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October 2013 Blog

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Olympus Stylus 1: First Look
Retro EVF camera offers DSLR-like features, user experience

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 29, 2013

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Olympus, which quietly discontinued its Stylus line of compact digital cameras a short while back, has revived it as a retro-styled, DSLR-like EVF camera, the Stylus 1....  > Read more

Tags: Olympus,  compact digital camera,  system compact,  Olympus Stylus 

Photo Plus Expo 2013 Wrap-Up
More good stuff we found on the show floor

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 28, 2013

Another great Photo Plus Expo is done. We walked the floor and found lots of useful gadgets, major announcements and everything in between. Here's a glimpse at the latest goodies....  > Read more
Photo Plus Expo Coverage, Part 1
The first day of Photo Plus Expo

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 24, 2013

The 30th annual Photo Plus Expo is on! After several exciting weeks of pre-show announcements, here's what we found walking the show floor....  > Read more

Tags: lowepro,  lacie,  Joby,  Gary Fong,  Hahnemuhle,  Spinlight,  tether tools 

Fujfilm X-E2, X-Q1: First Look
60 Improvements To Advanced Mirrorless Compact

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 18, 2013

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Fujifilm announced the second generation X-E2 with 60 new or improved features, most notably boosts in performance and focusing speed. The company also announced a posh compact camera, the X-Q1....  > Read more

Tags: Fujifilm,  street photography,  system compact,  APS,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  Fujifilm X-E1,  Fujifilm X-M1,  Fujifilm X-A1,  Fujifilm X-E2,  Fujifilm XQ1 

Nikon's D5300 - Wireless and with a New 58mm f/1.4G lens -First Look
Feeling Connected with Nikon's New Mid-Range APS DSLR

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 17, 2013

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With smart phones and tablets becoming a photographic viewing and sharing medium of choice, Nikon today announced their first Wi-Fi-friendly DSLR, the D5300. Is it the best of all worlds?...  > Read more

Tags: DSLR,  tablet,  wi-fi,  APS,  Smart Phone,  Smart Camera,  Nikon D5300 

Panasonic GM-1 Worlds Smallest Mirrorless System Camera: First Look
Tiny Micro Four Thirds Camera

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 17, 2013

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Panasonic has put high-quality images at the fingertips of snapshooters and photo enthusiasts alike with the GM-1, a miracle of miniaturization....  > Read more

Tags: compact digital camera,  micro four thirds,  system compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Panasonic GM-1 

Sony A7, A7R Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact: First Look
36MP sensor model tops impressive new line of fast compacts, including a pair of 35mm sensor cameras

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 16, 2013

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Sony today revealed the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens full-frame digital camera and world's highest-resolution full-frame MILC, the Sony A7 and Sony A7R, plus a new 1-inch sensor, 20MP premium zoom lens compact, the Sony RX10. ...  > Read more

Tags: 35mm,  sony,  system compact,  CMOS,  interchangeable lens,  MILC,  35mm sensor,  Sony Alpha 7,  Sony Alpha 7R 

Manfrotto Pro, Advanced Camera Bags - First Look
Accessory maker overhauls its camera bag lineup with 26 new models.

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 14, 2013

Manfrotto today overhauled its lineup of camera bags with 13 new "Advanced" bags designed for enthusiasts, and 13 "Pro" bags that are said to be constructed to withstand the rigors of pro use....  > Read more

Tags: camera bag,  backpack,  bags,  Manfrotto,  case 

Dan McComb Compares 4 Matteboxes: Redrock, Genus, Flashpoint and Tilta
Mattebox product comparison.

Blog The ALC Blog - by Dan McComb, October 9, 2013

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Whether you are familiar with Matteboxes or not, this handy comparison form Dan McComb is the perfect guide to choosing yours. ...  > Read more

Tags: canon,  video,  Flashpoint,  tiffen,  Zeiss,  Redrock,  Pro Video,  Genus,  Tilta,  Mattebox 

Nikon D610: First Look
Budget Full-Frame DSLR Gets Tweaked

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, October 8, 2013

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Speed boosts, quiet burst mode, improved AF performance distinguish Nikon's new sub-$2000 full-frame DSLR....  > Read more

Tags: DSLR,  35mm sensor 

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