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Around the Adoramasphere

Posted in News by Nathan Lee Bush on November 28, 2011

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

Our Zeiss CP.2 collection is complete!

On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, I discuss whether the Sony NEX-7 is worth twice the cost of the NEX-5N; we announce the addition of the 50mm and 100mm t/2.1 CP.2 Compact Primes from Zeiss, which complete our rentable collection across the whole range, and in other lens news we unveil the awesome AF DC-Nikkor 135mm f/2D lens, which allows you to shift the bokeh in front of or behind the focal plane; Manfrotto/Gitzo tripod trade-in event at our retail store, which gives huge discounts with a trade of almost any tripod; and we share the news of our updated ARRI ALEXAs with the new firmware (SUP 5.0), allowing for framerates up to 120fps.

On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Tamara Lackey shares part two of her interview with portrait photographer Art Streiber; Bryan Peterson has tips for creating background variety in photos using a macro lens; David Cross explains how to create a four lighting setup for an on-location portrait; and Mark Wallace explains how to make holiday slideshows in iPhoto.

On the Gear Guides and Reviews blog, Mason explains the main types of memory cards and what to consider for each potential user.

On the Tech Tock blog, Mason Resnick asks readers to vote for the top cameras and accessories of 2011; and Leigh Caraccioli gives thanks for three photographers who’ve made a difference in her life.

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