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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2009-12-18

December News From Adorama
By Jeff Snyder

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Nikon's new 70-200 2.8 AFS/VRII
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Adorama would like to wish the entire SportsShooter.com community very Happy Holidays, and a healthy & safe new year to come...

There's still time for last minute holiday shopping!!

Whether its Cameras, Video, Personal Electronics, TV's, Netbooks, Printers, Copiers, Binoculars, we have it all for you, in stock, and ready to ship now! Watch our site for "Specials" that are updated daily http://www.adorama.com

We're awaiting delivery of Canon's new 1D Mark IV bodies, and hope to see them in the next few weeks. If you have not already placed an order, do so now! It's almost 2010!

Nikon's D3S & new 70-200 2.8 AFS/VRII have begun to ship, and from what I've seen the images are mind blowing. I did have the opportunity to shoot the new 70-200 VRII a few weeks ago, and the focus is right on, tack sharp! These lenses have been in stock, check with me...

Adorama Rentals has new lower pricing & an much-expanded list of goodies that you may want to rent for a weekend and play with prior to purchase...Go to http://www.adoramarentals.com

Elinchrom's Ranger Kits have been VERY popular...Lots of bang for the buck! Have you seen the Ranger Quadra? It's soooo small & lightweight http://www.adorama.com/EL10290.html

As a reminder, we are your THINK TANK PHOTO pit stop. Every single item that Think Tank Photo manufactures is stocked by Adorama.

A whole lots been happening over at the Adorama Learning Center and TechTock Blog recently. Sports Shooter member and Director of New/Social Media, Jack Howard, has launched a pair of screencast tutorials on Advanced HDRI workflows with Adobe Photoshop CS4. Think HDRI is only about eye-piercing saturation and hyperdetailed edges-watch these videos to learn a whole lot more about working with expanded dynamic range with a much lighter touch in these videos: Part 1: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Advanced-HDR-Tone-mapping-in-Adobe-Photoshop-CS4-Part-1 and Part 2: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Advanced-HDR-Tone-Mapping-in-Adobe-Photoshop-CS4-Part-2. And on the subject of HDR photography, check out Jack's list of 2009 HDRI All Star cameras: http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/2009-HDR-All-Stars

Jack also walks you through all the steps for making customizable light writing and light graffiti images and videos in this tutorial: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Lightwriting

Mason Resnick runs the Canon Powershot G11(http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/Product-Review-Canon-G11) and the Ricoh GRIII (http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/Product-Review-Ricoh-GR-Digital-III) through their paces, and opines on the "squintfinders" on cameras like the G11: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Improve-the-Squintfinder-or-kill-it. And have you checked out the newest camera concept from Ricoh? The GXR swaps lens and sensors! (http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Ricoh-unveils-the-latest-game-changer)

Meanwhile, Jack spends a few minutes with the newest Lensbaby Optic Swap pieces, the Fisheye and Soft Focus lenses: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Lensbaby-Fisheye-and-Soft-Focus-Optics-Quick-Look .

Recent Podcast guest for the TechTock interviews include 2-time Military Photographer of the Year Stacy Pearsall: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/TechTock-Podcast-29-Stacy-Pearsall, NAPP president Scott Kelby: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/TechTock-Podcast-28-Scott-Kelby and the photography team behind the Amazon Kindle stop-action commercial: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/TechTock-Podcast-30-Angela-Kohler-and-Ithyle-Griffiths. And on Ask Adorama, Jack and Mason tackle tripods, discuss what happens in-camera when shooting RAW or reduced-resolution JPEG : http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Ask-Adorama-Episode-4, HD video on a shoestring budget and cool holiday photography tips: http://www.adorama.com/alc/blogarticle/Ask-Adorama-5 . Got a question for Jack and Mason and their deep network of industry insiders to tackle on an upcoming episode? Send it along to Ask@adorama.com!

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