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Meet Adorama's House Brands!

Is our gear great stuff or what?

By - September 24, 2012


Welcome to the home of Flashpoint, Pro-Optic, and Adorama—Adorama Camera's house brands!


Adorama Camera offers extensive inventories of name-brand gear, outstanding customer service, and extensive educational resources so you can learn and become a better photographer or videographer. But Adorama also distinguishes itself from its competition with numerous "house-brand" products—lenses, tripods, backdrops, and accessories galore for still and video photography! If you've never used a Flashpoint, Pro-Optic, or Adorama branded product before, read on. We've collected all of our reviews of Adorama's best goodies, which are always competitively priced and of outstanding value.

Flashpoint Brands include:

  • Studio and Shoe mount flash, continuous light and accessories
  • Camera and Lens accessories
  • Tripods
  • Consumer and Pro Video gear
  • Cases and bags
  • Photo albums and image storage systems
  • Batteries, power supplies, connecting cables
  • Binoculars and Telescopes and optics accessories
  • Office supplies


Pro Optic brands include:

  • Lenses
  • Filters
  • Lens accessories

The common theme of Adorama's house brands is value: They offer photographers and videographers a lower-cost way to gear up, without compromising on quality. In this section of the Adorama Learning Center, we put a wide variety of Flashpoint and Pro Optic products to the test in real-world situations, so you can judge their quality and utility for yourself.

 

 

 

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Glowing Reviews for Adorama Flashpoint and Adorama Glow

Reviews on Adorama Flashpoint and Adorama Glow

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Adorama News Writer, November 27, 2013

Don't take our word for it, check out what the critics are saying about the Flashpoint Glow Hexa Pop and the Flashpoint DSLR/DV Cinema Bundle! 

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TAGS: adorama,  Flashpoint,  Product Review,  Product Spotlight 

Product Review: Flashpoint 14-inch Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light

Low-Budget Lighting

ArticleFlashpoint, Pro-Optic, Adorama Gear Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Guest Author, April 18, 2013

The Flashpoint 14-Inch Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light is a budget-priced ring light that doesn't skimp on quality.

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TAGS: adorama,  ring flash,  Flashpoint,  ring light 

Improve Outdoor Portrait Photography with a Diffuser

How to diffuse away harsh sunlight

ArticleLighting Techniques Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, September 27, 2012

A lot of times you find yourself in the situation where you need to shoot a portrait outside, and it turns out that time is--yikes--noon!

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TAGS: flash diffuser,  Flashpoint,  flash modifier 

Flashpoint HDSLR Video Rig and Accessories: Product Review

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

ArticleCamcorders & HD Video Gear Guides & Reviews - by Steve Lars, September 27, 2012

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.

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TAGS: accessories,  video,  Flashpoint 

Creating The Perfect Background In Outdoor Portrait Photography

You Keep Shooting—AdoramaTV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, August 2, 2012

AdoramaTV Presents You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson. Join Bryan as he discusses the importance of the background in outside portrait photography. Watch as Bryan works with a model and outside setting to create the best backdrop for his photograph.

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TAGS: adorama,  photography,  camera,  photojournalism,  photographer,  photographs,  photographic,  outdoors,  outdoor lighting,  photography tips,  outdoor photography,  photography tip,  backgrounds,  cameras,  Adorama TV,  outdoor 

Your Best Portrait Photography Ever...With A $10 Shoot-Through Umbrella!

From Joe Farace’s Studio, Part IV

ArticleLighting Techniques Techniques and How-Tos - by Joe Farace, July 10, 2012

As we continue to look at budget-priced studio portrait photography lighting modifiers, I've discovered that while Octaboxes are great for portraits, there's a $10 shoot-through umbrella that produces results that are almost as good (or maybe better)!

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TAGS: adorama,  studio,  portrait,  studio lighting,  umbrella,  muslin,  flash diffuser,  Flashpoint,  focus on portraiture,  flash modifier,  portrait photography,  octabox,  shoot-through umbrella 

How to Shoot Priceless Professional Portrait Photography for a (Relative) Pittance

A MILC, an odd choice for a lens, a low-cost light or two, and you're ready to go!

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Sandy Ramirez, May 24, 2012

Portrait photography is the bread and butter job professional photographers do day in and day out. Everyone does them, be they Joe Blow in a small studio in Montana to Annie Liebowitz shooting for Vanity Fair. Can it be done on the cheap and look amazing? You bet!

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TAGS: portrait,  Lens advice,  lens,  focus on portraiture,  cine,  Pentax Q,  cinematography,  portrait photography,  adapter 

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

Does this budget-priced portrait lens make the grade?

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Sandy Ramirez, May 15, 2012

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!

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TAGS: portrait,  telephoto,  pro-optic,  lens 

The Secret to Using a Beauty Dish for Flattering Portrait Photography

From Joe Farace’s Studio

ArticleLighting Techniques Techniques and How-Tos - by Joe Farace, April 25, 2012

Of the many choices for lighting portraits, the Beauty Dish offers a dramatic light that wraps around your subject's face, providing a classic look to your portrait photography.

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TAGS: portrait,  lighting technique,  portrait photography,  beauty dish 

Flashpoint 312 LED Light

Product Reviews—AdoramaTV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, March 7, 2012

Adorama Photography TV presents the Flashpoint 312 LED Light Panel, an outstanding value that compares favorably against more expensive units.

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TAGS: light,  video,  Flashpoint,  LED light 

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