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Men's Turtleneck Shirt Black - Large
Men's Turtleneck Shirt Black - Large

5.0 out of 5 stars TACTICAL TURTLENECK. TACTIL-NECK., August 22, 2014
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Turtleneck was great. Works well for costume I'm using it for. Just right. Arrived very quickly. Loved Turtleneck.

Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD
Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD
26 used & new from $134.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top Of The Line Pocket Point N Shoot, June 12, 2012
The Canon S95 is a versatile device that lends users many of the useful features of an SLR at roughly an eighth of the size. The camera offers a full manual mode with a broad range of apertures, ISO levels, and shutter speeds to choose from, allowing those with steady hands or a monopod to produce amazing images at nearly all light levels. All the usual Canon bells and whistles are here--you can define color settings, adjust focal points, etc--but, as an added bonus, the Powershot S95 also shoots in RAW mode. For those unaware, RAW allows for maximum post-production ability, meaning you can adjust exposure, levels, clarity, vividness, etc in a program like Adobe Lightroom once you've uploaded the files to your computer. That having been said, RAW is not a defined format--there are many varieties of RAW floating about, which allow for different levels of control. Fortunately, the S95 RAW is nearly comprehensive, which is impressive given its pocket nature.

While shooting video with the S95, you're stuck with whatever zoom length you started shooting at. Obviously, at its tiny size, this camera cannot be expected to feature a superzoom lens, but the tiny 3.8x optical zoom does feel a bit encumbering. Also, the lifecycle of this product is extremely limited; after just over a year and a half, my images now appear washed out and over-exposed, requiring quite a bit of post-work. Granted, I've taken thousands of photos on the product, so I may have simply worn it out early, but the degradation was almost immediate, with no gradual entropy over time. Overall, however, I cannot recommend this camera enough. You may have to buy a new one every 1.5 years, but it's a purchase you'll be glad to make.

Brooks Men's Ghost 5 Running Shoe,Empire Yellow/Skydiver/Silver,10.5 D US
Brooks Men's Ghost 5 Running Shoe,Empire Yellow/Skydiver/Silver,10.5 D US
Offered by Backstreet Shoes

6 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Redesign For Ghost Series, June 12, 2012
I ran on a pair of Ghost 4's for roughly 6 months with no problems--my feet felt well-supported and comfortable on daily runs ranging between 3.1-9.3 miles, and I suffered no serious injuries during that time. Needless to say, at that pace, the shoes began to wear out quickly, so this past weekend I headed down to JackRabbit with the intention of purchasing another pair of Ghost 4's, but discovered Brooks has recently released a new iteration in the series, as athletic shoe designers are wont to do. I tried the Ghost 5 on, gave it a test-run on the in-store treadmills, and everything felt great. It's now 3 days later and I've developed a massive blister on my pinky toe. When standing or walking in these shoes, there's a noticeable pain in the heel and ball of the foot. I've read that the "toe box" has been widened and support arch extended, so I can only presume both of my problems stem from this redesign. The one upside is that the shoe is noticeably more breathable--largely because it's constructed primarily out of a rigid mesh material that I can only imagine will quickly suffer damage under adverse conditions.

After having such a great experience with the Ghost 4, I can't recommend this shoe. Brooks can produce a great product, but this isn't one of them.
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Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wide LCD (OLD MODEL)
Canon SX30IS 14.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 Inch Wide LCD (OLD MODEL)
Offered by Electromax
Price: $549.99
46 used & new from $104.95

78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Step Back From the SX10IS; Superior Zoom, Poor Image Quality, November 3, 2010
About a year and a half ago I purchased the Canon SX10IS, but even before that I was an owner of the S3IS--in many ways the predecessor to the SX Superzoom line. The SX10IS produced some amazing shots of my trip to Italy, New York City's Halloween Parade, and just general scenery I shot in my spare time. Having been pleased with Canon's superzoom and realizing my SX10IS was nearing the end of its lifecycle (mostly thanks to some serious mishandling by a friend), I jumped on the SX30IS after its release this past October. Immediately after purchase I headed down to the park to test it out, and noticed the colors and overall picture quality to be "off". Everything looks extra drab with this camera, even with the vibrant setting switched on, and the the Manual mode seems particularly less responsive than previous iterations of the camera. Even worse, images look fuzzy and have a significantly limited focal point--while the SX10IS was capable of capturing images that looked entirely crisp and clear, this camera leaves you with only a small portion of the image focused. This is at least partially because Canon decided to up the superzoom to a whopping 14.1 MP, but DIDN'T UPGRADE THE LIGHT SENSOR. What you're essentially getting is a numbers game meant to leave ignorant users with a false belief that they're getting better images, when in reality they're getting larger, more poorly defined images. Bigger is not always better.

Further--and I hope this is just my camera in particular--but the SX30IS responds horribly to sunlight. The viewfinder essentially "blacks out" at the weakest smattering of sunbeams, leaving you to blindly wonder what kind of photo you're getting.

This camera isn't worth $420, and it certainly doesn't feature enough upgrades to justify the $120 price hike from the SX10IS MSRP. Sure there's a 35X zoom, and the Image Stabilization functions surprisingly well while fully extended, but who really needs a zoom that long aside from stalkers, bird watchers, and policemen on stake-out? Image Quality should always come first, and when my aging, obsolete version of this camera is taking better photos than this brand new, freshly manufactured model, it doesn't bode well for Canon's superzoom line. Roll back the zoom and focus on the Image Canon.

Don't pay $420 for this. It's not worth it.
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