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(SET OF 2) 52MM Snap-On Lens Cap (for Camera Lenses with 52MM Filter Threads) + Premium MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
(SET OF 2) 52MM Snap-On Lens Cap (for Camera Lenses with 52MM Filter Threads) + Premium MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Offered by Digital Goja
Price: $3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars DOES THE JOB---but not as shown in the photo, July 22, 2014
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DESCRIPTION
Good simple pair of low profile 52mm lenscaps.

CAVEAT
The photo shows small tabs for a retaining cord (at the bottom of the photo). The pair I received does not have the tabs.


HY-KO 20617 "CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET" PLASTIC SIGN 12" x 9" (pack of 10)
HY-KO 20617 "CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET" PLASTIC SIGN 12" x 9" (pack of 10)
Offered by Deerso
Price: $9.78
8 used & new from $5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars DOES THE JOB, July 13, 2014
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PROS
> Well printed sharp lettering on bright white background

CONS
> Very thin. Rather than 10 thin signs, I would have preferred 5 twice as thick.

MOUNTING
There is no provision for mounting
> On wood (ideally exterior plywood) utility staples work well.
> On corrugated plastic signboard, waterproof spray glue works well.
> You can punch holes in the corners with an ordinary paper punch. Then you can attach the signs to chain-link fences with wire tiesGardner Bender 46-104 4-Inch Natural Cable Ties, 100-Pack. However, better practice would be to attach the signs to a plywood or corrugated white plastic first---because flat signs look better.

POSTS
> For corrugated plastic signboard. You can buy the board and frames/stakes as a kit Displays2go Set of 10 Steel Frame Real Estate Signs, Yard Signs Display Cardboard or Corrugated Board Signs for Outdoor Use, 9-Guage Steel (Silver)---but you'll have to cut down the signboard. At less expense, you can buy the corrugated signboard White 4mm Corrugated Plastic Board 20" x 30" - 10pk and stakes separatelyHeavy Duty Coro H-Frame (50pc Case). Alternatively, you can "manufacture" your own H-stakes from concrete reinforcing wire
> For plywood signboard, you can buy pre-made wooden stakes.


Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer
Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer
Price: $9.96
51 used & new from $4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FIXING THE MISTO WHEN IT DOESN'T MIST, July 8, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
I've had a Misto for several years, and use it 3-5 times a week. I love it and consider it an essential kitchen tool---and an excellent gift.

But sometimes, it just sorta "pees" instead of misting.

WHEN IT DOESN'T MIST:
> Be sure that the container is only 1/2 or less full of oil. The other half of the space is essential for holding the compressed air which powers the spray.
> Remember to hold it upright. It doesn't spray on it's side or upside down.
> Be sure the top is screwed on tight so that it doesn't loose pressure between uses.
> Pump it up. You've gotta have good air pressure to get a good spray.
> Clean it. I've found that about once a year, a lot of gunk accumulates in my Misto. Black gunk accumulates in the piston and cylinder, and probably causes the pressure to leak away between uses. The black gunk is easily cleaned with tooth picks, cotton swabs and paper towels. However the main cause of a poor spray is clogging of the intake filter with an almost invisible fine mat of "threads". Thorough rubbing with a paper towel can clean the filter. A small soft brush (e.g., a toothbrush) may help.
> I've tried blowing out the spray nozzle with canned air, which never seems to help---but if the first four suggestions don't fix the problem, then clearing nozzle is worth trying. (I hold the nozzle down, to blast canned air backwards through the nozzle and supply tube to clear any clog.)

SUGGESTION
> It is worth having several Mistos, and fortunately they come in a variety of colors---so you can tell them apart. For example one for peanut oil for spraying frying pans or grills, and one for olive oil for salads and cooked vegetables. The glistening surface on vegetables enhances the presentation without actually adding much oil.
> Personally I would hesitate to use an aluminum Misto for vinegar or lemon juice. However there are glass and plastic models made by Misto and other companies which I consider more suitable.
> Despite the photos for some glass/plastic misters, and recommendations by some reviewers, I strongly recommend that you DO NOT put garlic or any herbs/spices in the container---they will disintegrate and clog the filter or the nozzle. Similarly, lemon juice or other juices should be filtered (you can use a coffee filter) before put into a mister.


A&R Step-Up Adapter Ring 37 mm Lens to 46mm Filter Size
A&R Step-Up Adapter Ring 37 mm Lens to 46mm Filter Size
Offered by A&R PHOTO VIDEO INC
Price: $3.00

5.0 out of 5 stars DOES THE JOB, July 5, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
DESCRIPTION
> Screws into 37mm threads, provides threads for 46mm filters, lenshood, etc.

SPECIFICS
> Screws easily into the 37mm lens threads of my Lumix G 42-45mm compact lens
> My 46mm lens caps snap into place on the adapter, and a 46mm lenshood Fotasy MH46 Metal Screw-In Lens Hood for Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5/20mm f/1.7 Lens and Leica DG SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 ASPH Lens smoothly screws into it.

CAUTION
> I purchased the same size adapter from another Amazon merchant, UXCELL, but on my Lumix G 42-45mm compact lens, it only screwed in about 1/4 a turn. It looks to me that the UXCELL adapter has a higher pitch than the lens (more threads per inch), which probably explains why it only goes on 1/4 turn.


Jackson 3000356 Nemesis Safety Spectacles Smoke Mirror Lens Glasses 1 Pair
Jackson 3000356 Nemesis Safety Spectacles Smoke Mirror Lens Glasses 1 Pair
Offered by U.S. SAFETY & SUPPLY COMPANY
Price: $4.68
28 used & new from $1.91

5.0 out of 5 stars DOES THE JOB, June 28, 2014
> Wrap around sunglasses fit well
> Provide excellent protection from sand and other small flying particles.
> Helps keep your eyes from drying out in windy conditions
> Comes with an adjustable eyeglass retainer (strap) at no additional cost
> Mirror surface, albeit a comparatively dark subtle mirror surface

Con
> Do not fold compactly--do not fit in standard eyeglass cases--I use the soft "flannel"-like pouches which are provided at better hotels, apparently for cleaning shoes.


Camera Repalacement 37mm-46mm Metal Step Up Filter Ring Adapter
Camera Repalacement 37mm-46mm Metal Step Up Filter Ring Adapter
Offered by uxcell
Price: $3.34

2.0 out of 5 stars DOES NOT DO THE JOB, June 27, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
> Screws into 37mm threads, provides threads for 46mm lenshood, etc.
> On my Lumix G 42-45mm compact lens, it only screwed in about 1/4 a turn. It looks to me that the adapter has a higher pitch than the lens (more threads per inch), which probably explains why it only goes on 1/4 turn.
> My 46mm lens caps snap into place on the adapter, and a 46mm lenshood Fotasy MH46 Metal Screw-In Lens Hood for Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5/20mm f/1.7 Lens and Leica DG SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 ASPH Lens smoothly screws into it.
> Item was received in a reasonable time (ahead of the nominal delivery date of more than a month) albeit shipped from Hong Kong without a tracking number

SUGGESTION:
I purchased an "A&R Step-Up Adapter Ring 37 mm Lens to 46mm Filter Size" on Amazon which does completely and smoothly screw into my lens.


Tomita Japanese Garden Landscaping Triangle Hoe With Stainless Steel Blade & Painted Wood Handle
Tomita Japanese Garden Landscaping Triangle Hoe With Stainless Steel Blade & Painted Wood Handle
Offered by AtoZ JAPAN
Price: $26.00
6 used & new from $26.00

5.0 out of 5 stars DOES THE JOB, June 22, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
IN SHORT
> A beautiful, well made, superbly designed tool for tending well managed decorative foliage, flower, or vegetable beds in good soil. Not so much for rough gardening, or rocky ground. You wouldn't want to use it for harvesting tubers---the blade is more likely to cut them in half.
> The best tool I've found for cutting weeds below the soil line (so that they don't regrow), cutting out grass invading a planting; cutting out small invading tree roots, or for planting small plants up to about 4" deep with a single stroke.
> The tool itself is light and could be used by a (very careful) child, but the long handle gives you leverage and velocity to cut through thick roots, etc.

DESCRIPTION
> Beautifully made, built for a life-time of use (by anyone who respects good tools).
> 15" long 5" x 2 1/4" overall, weighs about 8 oz.
> Bail on bottom can be used to hang from a hook, or to hang from your belt with a carabineer.

HEAD
> 5" x 2 1/4" overall.
> High-grade stainless steel.
> Knife-sharp edges, very slightly blunted tip.

SHEATH
> Comes with a heavy clear vinyl sheath which snaps shut. The sheath is necessary to protect the user from the sharp blade.
> The sheath has a tab with a steel grommet, which can be used to hang the tool from a hook, or to hang from your belt with a carabineer.

HANDLE
> Semi-gloss black painted, smooth hardwood. It is so well made, smoothly sanded, and perfectly painted, that it first looks like Bakelite plastic.
> Could be slippery in weak or wet hands, best used with gardening gloves.

Handle is marred by hard to remove labels. Peal off what you can. Soak the remaining label with vegetable oil. Let it soak for about 10 minutes. Scrub off with a paper towel. Use dish soap to wash off the remaining oil.


Panasonic LUMIX GX7 16.0 MP DSLM Camera with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm II Lens and Tilt-Live Viewfinder (Silver)
Panasonic LUMIX GX7 16.0 MP DSLM Camera with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm II Lens and Tilt-Live Viewfinder (Silver)
Price: Click here to see our price
17 used & new from $706.13

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ASSEMBLING A COMPACT SYSTEM, June 18, 2014
As a retired pro---tired of years of hauling around gear---my goal was to put together a the most compact system possible for travel (with good image quality). I purchased:

All Lumix lenses because of the in-lens stabilization. That translates into sharper photos under low light, and the ability to live with only the built-in flash. A suitable external flash would have broken my "compactness" budget.

Specifically, I purchased

A 20mm 1.7 lens, because
> A midrange "prime lens" such as the 20mm 1.7 is a "must have" for any serious photographer
> The 20mm 1.7 is sharper than ANY zoom, and has a larger maximum aperture
> It was practically free with the Lumix GX7 body
> I didn't want the bulky 14-42 kit zoom. If you want the 14-42 kit zoom (which is a good buy), buying the camera as a kit with the 20mm f1.7 and the 14-42 kit zoom separately adds up to the lowest total cost.

I also purchased:

A Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Lens Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Lens for Panasonic Lumix G-Series Digital Cameras (Black)
> It is much more compact than the 14-42 kit zoom, and highly rated for image quality.
> I strongly considered the 14mm F2.5 lens instead, which may have been a better choice for me. Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras
> If you do much wide-angle work, a Lumix 12-32mm may be a better choice. Panasonic Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA OIS H-FS12032 Silver

and a

A Panasonic Lumix G 45-150mm lens. Panasonic H-FS45150K Lumix G Series Lens (Black)
> The combination of the pancake 14-42mm and the 45-150mm covers the whole range from wide angle to long telephoto.
> The combination of the pancake 14-42mm and the 45-150mm yield about the best image quality (for zoom lenses) covering this range.
> The 45-150mm is considerably more compact than the 45-175mm or the 45-200mm.
> The 45-150mm is particularly good at the top end of its range; the 45-175mm and the 45-200mm not so much. So if I need an longer reach, magnifying and cropping an image taken with the 45-150mm at 150mm will probably be as good as the 45-175mm or the 45-200mm at their maximum ranges.

A CAMERA CASE
Together, all three lens fit in a VERY compact Lowepro Edit 110 case, with any of the three lenses on the camera, and any of the two remaining lenses stacked in the adjacent compartment. It is a great kit for travel. Lowepro Edit 110 Camcorder and Camera Bag
> Note that the kit 14-42mm (instead of the pancake 14-42mm) would not fit in the Edit 110 bag. The 45-175mm nor the 45-200mm (instead of the 45-200mm) would not fit. However, the Edit 120 and 130 models are larger.

A MONOPOD
I purchased a tiny Norazza monopod which is a gem! Norazza Monopod-lightweight TD140 Monopods are not very effective at less than moderate telephoto---but at long telephoto, even with image stabilization, they often make the difference between a poor image and a good one. I've shot sharp photos of a red fox in Yellowstone at an effective 300mm with a Nikon S8200 and this monopod.

THE CAMERA STRAP
I recommend NOT installing the included camera strap. I very badly scratched the screen on my Nikon S8200 by wearing it around my neck for a half-hour (rubbing against my "pearl" shirt buttons). Instead I installed a Nikon 25770 AN-CP19 Black Strap wrist strap on my Lumix. I keep the camera in the Lowepro bag when it is not in use. Note that although you can buy protective plastic covers for the screen, these are likely to interfere with the touch functions which are essential in using this camera.

OTHER ACCESSORIES
> A 46mm metal screw-in lenshood will fit the 20mm f1.7 Fotasy MH46 Metal Screw-In Lens Hood for Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5/20mm f/1.7 Lens and Leica DG SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 ASPH Lens.
> With a A&R Step-Up Adapter Ring 37 mm Lens to 46mm Filter Size, the same hood may be used on the 14-42mm pancake lens, and in neither case does the hood vignette the image. I recommended installing the 37-46mm step-up ring permanently on the 14-42 lens, and purchasing a 42mm lenscap Everydaysource Camera Lens Cap , 46mm Black to protect the lens when it is not in use.
> The 46mm lenshood has threads for 55mm filters, and so you can use a 55mm lenscap protect either lens when the hood is installed. Unfortunately, when the lenshood is installed on either lens, it is a little tight in the Lowepro Edit 110 case, but the lenshood stows easily in either of the side pockets.
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White House Down (Two Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
White House Down (Two Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
DVD ~ Channing Tatum
Price: $15.99
70 used & new from $4.06

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel, June 18, 2014
White House Down reminds me of my childhood, futilely rooting for the Indians (I'm Cherokee) in the cowboy movies. Go Washington Redskins!!! (Even though I know in my heart that they will loose to the Patent Office and the self-righteous hypocrites in Congress.)

I couldn't quite bring myself to root for the loathsome bad guys in White House Down, but watching self-important politicians being humiliated (and worse) and incompetent governmental institutions failing was satisfying

I had no patience for the blatant propaganda, less for the drivel-spouting President who is all too familiar; nor the portrayal of the American military as villains; and the implication that only someone with a "golf-ball size" brain tumor could have adequate reason to be deeply disappointed with the Federal government.


Panasonic LUMIX GX7 16.0 MP DSLM Camera with LUMIX G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH Lens and Tilt-Live Viewfinder (SILVER)
Panasonic LUMIX GX7 16.0 MP DSLM Camera with LUMIX G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH Lens and Tilt-Live Viewfinder (SILVER)
Offered by Electronics Basket
Price: $879.95
8 used & new from $850.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PUTTING TOGETHER A COMPACT SYSTEM, June 13, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
As a retired pro---tired of years of hauling around gear---my goal was to put together a the most compact system possible for travel (with good image quality). I purchased:

All Lumix lenses because of the in-lens stabilization. That translates into sharper photos under low light, and the ability to live with only the built-in flash. A suitable external flash would have broken my "compactness" budget.

Specifically, I purchased

A 20mm 1.7 lens, because
> A midrange "prime lens" such as the 20mm 1.7 is a "must have" for any serious photographer
> The 20mm 1.7 is sharper than ANY zoom, and has a larger maximum aperture
> It was practically free with the Lumix GX7 body as a "kit"
> I didn't want the bulky 14-42 kit zoom. If you want the 14-42 kit zoom, buying the camera-body-20mm-f1.7-kit and the 14-42 kit zoom separately adds up to the lowest total cost.

I also purchased:

A Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Lens Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Lens for Panasonic Lumix G-Series Digital Cameras (Black)
> It is much more compact than the 14-42 kit zoom, and highly rated for image quality.
> I strongly considered the 14mm F2.5 lens instead, which may have been a better choice for me. Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras
> If you do much wide-angle work, a Lumix 12-32mm may be a getter choice. Panasonic Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA OIS H-FS12032 Silver

and a

A Panasonic Lumix G 45-150mm lens. Panasonic H-FS45150K Lumix G Series Lens (Black)
> The combination of the pancake 14-42mm and the 45-150mm covers the whole range from wide angle to long telephoto.
> The combination of the pancake 14-42mm and the 45-150mm yield about the best image quality (for zoom lenses) covering this range.
> The 45-150mm is considerable more compact than the 45-175mm or the 45-200mm.
> The 45-150mm is particularly good at the top end of its range; the 45-175mm and the 45-200mm not so much. So if I need an longer reach, magnifying and cropping an image taken with the 45-150mm at 150mm will probably be as good as the 45-175mm or the 45-200mm at their maximum ranges.

A CAMERA CASE
Together, all three lens fit in a VERY compact Lowepro Edit 110 case, with any of the three lenses on the camera, and any of the two remaining lenses stacked in the adjacent compartment. It is a great kit for travel. Lowepro Edit 110 Camcorder and Camera Bag
> Note that the kit 14-42mm (instead of the pancake 14-42mm) would not fit in the Edit 110 bag. The 45-175mm nor the 45-200mm (instead of the 45-200mm) would not fit. However, the Edit 120 and 130 models are larger.

A MONOPOD
I purchased a tiny Norazza monopod which is a gem! Norazza Monopod-lightweight TD140 Monopods are not very effective at less than moderate telephoto---but at long telephoto, even with image stabilization, they often make the difference between a poor image and a good one. I've shot sharp photos of a red fox in Yellowstone at an effective 300mm with a Nikon S8200 and this monopod.

THE CAMERA STRAP
I recommend NOT installing the included camera strap. I very badly scratched the screen on my Nikon S8200 by wearing it around my neck for a half-hour (rubbing against my "pearl" shirt buttons). Instead I installed a Nikon 25770 AN-CP19 Black Strap wrist strap on my Lumix. I keep the camera in the Lowepro bag when it is not in use. Note that although you can buy protective plastic covers for the screen, these are likely to interfere with the touch functions which are essential in using this camera.

OTHER ACCESSORIES
> A 46mm metal screw-in lenshood will fit the 20mm f1.7 Fotasy MH46 Metal Screw-In Lens Hood for Panasonic Lumix 14mm f2.5/20mm f/1.7 Lens and Leica DG SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 ASPH Lens.
> With a A&R Step-Up Adapter Ring 37 mm Lens to 46mm Filter Size, the same hood may be used on the 14-42mm pancake lens, and in neither case does the hood vignette the image. I recommended installing the 37-46mm step-up ring permanently on the 14-42 lens, and purchasing a 46mm lenscap Everydaysource Camera Lens Cap , 46mm Black to protect the lens when it is not in use.
> The 46mm lenshood has threads for 55mm filters, and so you can use a 55mm lenscap protect either lens when the hood is installed. Unfortunately, when the lenshood is installed on either lens, it is a little tight in the Lowepro Edit 110 case, but the lenshood stows easily in either of the side pockets.
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