless it like, breaks, or crashes, or something. The latter, in which case, you may need to remove the battery and start the camera again, but this shouldn't happen often if at all).
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2.0 Mp Digital Camera VQ-2005
2.0 Mp Digital Camera VQ-2005
Offered by ZarCapital
Price: $19.95
5 used & new from $19.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Meh, February 8, 2012
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Insane battery consumption. Very inconsistent results mainly due to shutter lag. Camera has a habit of slowing down to around 1/5 and 1/20 shutter speeds, this requires alot of stillness. No "lomo" feel like with the Japan versions, maybe due to different firmware.

Using an expensive energizer e2 lithium or sanyo eneloop seems to do wonders for this camera. Fold out mechanism is nifty, but the viewfinder means that you need to wait for a beep to know when your picture is taken. It can be awkward just standing there and waiting because I don't know exactly when it would take the picture.

Rolling shutter effect throws alot of my hastily taken pictures off, but the good pictures are definitely good. Would not recommend it since unless your cellphone camera is horrible like mine. Even then you'd be better off with a point and shoot from kodak or GE, maybe even vivitar.

Specs: 1/3 cmos, 1.3 megapixel default, 49mm (35mm equivalent), Regular SD card reader, burstmode and self-timer, 1/5 through around 1/200 shutter speeds on a f/2.8 lens. Iso unknown.

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