San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
As the world awaits the upcoming release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities worldwide, has announced the launch of a new collection of hand-picked experiences that bring travelers straight to the heart of Middle-earth.
Dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien as the hometown of the characters in The Lord of the Rings and in the prequel trilogy The Hobbit, Middle-earth is depicted beautifully on screen by film-maker Peter Jackson, using the lush and stunning landscapes of New Zealand as the backdrop. Viator has added three new Hobbiton tours to its selection of Lord of the Rings experiences so fans of the Tolkien series can revel in behind-the-scenes access to the actual sets used in filming. In addition to walking in the footsteps of Bilbo and Gandalf, travelers will be treated to insider information provided by expert local guides.
Be the First on Set, Only with Viator
Available only through Viator.com, the Viator Exclusive: Early Access to The Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set provides the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at where The Lord of the Rings and the 'Hobbit' trilogies were filmed. This exclusive small group tour departs Auckland at 6:30am and arrives at this popular attraction near Matamata, a small agricultural town approximately 2.5 hours' drive from Auckland, before the site opens to the general public. The expert guide brings travelers to portions of the set typically only accessed by the crew and off-limits to other tour groups. Travelers will see Bilbo Baggins house, Bag End, the Mill and the Party Tree among other recognizable landmarks, and enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Green Dragon Inn.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
A new book from renowned former White House chef John Moeller, who served three first families, would make a great holiday gift for hostesses, White House enthusiasts and foodies. The book gives readers a front row seat at the White House for the holidays and other special occasions and pulls the curtain back on everything you ever wanted to know about White House dining, from menus for State Dinners, to favorite foods of each of the Presidents and First families, to how the White House prepares for the holiday season.
Among the recipes included in the book is a Holiday Dinner menu that Chef Moeller created for a White House dinner in 2004. The recipe features Chanterelle Mushroom Soup with a Goat Cheese Fritter, Roast Tenderloin of Angus Beef with Black Truffle-scented Merlot Sauce, Saut
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
FUJIFILM today announced the launch of the new X-E2 Camera and X-Q1 Compact Camera System. Both the X-E2 and X-Q1 are available now for pre-order at Adorama (http://www.adorama.com/results/shop-fuji), one of the worlds largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers.
Photo Expert Mason Resnick Takes Industrys First Look at the new FUJIFILM X-E2 and X-Q1
Adorama Learning Centers Mason Resnick, a technology and photo industry expert, is one of the first to review one of the FUJIFILM X-E2 and X-Q1 early models. An excerpt from Masons First Look review: Topping the list of features is the sensor. Still recording 16MP images, FUJIFILM has added a Lens Modulation Optimizer, which is said to improve image quality, and a CMOS II sensor that the company claims has the world's fastest phase detection autofocus. A souped up EXR Processor II improves start-up, interval and continuous shooting performance, while additional functions include advanced filters, focus peaking, face detection and digital split manual focus. Set to be available by mid-November, the X-E1 will cost $ 999 for the body at Adorama. The rest of Masons First Look, FUJIFILM X-E2 and X-Q1 Cameras article can be read at http://www.adorama.com/alc/0014345/blogarticle/Fujfilm-X-E2-X-Q1-First-Look.
FUJIFILM X-E2 2nd Generation X-Series
With over 60 enhancements, the new FUJIFILM X-E2 represents a tremendous evolution from FUJIs X-E1 digital camera. The new X-trans CMOS II Phase Detection auto focus ranks as the worlds fastest with benchmarked speeds at 0.06s. Equipped with the EXR Processor II, the X-E2 guarantees fast performance for start-up, interval and continuous modes. Expanded functions include eight new advanced filters, face detection and an EVF/LCD frame rate at low light scene (50fps). The newly developed 1040K dot premium clear LCD is covered with tempered glass for maximum durability. X-E2 boasts improved operability with +3.0 and strong exposure compensation. The systems manual focus (live view magnification) features standard (1x, 4x, 6x), digital split image (1x, 4x), and focus peaking highlights. The X-E2 is offered at 999.00 USD and available mid-November (2013).
FUJIFILM X-Q1 Premium Quality in Your Pocket
Affordably priced at 499.00 USD and available at the end of October (2013) in either black or silver, the compact 100mm x H 58.5mm x D 33mm X-Q1 weighs in at a mere 200g. Its X-trans CMOS II Phase Detection auto focus ranks as the worlds fastest, with benchmarked speeds at 0.06s. Combined with the EXR Processor II, the X-Q1 delivers outstanding performance for any photographer. The ergonomic X-Q1 design features a F1.8 25-100mm 4x electric power zoom and a power switch. The newly developed 920K-dot premium clear LCD is covered with tempered glass for maximum durability. The X-Q1s sophisticated Control Ring gives photographers full manual control.
FUJIFILM X-E2 and X-Q1 Feature Highlights:
2/3 12 MP Large Sensor without Optical Low Pass Filter
Without the OLPF, the FUJIFILM X-E2 and X-Q1 cameras maximize the lens and ultimately, the resolution performance. Accurate discriminations make low S/N high ISO images. The X-Q1 offers a basic dynamic range of 1.5x.
Fast and Accurate Auto Focus
The X-E2 and X-Q1s 86k phase detection pixels and 36% center area give photographers outstanding speed at an impressive 0.06 seconds New technology for the continuous Auto Focus system allows for C-AF in live view, improved performance in low light and for low contrast subjects, and great accuracy in tracking moving subjects.
EXR Processor II for Unparalleled Performance
Featuring a start up time of one second and shooting interval at half that time, a shutter time lag of .01 seconds and continuous shooting at up to 7FPS (X-E2) and up to 12FPS (X-Q1), the FUJIFILM X-Q1 outperforms other cameras in its category.
Three-Inch 1040K & 920K High Resolution LCD
Covered with tempered glass, the wide-view 80-degree (X-E2) and 85-degree (X-Q1) angles give photographers a durable LCD with optimal viewing. Combined with the 1000:1 high contrast, images come through with stunning quality.
Versatile Hybrid Photo and Full HD
In addition to capturing stunning still images, Both X-E2 and X-Q1 let photographers capture full HD movies at 60/30fps.
Newly Designed Control Ring
The brand new X-Q1 Control Ring features many enhancements, including the ability for photographers to manually focus, power zoom, program shift, and control shutter speed and aperture value as well as exposure compensations ISO, white balance, film simulation and more.
Easy Image Transfer with Wi-Fi
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