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David Busch's Olympus OM-D E-M1 Guide to Digital Photography
David Busch's Olympus OM-D E-M1 Guide to Digital Photography
by David D. Busch
Edition: Paperback
Price: $24.55
26 used & new from $16.98

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A vital accessory for owners of this camera, June 24, 2014
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Possibly one of the better manual supplements to come out. This does not say much for the manufacturer handbook. Yet, for anyone seriously interested in mastering all the many possibilities in this camera, this book of 400 pages well illustrated is a sine qua non. I have already learned some of the tricks that this baby can do, and would have never even thought much about. Busch writes in an informal personal style that makes it easy to follow. And the book shows some thought in organization and very useful color illustration both of the controls and the images you see in the finder and LCD monitor. I don't always agree with Busch on his personal opinions on settings, but no matter....he clearly knows photography and includes some primers on such things as reflectance values, and when to use autofocus or multi shots such as HDR. Very up to date in his thinking. One of the better how to manual supplements. Buy it.
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Yamaha A-S500BL Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
Yamaha A-S500BL Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
Price: $399.95
14 used & new from $289.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like others I think this is a good well made piece of gear but could be improved in design, June 14, 2014
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What I like: Clean simple lines, and simple controls.
What I do not like: Really tiny LEDs which are a wee bit too tiny to see from standing position next to my cabinet.
Also manual is not as clear on function of the loudness control and how it works, at least to my mind. Overall I am satisfied with this item and it shows quality construction. No frills at all. No dancing lights. Sufficient inputs and solid posts for speakers. Stereo sound field is fine.


Swann SWPRO-760CAM-US Pro-760 Super Wide-Angle Camera (White)
Swann SWPRO-760CAM-US Pro-760 Super Wide-Angle Camera (White)
Price: $89.24
63 used & new from $71.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Camera works well, contents of first delivery not complete in box however, June 14, 2014
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The box lacked the complete cable and fittings to make use of the controller which the box says comes with this kit. I have had no final response from Swann company which I e mailed with data and a phone call. Strange and unusual because I think the wide angle camera is superb, has good range of adjustment and is amazingly bright at night in monochrome. I think sloppy packing ( they send you a two line black cable sometimes, when first ordered it was thre line white cable (better and what they should send). I also think the price was great. I replaced a ten year old monochrome camera with two of these. One runs by direct line. The other connects by RF LInk brand wireless. Works well in both manners. Personally I wish Swann would stick to white cables in the kit....not switched to the black one. BNC to RCA adapter are included, so check the box to see they were packed....good item Swann makes.


Shimano Deore/LX Bicycle V-Brake Pads - Pair - Y8BM9810A
Shimano Deore/LX Bicycle V-Brake Pads - Pair - Y8BM9810A
Offered by Trail This
Price: $9.20
12 used & new from $5.42

4.0 out of 5 stars I tried this after a substitute brand and found it quieter on front wheel rims than the other brand., June 14, 2014
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I did have to use the penny shim to get the angle right, but I have the sense that for Shimano V brakes, these have the slightly superior pad material than third party brake pads. Trouble is finding Shimano pads in stores. Thus I am glad they are available on line. Who does not dislike brake squeal which is sometimes harder than one imagines to get quiet. I did the usual cleaning operation, but these pads were the final solution for front wheels. I am satisfied, which is what counts.


Band of Brothers Season 1 [HD]
Band of Brothers Season 1 [HD]
Price: $54.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, gutsy and exhausting taste of war, May 31, 2014
Boots on the ground is forever defined by this wonderful film. It ranks with All Quiet on the Western Front and other great films of the hell that is infantry warfare.


Mahler: Symphony No 1
Mahler: Symphony No 1
Price: $10.51
44 used & new from $4.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Not as powerful as some renditions, but worth having, May 30, 2014
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This review is from: Mahler: Symphony No 1 (Audio CD)
There are good competitors. Marin has a temperate view of the score and does not have the bombastic firepower of a Bernstein. Still worth owning for another Mahler First. One can't have too many of this engaging piece. I now have the Kubelik and the Bernstein and a couple others...one with the Lieder that the symphony uses. Good to have that too...oh yes, one should not overlook Horenstein. All good all worthy of collecting.


Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 "Pastorale"
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 "Pastorale"
Price: $10.40
54 used & new from $2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid brilliant sound and forceful performances of two great symphonies, May 30, 2014
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I found that I enjoyed the Fourth almost as much as the Sixth. Walter knows his way around the scores and the orchestra provides him great support. A real bargain with over 70 minutes of great symphonic music. A must have for the admirers of the great Walter. No shortcomings due to the age of the taping....sounds great on my Bose speakers. No hiss I can detect. Buy it and you won't regret it even if you own other readings of the Pastorale...


Seiko Bedside Alarm Clock Silver-Tone Metallic Case
Seiko Bedside Alarm Clock Silver-Tone Metallic Case
Price: $31.88
5 used & new from $31.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking quiet clock., March 28, 2014
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Performs as expected. Easy to set time. Attractive face. Keeps time well and is silent as advertised. Recommended as quality device. Small but easy to read face.


Buf-Puf Back Scrub Body Sponge with Reusable Handle  (Pack of 4)
Buf-Puf Back Scrub Body Sponge with Reusable Handle (Pack of 4)

4.0 out of 5 stars Hard to find scrubber, a 3 M product, October 3, 2013
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This works better for me than the typical brush style, or loufa but seems to be almost impossible to find at the usual outlets so save time and buy it on line. Each of these packages contains one large two sided synthetic buf pufs with a two piece click together handle with a curve top to hang, which is sturdy but flexible plastic and holds the flat oval sponge with small teeth. The sponges have two sides for -gentle or - a little more abrasive. They do the job well for my skin over most scrubbing products and absorb soaps well and clean and rinse easily. And the handle is long enough to almost reach the lower back. ..a good product and worth the price. This four pack- will last me for quite a long time.


Zelco Aquatime Rope Clock
Zelco Aquatime Rope Clock
Price: $21.00
6 used & new from $20.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Fine but the same model crashed after about two years hanging in the shower., June 16, 2013
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I am not sure how water resistant this really is or how sturdy the clock mechanism. Still, if it lasts two years I am happy. Not much else out there. Keeps time well, of course and the back opens easily. Looks good. Battery fits so snug it takes a tool to extract it in my opinion. But it, the single cell, will last a long time so that is no big downside. No gasket on the back part, may be why it does not last longer than a couple years at most. Still recommended however.


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