Around the Adoramasphere

Around the Adoramasphere is our weekly roundup of the internet goings-on of the Adorama family.

On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, We cover the major news items of the week, with two major announcements coming from Canon and RED, both vying to take the much coveted mid-range pro market. Dave Goldgaber liveblogged the long-awaited RED Scarlet X announcement, so anticipated it brought down the RED servers; he also features a post on essential digital cinema features straight from the mouth of RED founder Jim Jannard; and he lists the final specs for the Scarlet X; I write about the Canon’s super-35mm C300 launch, announced in Hollywood and attended by film luminaries like Martin Scorcese and Robert Rodriguez; we also feature many of our video interviews from the floor of PDN, including an interview with Chuck Westfall on the new full-frame flagship, the Canon 1D X, an interview with Brandon Remler on the Fujifilm X10 enthusiast compact, Sony’s Mike Bubolo on the NEX-7 MILC flagship and APS-C flagship A77, Nikon rep Lindsay Silverman on the J1 and Nikon’s new mirrorless interchangeable lens system, Leica’s Christian Erhardt on the M9-P full-frame rangefinder update, Manfrotto’s Jodi Palm on the latest offerings from the Italian tripod maker, and Joe McNally on his busy year; we also announce new photography rental agent positions at ARC; and we cover the week’s New York City photo and video events: workshops, openings, portfolio reviews and networking opportunities.

At the Adorama News Desk, Mason Resnick has his day-2 roundup of PhotoPlus, with lots of LED and continuous light news; Tiffen announces version 3 of its Dfx filter suite; and Gary Fong added a flip cage with his iPhone Tripod Adaptor.

On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Mark Wallace illustrates some techniques for avoiding flash reflections on eyeglasses; Michele Westmorland and Matt Weiss explain how to use strobes in underwater photography; and Bryan Peterson shows how to use a strobe to add punch to a humdrum graffiti photograph.

On the Gear Guides and Reviews blog, Mason has a buying guide for the best MILC’s now on the market, including the Nikon V1, Olympus E-P3, Panasonic GF2, Pentax Q, Samsung NX-200, Sony NEX-7 and Ricoh GXR; Mark shows off a Digital Microscope from Celestron that allows you to take pictures; and he reviews the Pocketbooth HD iPad app, which creates picturebooth-style photographs.

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