Canon EF 100-400mm IS USM II

Canon EF 100-400mm IS USM II

Excellent lens upgrade
, 8/07/2015

This lens is a substantial upgrade to the EF 100-400 L Mk I zoom that it replaces, and which I used for many years. It is better optically and consistent optically across the zoom range, autofocus works better, and it has a much better image stabilizer that genuinely gives at least a 4-stop advantage in handholding when activated. Many people will find the two-ring design preferable to the trombone zoom action of the predecessor lens. The lens hood is an improved design that mounts and dismounts more easily, locks in place, and has a handy port for manipulating a polarizing filter. The lens also has the weather protection that the Mk I lens lacked, including a rubber ring seal on the lens mount. The lens also gives high quality results with the EF 1.4x TC II, even when used in manual focus on an EOS 7D body. The lens is considerably easier to use in manual focus due to a much improved design, shape and positioning of the manual focus ring, which is now capable of very smooth and precise manual focusing. (Note, the new lens in combination with the EF 1.4x TC will autofocus on the EOS 7D Mk II and 5D Mk III using the centre focus point only).
Overall, a highly recommended upgrade to the EF 100-400 L zoom design.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon D5500 + 18-55mm VRII

Nikon D5500 + 18-55mm VRII

Awesome DSLR
, 3/07/2015

This is my first Nikon DSLR and I am very happy with it. Picture quality is excellent and the controls easy to use. The menu is easy to navigate. Touch screen is fun to use as well. The camera is reasonable light to carry during day trips and easy to handle.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Lowepro Lens Case 9 x 9cm

Lowepro Lens Case 9 x 9cm

Robust Lens Protection
, 3/07/2015

Easy to use to protect lens and attach to other photography bags and pouches that are being carried in a manner that provides confidence that it will not become lost due to accidental detachment.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens

Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM Lens

GOOD LENZ
, 2/07/2015

really. really. good. lenz :) takes happy snap piccies like a dream... real cool... excellent :)

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH (w/B&S Pistol Grip Head)

Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH (w/B&S Pistol Grip Head)

Excellent
, 1/07/2015

I have only had this tripod for a couple of weeks and used it twice so far. Everything about it is excellent. It feels like a top quality product when you pick it up and that is confirmed when you start to use it. I believe that I will still be using this tripod for a long time to come. I think it is great value for money.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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LowePro Passport Sling Bag Blk

LowePro Passport Sling Bag Blk

The sling bag is great and can fit my D7100 and two small lenses as well...has place for extra storage cards, a place for your water bottle and mobile..strap adjusts easily to fit your person and has a padded Velcro sleeve for additional padding on your s
, 30/06/2015

A great purchase...fits comfortable across my body holding the bag at an easy to reach position. Fits my D7100 with a 16-300mm lens on it and a macro and wide angle lens in another compartment. Like the place for a water bottle... The bag remains in place no matter what you are doing
P.S not easy to rate above as most options are applicable to rating a camera not a bag

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Fuji X-M1 Black + 16-50mm & 50-230mm & 27mm

Fuji X-M1 Black + 16-50mm & 50-230mm & 27mm

Great camera, amazing service!
, 29/06/2015

Amazing product. I just got this camera, so as far as the features I am just starting to play with it; but overall the whole purchasing experience came to be extremely pleasant and smooth. Rocco @Southland was an incredible beacon of knowlege and patience in helping me to decide among hundreds of other models around and responding to my queries in a simple yet clear manner. I will definitely recommend Ted's amazing value and service to my friends!!!

Pros: Compact, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Understanding Your Camera Course - NEW FOOTSCRAY LOCATION!

Understanding Your Camera Course - NEW FOOTSCRAY LOCATION!

Glynn's enthusiasm for his craft is infectious.
, 29/06/2015

I learnt the skills needed, that with practice, could transform my pictures into artistic photographs using the power of manual mode on my camera.
More than just a nuts and bolts approach though, with tips on how to " tell the story" of the photograph.
Can't wait to drag the kids out for a photo shoot!


Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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LowePro Transit Sling 250AW

LowePro Transit Sling 250AW

Great for camera & all it's bits.
, 29/06/2015

Great for traveling, can fit all my camera accessories. Great velcro partitions means I can rearrange compartments to how I want. Love the shoulder strap so it can be relatively easy access to my camera without having to take off the whole backpack.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Olympus BLN-1 Li-ion Battery

Olympus BLN-1 Li-ion Battery

Battery life is excellent.
, 29/06/2015

It pays to purchase genuine accessories, has a reasonable charge life.

Pros: Easy to use, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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