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April 2013 Blog

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First Look: Panasonic DMC-LF1
A compact digital camera with an EVF

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, April 26, 2013

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The Panasonic DMC-LF1 represents a new line of cameras for the electronics giant: It's a compact camera with an optical viewfinder that fits in your shirt pocket....  > Read more

Tags: Panasonic,  point and shoot,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  EVF,  Panasonic LF1 

Who Really Needs 256GB on One SDXC Card?
When Supersized Memory Is And Isn't A Good Idea

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, April 25, 2013

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SDXC Memory Cards can theoretically hold up to 2TB—more than a computer's hard drive. Is that a good thing, or overkill? It depends on how the card is being used....  > Read more

Tags: memory card,  lexar,  SDXC Memory Card 

9 Tips For Spring-Cleaning Your Camera Bag—And Everything In It!
Freshen Up Your Camera Gear

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, April 22, 2013

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Spring is a good time to make sure all of your gear is clean, working, and ready to go. Here are 9 maintenance suggestions to help keep your lenses, cameras, and accessories in tip-top shape....  > Read more

Tags: test,  camera,  flash,  dust,  clean,  cleaning fluid,  batteries,  camera bag,  backpack,  bags,  Duracell,  microfiber cloth 

10 Things Photographers Can Do To Honor Earth Day
An Earth-friendly call to action

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

Here are four frequently-used photo-related gadgets that you can "green up" as well as six ecologically sensitive activities photographers can do on Earth Day and beyond....  > Read more

Tags: light,  batteries,  LCD,  environmental,  backpack,  inspiration,  ethics,  bags,  battery,  recycle,  earth day 

First Look: Ricoh GR
Big APS sensor, pocket-sized camera! Is this the best GR yet?

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

With a sensor that delivers top image quality, has Pentax Ricoh just catapulted itself to the top of the posh, pocketable compact digital camera heap?...  > Read more

Tags: pentax,  pocket-sized,  ricoh,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  system compact,  ultracompact,  Ricoh GR 

First Look: Panasonic GF6
Smallest Micro Four Thirds Lumix Is First With Wi-Fi

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, April 16, 2013

Panasonic has joined the great "Honey I Shrunk The Camera" race with the GF6, the smallest camera in the Lumix Micro Four Thirds line....  > Read more

Tags: Panasonic,  micro four thirds,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  mirrorless,  Panasonic Lumix 

5 Photographic Causes Worth Supporting
Give or volunteer—the choice (and gratification) is yours

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, April 15, 2013

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It’s never too early to think causes to support, and tax deductible contributions to make for this year’s taxes. When NEXT April 15 comes around, here are 5 photo-oriented causes that are worth supporting...  > Read more

Tags: children,  charity,  taxes,  Donations,  volunteer 

AdoramaTV Goes to NAB: Show Floor Interviews
NAB 2013 Coverage, Video Edition

Blog The ALC Blog - by Richard Harrington, April 10, 2013

Join Rich Harrington in this series of exclusive NAB show floor interviews and find out what's new in Vegas!...  > Read more

Tags: professional,  video,  pro,  post,  Adorama TV,  NAB,  video camera,  Videography,  Pro Video,  Digital Cinema,  Adorama Rental Company,  ARC 

NAB: 4K Capture, Display Dominate Pro Show
NAB 2013 Show Coverage

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, April 9, 2013

Ultra-HD permeated new products and services announced as the curtain went up on the big broadcast trade show in Las Vegas...  > Read more

Tags: canon,  Panasonic,  video,  samsung,  sony,  NAB,  video camera,  broadcast,  4K video,  Ultra HD 

Adorama First To Show New 85-Inch Samsung 4K Display at NAB
NAB 2013 Coverage

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, April 7, 2013

The only 4K, 85-inch Television currently in the US, the Samsung S9, is on display at Adorama Booth C7412, at NAB...  > Read more

Tags: adorama,  samsung,  television,  NAB,  flat screen,  TV,  4K video,  Ultra HD 

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