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Spotlight on Flashpoint and Pro Optic

Forgive us if we blow our own horn, but Adorama has some fantastic gadgets, lenses and other items

By - November 20, 2012

Over the years, Adorama has added an impressive lineup of products for photographers and videographers under our house brands, Pro Optic and Flashpoint. Pro Optic is primarily lenses and filters, while Flashpoint brand products cover everything from studio flash and flash modifiers to tripods, video rigs, clamps, and much more. And don't forget our Belle Drape line of photographic backdrops.


At the Adorama Learning Center, we've reviewed many of these products and found them to be outstanding values for many photographers and videographers. Read may be pleasantly surprised that the new gizmo you really need is available under an Adorama brand name for less!


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Pro Optic Filters—AdoramaTV

Product Reviews

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Adorama Photography TV presents Pro Optic UV and polarizing filters.


TAGS: filter,  polarizer,  polarizing,  protection,  uv,  pro-optic,  Adorama TV 

Product Review: Pro-Optic 8mm f/3.5 Fish-Eye CS lens

Does this sub-$300 ultrawide lens deliver image quality that will please demanding digital photographers?

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Lots of photographers would like to own a really wide angle, fish-eye lens, but there has always been one major roadblock standing in the way: the price tag. These optical devices are complicated to design and build, and that complexity is ultimately reflected in the cost.


TAGS: fisheye,  pro-optic,  lens 

Pro Optic 85mm f/1.4 ASPH Portrait Lens Product Review

Does this budget-priced portrait lens make the grade?

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Pro Optic has updated its 85mm f/1.4 budget prime. What does the new version, with it’s new aspherical lens formulation, provide in performance enhancements? So what else to do with an 85mm lens but take a portrait or two!


TAGS: portrait,  telephoto,  pro-optic,  lens 

Product Review: Pro Optic 14mm f/2.8 Ultrawide Lens

A budget-busting wide-angle alternative

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The Pro Optic 14mm f/2.8 lens offers a low-cost entry to wide-angle photography. But can it deliver the quality to compete with the more expensive versions?


TAGS: wide angle,  pro-optic,  lens 

Field report: Pro Optic 500mm f/6.3 mirror lens

Lots of mm's for the $

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If you're an aspiring nature shooter who is discouraged by the high cost of supertelephoto lenses (which can run into the thousands of dollars), here's a low-cost alternative: the Pro Optic 500mm f/6.3 mirror lens.


TAGS: adorama,  review,  mirror lens,  500mm,  pro-optic 

A Better Angle for Down-To-Earth Shots

Find the right angle with this finder

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Using a macro lens lets you get close but achieving a pleasing composition requires a good look through the viewfinder. But sometimes you need help getting down.


TAGS: macro,  macro photography,  Digital photography,  viewfinder 

Product Profile: Flashpoint Flash Diffuser

Simple but effective flash modifier

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Simplicity is often the best way to go. The Flashpoint Flash Diffuser, which is virtually the same as the Sto-Fen Omni Boucne (but costs a bit less), is a simple plastic box that fits over specific flash units.


TAGS: flash,  flash diffuser,  Flashpoint,  flash modifier 

Flashpoint DSLR/DV Cinema Bundle: Hands-On Overview: Adorama Photography TV

Hands-On Overview: Adorama Photography TV

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Adorama Photography TV presents the Flashpoint All-Inclusive DSLR/DV Cinema Bundle. This bundle includes the Flashpoint Matte Box, Follow Focus, and Shoulder Rig. Each part can be purchased separately.


TAGS: adorama,  DSLR,  portable,  digital SLR,  Adorama TV,  cinematography,  rig 

Flashpoint LCD 8 in. Monitor with Remote—AdoramaTV

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Adorama Photography TV presents the Flashpoint LCD 8 inch Monitor with Remote for cameras with HDMI port.


TAGS: monitor,  review,  products,  LCD,  Product Review,  Product Profile 

Flashpoint HDSLR Video Rig and Accessories: Product Review

Budget video gear gets put through the rigors of Fashion Week by a pro

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Can Flashpoint’s latest HD Video accessories stand up to the rigors of New York’s Fashion Week? Using my Canon 5D Mark II, I put them to the ultimate high-pressure test.


TAGS: accessories,  video,  Flashpoint 

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