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LensPen NLP-1
LensPen NLP-1
Offered by Cameta Camera
Price: $7.95
9 used & new from $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A little bulky, but effective., July 23, 2015
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I use the brush more than the "cleaner" side. The brush is great. The cleaner seems to work, but honestly there's something about rubbing something across the surface of my lens that makes me a bit nervous. It does seem to work though.


Nikon HB-32 Flower Type Lens Shade for 18-70mm DX Nikkor Lens
Nikon HB-32 Flower Type Lens Shade for 18-70mm DX Nikkor Lens
Price: $12.95
16 used & new from $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It works, July 23, 2015
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Works as designed and protects the lens


Slik Trigger Release Ball Head for Digital Cameras
Slik Trigger Release Ball Head for Digital Cameras
Offered by K&M Camera
Price: $89.95
9 used & new from $89.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice and economical, July 23, 2015
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Surprisingly solid and very easy to use. The built in bubble level was a nice addition. The built in quick re;ease is small, unobtrusive on the camera and effective. I am using this on a Nikon D5500. My largest lens is the 18-140. Your mileage may vary if you mount larger, heavier or longer lenses.


Monochromatic HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing Black & White High Dynamic Range Photos
Monochromatic HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing Black & White High Dynamic Range Photos
by Harold Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: $29.31
63 used & new from $19.55

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very basic and too vague, July 23, 2015
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Monochromatic HDR Photography starts out with a very basic introduction to photography. There’s information on the esthetics of B&W, shooting RAW vs JPEG and using your cameras histogram. If you are a complete novice, this information could be helpful.

The next topics covered are the basics of merging photos in Photoshop, the basics of using HDR Efex Pro and a brief discussion of a few other tools. The information isn’t comprehensive nor is it organized in a systematic way.

It is only at the very end of the book that there a discussion of the promised workflow. This starts on page 176 out of 201 total pages. This is not a very large part of the book. The process is described and there are some pictures of the Photoshop stacks along with verbiage as well as pictures showing the results of the steps.

I have two main criticisms of this book. The first being a lack of details surrounding the featured workflow. Given that understanding the HDR workflow is the entire point of the book, that’s a pretty serious flaw. For several of the Photoshop stacks neither the blend modes nor the opacities are revealed. For one stack, the book says “I used blending modes and layer opacity to blend the layers together and enhance the dynamic range of the image.” Well, that’s pretty obvious. That’s sort of the whole idea behind HDR. How about telling us which blending modes and what opacities were used so we can have a starting point to depart from?

This brings me to my second criticism of the book. There are no sample images available for download. Sample photos are a critical part of learning post processing. Sample photos allow the student to apply the steps described in the book/ webinar/ web page etc… to the same photo depicted in their learning materials and verify that they have applied the steps correctly. After applying and verifying the technique, the student can then vary the steps and see the changes in the results.

On his blog, http://www.digitalfieldguide.com/faqs/using-a-high-key-layer-stack the author claims there are two reasons for not supplying downloads. The first is that he makes his living from photography and doesn’t want to give away his pictures for free. I maintain that’s nonsense. No one is asking for free pictures, only that some pictures be available as part of the cost of purchasing the book. The samples don’t have to be great artistic photos that would be sold, a picture of a tree down the street would do just fine!

For the second reason the author states “I can only suggest with all due respect that photographers who are reluctant to create their own files either do not truly understand the process (in which case, please watch my webinars again or attend a live workshop), or are being a bit lazy.” So if the book wasn’t clear, buy a webinar or a workshop! I’m not sure why we would expect better pedagogy in the webinar or at a workshop. Having been a teacher for several years, I can state categorically that these are poor excuses.

The book concludes with one page on printers, one page on paper and one page on ICC profiles. The information on these few pages is so brief as to be useless. If you weren’t aware that Canon and Epson were the most popular printer companies or the name brand of their inks, you could easily find that with a web search.

In summary, this book doesn’t contain any information that couldn’t be found through a web search or by reading the free tutorials on the sites that sell HDR software. The only good point to the book is that the B&W photos are very nice and give an example of what can be done. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t really explain very well how that can be done.


Master Lock 8413DPF Python Adjustable Locking Cable, 6-Foot x 3/8-inch
Master Lock 8413DPF Python Adjustable Locking Cable, 6-Foot x 3/8-inch
Price: $16.06
48 used & new from $8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars finally, an easy to use lock, July 26, 2013
This locking cable is exactly what the doctor ordered. Most cables curl too much and are difficult to unwrap and use. This one unwrap and can be threaded through a jacket sleeve or motorcycle helmet easily.


Philips H7 X-treme Power Replacement Bulb, (Pack of 2)
Philips H7 X-treme Power Replacement Bulb, (Pack of 2)
Offered by Hopek Hardware Plus
Price: $36.69
2 used & new from $34.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Works as designed!, October 10, 2012
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My original headlight bulbs were aging and yellowing. These definitely seem brighter than the stock bulbs. They are white without any tint.


NGK (5666) CR8EH-9 Standard Spark Plug, Pack of 1
NGK (5666) CR8EH-9 Standard Spark Plug, Pack of 1
Price: $9.12
19 used & new from $5.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Photo is completely misleading., August 18, 2012
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This product does NOT come with the terminal nut. The photo should be accurate or at least indicate that in the description.


Hyper Kewl Vest Cool Deluxe Sil L 6530Sil-L
Hyper Kewl Vest Cool Deluxe Sil L 6530Sil-L
Offered by Speed Outfitters
Price: $42.94

1.0 out of 5 stars Needs a lot of airflow, July 22, 2011
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I bought this vest to keep me cool on my motorcycle. I wear a 1000 Denier Cordura jacket and the bike has a windshield. Even at speed, there isn't enough airflow for cooling. If I wore a mesh jacket and had no windshield, I'm sure it wold work better. You need serious airflow to have any effect at all.
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Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well (Book & CD)
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well (Book & CD)
by David L. Hough
Edition: Paperback
78 used & new from $1.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book on Street Riding, June 27, 2011
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This book addresses a critical need in motorcycle safety. Being an experienced driver I was already aware of general road hazards and safety precautions. After taking the MSF beginner class I had grasped the basic skills of riding a motorcycle. This book covers everything in between. While addressing hazards specific to motorcycles and accident avoidance techniques unique to motorcycles an overall riding strategy emerges from the pages. I highly recommend this book to everyone that rides.


Buffalo LinkStation Pro 2 TB High Performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-V2.0TL
Buffalo LinkStation Pro 2 TB High Performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-V2.0TL
Offered by Click and Save

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Backup Device, June 18, 2011
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I use this to back up my files. It does a great job. I find Buffalo boxes are reliable and hassle free.
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