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Adorama Buying Guides

The Ultimate Photography and Consumer Buying Guide Compendium

By Adorama Learning Center Editors - November 14, 2013


As part of Adorama's mission to provide practical information to help our customers choose the best products for their needs, the Adorama Learning Center's team of world-class photography, video and consumer electronics experts have put together buying guides covering a wide range of products for you.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BUYING GUIDES

Digital Photography

Accessories and Gift Ideas for Photographers


Digital Cameras


Lenses and Filters




Video Gear


Consumer Electronics


Don't see a guide for something you're interested in? Post a request in the comments below. We're still writing and posting guides, so come back here often.

 

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A Fashion Photographer's Toolkit

Here's the gear you need to get started in fashion photography.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 7 days ago

Whether you're shooting models on a runway for big, chaotic events such as Fashion Week, or you're doing fashion shoots in your own studio where you can control everything, here is a guide to the gear you'll need.

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TAGS: camera,  budget,  buying guide,  DSLR,  flash,  fashion,  monopod,  buying,  Digital photography,  cameras,  buying tips,  Flashpoint,  bracket,  orbis,  business,  Sekonic,  Velbon,  Kenko,  fashion photography,  Fashion Week,  Transmitter,  Interfit,  RadioPopper,  receiver 

Gear Up For Fall 2014!

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Frank Walker, 23 days ago

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A scintillating selection of recently released and tried-and-true cameras, lenses and accessories that’ll help you to take your photography to the next level and beyond.

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TAGS: canon,  Panasonic,  Leica,  sigma,  stabilization,  monopod,  steady,  sony,  stabilize,  tiffen,  Think Tank,  Steadycam,  Domke,  NIKKOR lenses,  Stabilizer,  Nikon,  Steadicams,  Giotto,  Davis Sanford Traverse 

The Best Waterproof Digital Camera and Smartphone Cases Right Now!

Time To Hit The Beach! Updated for 2014

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 7, 2014

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Are you the adventurous type? Like to be one with the mud? Want to get great underwater snorkel shots? Don't mind getting wet, gritty, dusty, and dirty? These protective cases for your fragile mobile devices and digital cameras, are designed for you.

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TAGS: digital camera,  system compact,  underwater,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  underwater housing 

What's The Best Travel Tripod?

These camera supports fit in carry-on luggage; updated for 2014.

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 7, 2014

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If you are traveling by plane and plan to bring a tripod with you, weight—and especially size—count. Which models fit in your carry-on bag? Here are our favorites.

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TAGS: buying guide,  travel,  carry-on luggage,  travel photography,  tripod,  carry-on bag,  Gitzo,  Giottos,  Focus on Travel Photography,  Benro,  Induro,  Slik,  Velbon 

The Best Entry-Level DSLRs for 2014

Check out the most popular DSLR cameras for beginner photographers. Also find out about more about DSLRs and why they are so popular.

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 6, 2014

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Meet four fantastic starter DSLRs with a kit lens that cost less than $650. Learn why these are not just great bargains, but also great cameras!

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TAGS: canon,  DSLR,  pentax,  beginner,  digital SLR,  sony 

The Best EVF Digital Cameras for 2014

More cameras are sprouting electronic viewfinders. Is this a long-overdue eye-level finder rebirth?

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 4, 2014

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One of the most welcome trends in new camera design is the return of the eye-level viewfinder. But instead of those hardly-worth-it squintfinders of yore, these are digital, they’re showing up on more compact cameras, and they’re better than ever!

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TAGS: electronic viewfinder,  superzoom,  compact digital camera,  EVF 

6 Ways Of Protecting Your Valuable Digital Camera From Rain

Learn about the different products available to keep your digital camera waterproof. Six great ways to keep your camera dry when it’s raining out.

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 30, 2014

Keep your camera dry when it's pouring out

Raining again? There’s no reason to ever leave your camera exposed to the elements. There are plenty of protective coverings available and they’re surprisingly affordable.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  rain,  covers,  Focus on Travel Photography 

Keep Shooting In The Cold with These Gloves Designed for Photographers

Shoot in the cold of winter with gloves designed for Photographers. Keep your gloves on when operating a camera. Updated for 2014

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 30, 2014

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In the cold of winter, photographers may not want to take their gloves off to operate their cameras’ external controls or touch-operated LCDs. Let’s elminate that excuse.

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TAGS: accessories,  winter 

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