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May 2012 Blog

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10 Portrait Photography Web Sites That Will Inspire You
Great Portrait Photos from Yesterday...and Today!

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, May 29, 2012

We recently asked our Facebook friends to link us up with their favorite portrait photographers. Here are the best of your picks!...  > Read more

Tags: portrait,  focus on portraiture,  portrait photography,  headshot 

The Adorama iPhone Toolshed Expands
Adorama's Guide to iPhoneography accesories doubles in size

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama Learning Center Editors, May 25, 2012

A cottage industry has sprung up developing products to expand the Apple iPhone's photographic abilities....  > Read more

Tags: accessories,  Apple,  iPhoneography 

Pentax K-30 DSLR All-Terrain Rugged Camera
Enthusiast-level model is ruggedized and optimized for astrophotography; 50mm f/1.8 lens also announced

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, May 22, 2012

In a move that should help corner the outdoor adventure segment of the DSLR market—and possibly the astrophotography market as well—the Pentax K-30 was introduced last night....  > Read more

Tags: DSLR,  pentax,  digital SLR,  APS,  rugged,  Astronomy,  astrophotography,  Pentax K-30 

Sony SLT-A37 Low-Cost DSLR Promises High Speed, Image Quality
16MP APS-C image sensor, 7fps burst rate

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, May 17, 2012

Sony today announced a new starter DSLR, the SLT-A37, which includes increased ISO sensitivity among several upgrades....  > Read more

Tags: DSLR,  sony 

Sony NEX-F3 Entry-Level MILC, Light 11x Zoom lens, unveiled
New entry-level compact interchangeable-lens compact camera

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, May 17, 2012

Sony today announced the NEX-F3, a MILC with an LCD monitor that rotates 180 degrees for self-portraits, and small 18-200mm zoom lens....  > Read more

Tags: sony,  system compact,  APS,  Sony NEX,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  mirrorless 

The secret to great photography? It's all about seeing!
Humor me: Put your camera on auto, and just take pictures

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, May 16, 2012

Knowing how your camera works is an essential part of photography. The ability to meter and set exposure, and to understand the interrelationship between shutter speed, aperture and ISO is a requirement. Now forget all of that and start looking and seeing!...  > Read more

Tags: DSLR,  b&w,  compact digital camera,  metering,  auto focus,  basic,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC 

Fujifilm Wide Conversion Lens for X100 Announced
New optic gives Fujifilm X100's standard lens into 28mm equivalent coverage

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, May 15, 2012

Fujifilm today announced a wide conversion lens that attaches expands the Fujifilm X100's angle of view from 35mm to 28mm (35mm equivalents)....  > Read more

Tags: Fujifilm,  system compact,  lens,  Fujifilm X100 

Leica M Monochrom, X2 Compact, flagship 50mm lens unveiled today
Only Leica would do this: New rangefinder only shoots black and white

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, May 10, 2012

Leica today announced three major new products: the Leica M Monochrom, the Leica X2, and the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens....  > Read more

Tags: Leica,  rangefinder,  black & white,  lens,  Leica M Monochrom,  Leica X2 

Fujifilm Finepix XP170 Adds Wireless Transfer to Underwater Ruggedized Compact Digital Camera
Connects to smartphones and tablets via app

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, May 8, 2012

Fujifilm today announced the latest version of its underwater compact camera line, the Fujifilm Finepix XP170, the first to boast wireless transfer capability and easy sharing on social networks....  > Read more

Tags: digital camera,  Fujifilm,  wireless,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  wi-fi,  underwater,  rugged 

Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS Is First Expandable Rugged Underwater Compact Camera
A ruggedized version of Olympus XZ-1

Blog The ALC Blog - by Adorama News Writer, May 8, 2012

The Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS, announced today, is the world's first rugged underwater compact digital camera that can be expanded, via add-on telephoto and fisheye lenses and 40.5mm filters....  > Read more

Tags: Olympus,  system compact,  underwater,  rugged 

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