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What You Need To Photograph the Olympics

Photographing the Winter Olympics has its own unique set of challenges for the photographer. Here are products and tips to make your shoot more successful.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Adorama News Writer, February 14, 2014

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Photographing the Winter Olympics is not only a challenge for the photographer, but it is also hard on equipment thanks to the weather conditions that come with snow and ice. First, you need to concentrate on your technique, then you need to gather products that will enhance your shoot and protect your gear.

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TAGS: winter,  snowboarding,  stabilization,  snow,  steady,  protection,  pro-optic,  stabilize,  wintertime photography,  Stabilizer,  Snowboard,  winter sports,  lens coat 

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 

Shooting Reflections—AdoramaTV

You Keep Shooting

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, September 2, 2011

Bryan Peterson shows how to use the Pro-Optic 14mm super-wide-angle lens to transform a scene by adding a reflection from a small shiny surface and making it look like a shiny lake.

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TAGS: composition,  reflections,  wide angle,  pro-optic,  lens 

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

A budget-busting wide-angle alternative

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Sandy Ramirez, April 28, 2011

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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?

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TAGS: wide angle,  pro-optic,  lens 

Pro Optic Filters—AdoramaTV

Product Reviews

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, April 13, 2011

Adorama Photography TV presents Pro Optic UV and polarizing filters.

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

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

Lots of mm's for the $

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, June 1, 2010

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.

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

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?

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Joe Farace, October 28, 2009

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.

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TAGS: fisheye,  pro-optic,  lens 

Get Closer Close-Ups With A Tele-Extender

An alternative to macro, sort of

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Joe Farace, May 1, 2009

We continue our look at tele-extenders an how they can add versatility to your lenses in general, and macro photography capabilities in particular.

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TAGS: pro-optic,  lens,  tele-converter,  tele-extender 

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