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Murdered: Soul Suspect Review

First post in quite a while but like I keep saying that will be changing.

I am lucky enough to be a review for Gioteck. They are makers of gaming peripherals for all the main consoles and they also put up some pretty darn swish reviews from myself and various other people.

Check out my review on the link bellow and while you are there check out the great work that Gioteck do.

www.gioteck.com/murdered-soul-suspect-review

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Camera Review – Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 Basic

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The Fisheye Baby 110 Basic from Lomography is a tiny little toy camera that takes 110 film and currently Lomography is the only company that makes film of that size even tho you can still find some expired film on various sites.

It has a 170-degree lens, bulb mode (for long exposures) and is capable of multiple exposure straight out of the box.

I knew this was a small camera but it was not till I got my hands on it that I realised just how small it is! Im not joking when I say you can wear it as a necklace, it really is that small

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See what I mean? There is it next to a normal 35mm film canister. Not only is it small but it’s also really light.

At the moment there is only 3 films being made for the 110 cameras and they are Colour Tiger, Lobster Redscale and B&W Orca. When I for it I opted for the Orca because I have never shot with  black and white film before and thinking back maybe I should of gone for the colour film because most of my shots came out extremely under exposed but i’ll make that up as a lesson learnt .

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Well I love it, we can blame this little camera for getting me hooked on film cameras and for making me want/need this cameras big brother (Lomography Fisheye 2) and a fisheye lens for my Zenits. It’s great for days out with friends and family because it’s so small you dont have to worry about it taking up too much space, just pop it round your neck or in your pocket! I must remember to get some films ready for summer 😉


Camera Review – Olympus Superzoom 140 S

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This is yet another one of my many eBay finds (I get most of my cameras from there). The camera came in the original box and all the booklets, the only extra I needed to buy was a CR123A battery but yet again I got one from eBay.

I did what I always do when I buy a new camera and that’s look online for reviews and what a surprise I count not find any but that is to be expected because it’s not one of the highly sought after 35mm cameras.

The 140 S is a great little breeze to load, you put the film in like normal and close the back but it then winds it on for you and does the same after every shot. The auto focus is something new to me but easy to get used to, when looking through the viewfinder you can see a small cross and this is where it will focus but if you are wanting to focus on something closer then just put the cross on what you want in focus then press the shutter button half way then compose the shot again before taking the picture.

I have only used this once and really should take it out again because what came out was amazing, probably one of the best cameras I have (apart from my beloved Zenits) and should take it out for Film Photography Day on the 12th.

Here is just a small selection of pictures I got with it. They were shot on Fujicolor C200 which is a nice and cheap film at £1 a roll! Also im sorry for the quality of the scans, they were done on a old Kodak printer/scanner and keeps leaving some nasty scan lines. I really do need to get a decent film scanner!!

Olympus Superzoom 140s (2) Olympus Superzoom 140s (4) Olympus Superzoom 140s (1)


Game Review – South Park: Stick Of Truth

South Park: The Stick Of Truth is a RPG developed by Obsidian (Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) and South Park Digital Studios and is available for Xbox 360, Plastation 3 and PC.

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You play the part of ‘New Kid’ who has just moved to the quiet mountain town of South Park and it does not take long till you start making friends with the local boys and get dragged into their fantasy game of wizards &…………

If you want to read my review it’s posted here on the Gioteck site.


Camera Review – BV 991

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A little review of the BV 991. I found this little beauty on eBay while window shopping for a bargain, I think it cost about £3 in total including the postage and as a bonus it came with a film (Expired Fujicolor C200). It’s a basic no frills 35mm point and shoot camera with a 35mm plastic lens.

My first outing with the camera was a weekend away to Bridlington with the girlfriend. I used the Fujicolor film that came with it and scanned the pictures with a Kodak ESP 3250.

Despite having a small collection of cameras this was one of the cheapest and has quickly become one of our favorite cameras. Because of it’s size and weight we always take it out on trips and get quite a few funny looks from people when they see us take a picture then wind on the film.

I can hold my hands up and say that I am really impressed with how the pictures turned out, I thought that I would of had some trouble with light leaks but didn’t get anything like that what so ever but one thing I did get was a slight vignetting.

BV991 (4)  BV991 (2) BV991 (3)BV991 (5)


Camera Review – Zenit 11

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The Zenit 11 is a m42 Pentax mount SLR camera manufactured in Russia by KMZ. These things are built like tanks with their full metal body and are designed to last. It has an external selenium meter mounted on the prism front above the lens. The meter isn’t coupled to the camera, you select the film speed, then correlate the lines of aperture and shutter speed in the dial.

I got mine on eBay for about £15 and it came with a tele converter, filter set, vignette mask set, flash and bag. I will admit that I have not had the chance to try out the extras but will be once we get one rare nice day (nice days really are rare in England!)

I loaded her up with some Kodak Ultra 400 (expired in 2007 but has been kept in a fridge) and took it out and about with me for a couple of weeks so I can shoot in different light and areas of town. I use the standard Helios 44-2 58mm F/2 lens and a Leningrad 4 light meter (the selenium meter no longer works), I would of used the Sunny 16 rule but no matter how hard I try I just cant get my head around it.

Like I said these are tanks and weigh a tonne! The shutter has a nice satisfying loud clunk and it’s impossible to take sneaky shots because even people across the road can hear you. The Zenit’s are quickly becoming a love of mine and I do have a small collection of them (I have a E, EM and 11) and want/need more but first I am going to save up and get a nice fisheye lens for these beauties.

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Twinings Blackcurrent Burst

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First ever tea review so im sorry if I just ramble on. Me and the Girlfriend have got a new found love for flavoured/fruit tea and when we saw this in Asda for £1 we just could not say no, I have been a fan of Twinings green tea with lemon for a while now but the girlfriend has always been a bit iffy with the idea of these kinds of tea but she has come round and if just a little bit hooked (massive understatement).

We tried the blackcurrent and nettle tea and really likes it but we wanted something with a bit more fruitiness and boy this is it!

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As soon as you pour in the hot water you are hit with a sweet blackcurrent aroma the colour quickly changes but I was a bit let down because I thought it would go full on purple but then again that’s probably down to when you see blackcurrent flavour sweets with their dayglow purple.

I have quite a strong sweet tooth and thought id be needing to put some sugar in but the natural sweetness is just perfect. The flavour blew me away, it was as if I was drinking warm blackcurrent juice! You can also pick up the slight liquorice flavour from the added liquorice Root.

One nice little extra on the box was a recommendation to let it cool and add some lemonade. Well we are looking forward to trying that in summer along with freezing some into icelollys!