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Around the Adoramasphere

Posted in News by Nathan Lee Bush on January 9, 2012

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

On Tech Tock, Mason posts a collection of Adorama Learning Center articles about bird photography in honor of National Bird Day; and he shares Joe McNally’s hands-on experience with the brand new flagship from Nikon, the D4.

On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, renowned bird photographer John Isaac explains how he got some of his best shots; Tamara Lackey sits down with Scott Bourne to discuss his love of bird photography and professional advice for any photographer; Mark Wallace walks us through mounting photos for display; and Bryan Peterson shows how backlighting leaves brings out their natural beauty.

At the Adorama News Desk, there’s lots of new product announcements in conjunction with PMA/CES! Nikon reveals it’s new flagship D4 professional DSLR as well as a new 85 f/1.8 lens; Sony is first out of the gate with its range of XQD memory cards, due later this month; DataColor announces its new display calibration devices, Spyder4; the world’s first 1000x CF card is revealed from Lexar, as well as the world’s first 256GB CF card; Fujifilm announces a new lineup of compact cameras; Domke announces its latest rugged bags for photographers; and Argraph reveals a couple shockingly simple but genius accessories, including one to turn a water bottle into a compact camera tripod, and one to create add a mirror to any camera for self or group portraits.

On the Gear Guides and Reviews blog, Mason takes the Ricoh GXR with M-Mount module to the masses for a good old fashioned street photography stress test; Russell Hart gives a rundown of best bird photography gear; Bob Atkins shares a lot of insight into making the decision of which lens to use for wildlife photography; and Mark reviews the Orbis Ring Flash Kit, which transforms any speedlight into into a ringlight.

On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, we compare feature for feature the just announced Nikon D4 flagship sports/action camera against its recently announced rival, the Canon 1D X and ask the reader, who will win this round? We also announce new job openings at our New York rental shop; and we cover the week’s photo openings, lectures, workshops and networking events in New York.

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