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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
Price: $496.95
51 used & new from $250.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Soft images., February 21, 2016
This lens produces soft images on my D7200, no matter what I do. I have fine-tuned the AF (which shouldn't matter anyway when you're focused to nearly infinity shooting landscapes, and have an enormous DOF.) Tripod, no tripod, remote shutter release, VR on, VR off, different focal lengths, different aperture settings...soft. I know that sharpness isn't everything, but good grief...this isn't even in the ballpark of 'acceptable.'


Medical Arm Sling with Split Strap Technology, Maximum Comfort, Ergonomic Design By Custom SLR
Medical Arm Sling with Split Strap Technology, Maximum Comfort, Ergonomic Design By Custom SLR
Offered by CustomSLR
Price: $27.95

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There's good news and bad news, November 24, 2015
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There's good news and bad news.

The good news: the shoulder strap is softer, wider, and doesn't dig into your neck the way the cheap hospital version does.

The bad news: the plastic buckles on the front and back of the strap ABSOLUTELY DO dig into your collarbone and upper back, making this sling just as uncomfortable as the hospital version, if not more uncomfortable because of the plastic grinding right against your collarbone.

A complete waste of money.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Warm and tingly, but no pain relief., September 4, 2015
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Background: I had 2 badly herniated discs in my lower back, which required surgery a couple of years ago. Now, my sciatic nerve is damaged, and I have pain going from my lower back all the way down my leg, which is worst in the hip area. The leg also cramps frequently as well. I take Lyrica and Aleve, which makes the pain more manageable, but still unpleasant. After the surgery, my doctor had me try many different forms of treatment to lessen the pain: PT, dietary changes, acupuncture, magnesium citrate supplements, spinal decompression, deep tissue massage, etc. None of these things made the pain or cramping any better.

So, after reading many positive reviews on this product, I decided to give it a try. Any amount of pain relief would be welcome at this point...well worth risking $10 if it would help at all. I smeared it all over my hip, where the worst pain is, and waited to see what happened. After about 15 minutes, the area started to feel warm and tingly. This sensation lasted for about 30 minutes, but the pain was exactly the same. Oh well. It was worth trying.
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Enemy [Blu-ray]
Enemy [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
Offered by Park Slope Outlet
Price: $9.99
29 used & new from $8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars I knew a lot of people would hate this movie, September 4, 2015
This review is from: Enemy [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I knew a lot of people would hate this movie. Why? Because it makes you actually think and figure things out. If you're the kind of person who can't be bothered with symbolism and metaphor, stay far away.


Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900
Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900
by Alexander S. White
Edition: Paperback
2 used & new from $25.81

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It would be most useful to those who are beginners in photography and/or people ..., July 27, 2015
A very comprehensive guide to the P900, and also basic principles of photography. It would be most useful to those who are beginners in photography and/or people who are new to the P900. More advanced users may find that much of the book's material is review for them, but there still may be a couple of things in the book that they hadn't thought about or known about the camera. Specific accessory recommendations will be helpful for people looking to get equipment that works well with the P900.


Woods 50027 Indoor 24-Hour Mini Digital Outlet Timer, Programmable
Woods 50027 Indoor 24-Hour Mini Digital Outlet Timer, Programmable
Price: $10.99
8 used & new from $6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does nothing., April 21, 2015
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I followed the instructions, but nothing happens when the unit is supposed to turn power on or off. Yes, it's on Auto. Well, that's 12 bucks I might as well have set on fire.


Stylish Acrylic Omega Headphone Hanger / Stand with Cleaning Cloth by Headphone Hangers - Clear
Stylish Acrylic Omega Headphone Hanger / Stand with Cleaning Cloth by Headphone Hangers - Clear
Offered by Some Few Goods

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and functional, January 5, 2015
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Beautiful and functional. I love the way it looks and works.

The only thing that isn't perfect is that my headphones (Philips Fidelio X2) hang down pretty low on it. As a result, the jack coming out of the headphones stabs into the ground next to the stand, and the cord is forced out at a right angle. I wish this stand was an inch taller to allow more room for the jack/cable to come out more smoothly, and not be pressing against the ground. I understand that this may not be an issue with all models of headphones, so I'm not taking off any stars for it.


Star Wars Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber w/Removable Blade - Kit Fisto
Star Wars Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber w/Removable Blade - Kit Fisto
Offered by Family Fun Toys
Price: $586.90
4 used & new from $568.69

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, horrible stickers., May 7, 2014
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The product itself is as expected. The sounds don't always respond with precision, but for this price, you can't expect perfection. Otherwise, I am pleased with the item itself. The stand was a nice touch.

The reason this item loses a star is because of the horrible stickers that are all over the hilt. Not only are there 5 of them for no good reason (this is a very simple device that a child could figure out, even without the included instructions) but they are the kind that tear no matter how carefully you try to remove them, and they leave behind a nasty, sticky residue. The only way I was able to clean this sticky gunk off was by very carefully wiping a paper towel soaked with Goo Gone over the affected areas repeatedly, being very careful not to touch any of the rubber rings, and then rinsing THAT nasty smell away with a wet paper towel, and drying it off with a dry paper towel. What a needless pain in the butt.


Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm Tele Conversion Lens for Panasonic FZ7, FZ30, FZ18, and FZ50 Digital Cameras
Panasonic DMW-LT55 55mm Tele Conversion Lens for Panasonic FZ7, FZ30, FZ18, and FZ50 Digital Cameras
Offered by OMOTENASHI STORE
Price: $199.99
9 used & new from $145.00

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money for wildlife photography, but keep some things in mind., March 21, 2014
I purchased this item (along with the DMW-LA7 tube) to use with the Panasonic FZ-200.

Overall, I am very pleased. This item does what it's supposed to do...it brings you closer to your subject with a very minimal loss of image quality. This is especially useful when shooting animals without getting so close that you scare them away. There is a bit of chromatic aberration at times, however, Adobe Lightroom 5 does a decent job of getting rid of most of it, and if there is any left after checking that 'Remove CA' box, you can edit it out yourself easily with a 'lower saturation' brush.

Things to keep in mind:

-After attaching this to the FZ-200, you need to go into the menu, scroll over to page 5, choose 'Conversion' and then 'T' for Teleconverter. This sets up your camera for this item. Your aperture will be limited to a minimum of 4, your zoom will be set to a minimum of 15X, and the image stabilization is enhanced, allowing you to get pretty sharp pictures while shooting handheld at max zoom (pretty incredible if you ask me. Also useful, since hikers don't always have time to set up a tripod when they come across an animal on the trail.) If you do have time to use a tripod, even better.

-Because your aperture is limited to F4 or larger, you can't get as much light in the camera as you normally can at F2.8. What this means is that you may need to raise your ISO to keep the same shutter speed that you're used to. Of course, it all depends on the light in your environment, but if you aren't mindful of this, it may come back to bite you. I don't recommend going over ISO400 with the FZ-200, as it gets very noisy once you do.

-Because your minimum zoom is limited to 15X, this means that you can't really use the camera for most other things such as many portraits or landscapes. It's just zoomed in too far. You can always unscrew the tube from the camera, but going back and forth in this way is time-consuming and annoying, and I have concerns about stripping the threads over time. I almost have to say "This hike will be for wildlife shots" and leave it on, or "this hike will be for everything BUT wildlife" and leave it off. Also, you need to remove the LA7 tube to safely change filters, which is a nuisance. At least it works with them, but it adds to the screwing/unscrewing process. Good info to know.

-The FZ-200 does focus better if you zoom all the way in to 48X (iZoom) rather than leaving it at 24X and cropping it later. The image quality will be otherwise identical once processed and cropped, but the focus at the time of shooting is better if you zoom in to 48X. Why? It beats me...the camera just handles it better for some reason. So, don't be afraid to use iZoom...in fact, it works better with this teleconverter.

-This setup makes your camera very front-heavy. Be especially careful on small/light tripods. Always put one leg of the tripod right under the front of the camera...even so, it will still tip over more easily, so be careful.

-I have also experimented with using this item with +1, +2, and +4 macro filters. At this time, I do not see any advantages to using this item during macro photography. It increases the range the camera can be away from the subject, but the image quality doesn't look any better to me. All things being equal, simpler is better. Less glass in front of your lens is also better.

-I will attempt to post a photo of the closest I could get to some Canada geese with the FZ-200 alone, and then another photo with this teleconverter added so you can see the difference.
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Tripod Mount Ring D for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens Camera
Tripod Mount Ring D for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens Camera

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job. Cheap, but sturdy., March 21, 2014
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I purchased this to use with a Panasonic FZ-200 + DMW-LA7 converter tube + DMW-LT55 teleconverter. Initially, I thought that the item was too large, but eventually realized that I was trying to tighten it around the LA7 tube rather than around the actual camera itself (they blend together and look the same at first glance, but the tube is a little smaller.) As long as you tighten it around the actual end of the camera, it works fine.


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