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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

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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FAQ: I have $250. What kind of camera should I get for Fall Photography?

Six cameras that will do the job now.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 22 days ago

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Want to capture autumn's glory but don't have a whole lotta scratch? Here are some good choices for budget-minded snapshooters.

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TAGS: digital camera,  autumn,  leaves,  leaf 

5 Things You Must Have For Better Fall Foliage Photography

A brief gear guide for leaf peepers

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 25 days ago

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When the landscape turns orange, red and yellow, it's time to get shooting. Here's what you need to bring back stunning fall scenics.

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TAGS: polarizer,  scenics,  autumn,  leaf,  polarizing filter 

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, September 10, 2014

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, August 25, 2014

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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 

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